Sunday, 15 September 2013


OH WOW!! I know this author and trust me! She is adorable, sweet, funny, honest, reliable and very conventional! She is beautiful in my eyes, such a good person and so down to earth. So when I saw she was the author of this magical, mythical series, I was like WHAT??? And she was like yeah! and I as like Whaaaat??

Right then, with no further ado or adieu :-)  I am proud to present:

If this doesn't intrigue you enough to buy the book, then I don't know what will!!

Take what you know about mythology and throw it out the window....
Do you have any idea what Zeus, Odin, Pandora's Box, Atlantis, Machu Picchu, Hera, Nike, Dragons, Vlad, Clones, and Vampires have in common? Athine does!
Athine is not your ordinary immortal born goddess. Learn of her mysterious origins, learn why Zeus hates her so much, find out where vampires come from, and learn what really happened to the dragons.
The Daughter of Ares Chronicles follows Athine as she uncovers the secrets of her destiny while interacting with key figures from many mythologies. This printed version contains novellas one through four in one complete edition. 
Here is a little taste to wet your appetite:
  “Athine, hold the sword in one hand and cast a spell with the other!”  My mother, Raelin, was always barking orders.  It was always practice and then practice some more.  Didn’t she know how bored I was?  I had been practicing for eons to protect a land that was at peace.  I could cast magic with my eyes closed and my fighting skills were second nature to me.  Why did I need to practice so much if my skills were already honed?  
   “Mother, this is useless.  No one has attacked Olympus, Draosia, or Ximira for several centuries.  Why must I keep practicing to be a protector of the lands with these poorly made weapons?  They break when I use them.  How can I possibly fight with this stick?” 
   “Athine, you are a goddess of war born from three different bloodlines.  You must to live up to your legacy.  That is why you have to keep practicing.  I do not know why the weapons keep breaking.  Maybe if you focused more on using your Sh’cersay and less on your poor attitude the weapons would perform better.”
  Ah yes, my ever present poor attitude.  Perhaps it was borne out of sheer boredom.  I had no desire to be a warrior protector.  That was supposed to be my mother’s job.  Yet, she kept trying to make it mine. Something about a vision or prophecy; I never really paid attention.
   “Athine, stop day dreaming.  Andraste and Sabrina will be here tomorrow for your A’samrad.  Do you want to embarrass your grandmother by not completing the rite of passage?   As a potential ruler of Ximira and maybe even Olympus you are expected to do well.  Anything less would be an embarrassment to the bloodlines; all three of them.”
  “Embarrassment?  Potential ruler?  Has anyone asked me if I cared lately?  I practice day in and day out just for the possibility that I may be ruler of a humdrum, peaceful country.  Maybe if I did fail the A’samrad you all would let me be.  I have no desire to be a ruler.   I do not care that my entire family is of noble immortals that love to rule.  I want to see other worlds.  I want to live a life of adventure.”  
   How much clearer could I get?  I had no desire to rule any of these lands, yet they all hoped I would rule one day.  Any of my other siblings, cousins, aunts, or uncles would love to play this role.  I was meant for so much more, but alas no, becoming a “ruler” keeps being dumped on my lap.  I secretly wished I could fail the A’samrad and become an embarrassment.  That way I could go off on an adventure and discover what lay beyond the walls of our palace.  I knew there were harsher worlds out there ready for me to conquer.  I just had to get out of this world to find them.

Book Title:  Verses of Athine (The Daughter of Ares Chronicles ) <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->Author Name:  Shannon McRoberts

Author Location (for press releases) Kentucky
Name of series and book number in series:  The Daughter of Ares Chronicles has four installments and this book has installments 1 through 4.  Book 5 is currently being written J 
Genre:  Fantasy
Publisher:  Obsidian Poet Press (author’s own line)
Date of Publication: April 2013
ISBN:  978-1483934112 (paper Createspace)
        9781301957460 (Smashwords) 
ASIN: B00C0FZ53A (Amazon)
Number of pages:  358
Word Count:  97,100
Formats available:  6x9 Trade Paperback, Kindle, ePub, PDF (This book is on Amazon and in the premium Smashwords distribution.  It is also in the expanded paper distribution through Createspace)
Cover Artist:  Shannon McRoberts





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