Thursday, 21 July 2011

Medea - priestess, warrior princess, sorceress, adventurer

I am quite possibly the luckiest writer-publisher type person in the world at the moment.
     I am publisher of the House that has Medea.
     Medea the woman was many things. Medea the book is the first book in The Delphic Women trilogy by Kerry Greenwood.
     And Clan Destine Press is thrilled to announce that Medea will be released in August 2011.
     Medea  is an extraordinary tale of love, lust, friendship, bravery, cowardice, betrayal, murder, mythical creatures, heroic heroes, brave heroines, gods, goddesses, legendary ships, and giant snakes. Oh, and giants.
     Kerry Greenwood’s retelling of the story of Medea – sorceress, Priestess of Hekate, Princess of Colchis, securer of the Golden Fleece – is exhilarating, page-turning, beautiful, and utterly believable.  It also sets the record straight – about who really killed her children.

Medea: her very name is a byword for infamy. Legend has it that she murdered her own children for revenge.
But love in Ancient Greece was often a dangerous game; and legends are not always what they seem.
     Medea, devoted wife of Jason, was also a loving mother, a loyal friend of Herakles, and a brave adventurer with the Argonauts.

For anyone who's been living in a cave or a far-distant planet, Kerry GreenwoodAustralia's Queen of Crimeis best known for her Phryne Fisher mysteries and Corinna Chapman crime novels [published by someone else! (ok Allen & Unwin)] but, of course, is also the author of CDP's first historical novel – Out of the Black Land.
     Kerry’s detailed research and investigative skills into the ancient world – through ancient and secondary sources, and her personal travels throughout Greece and Egypt – means she puts her own stamp on the stories of these long-ago worlds. Her historical fiction lives and breathes authenticity.
     The beautiful cover art for Medea is by the renowned – and totally amazing! – American artist, Ran Valerhon; whom we ‘found’ through mutual Facebook friends.
Over the next couple of weeks we at Clan Destine Press will be making a bit of noisenot only about Medea and it's forthcomingnessbut also about the other four paperbacks and 14 eBooks we'll be flinging out into the wild for your reading pleasure... between now and October. 
  So stayed tuned for: 
  • what is coming out, and when
  • the lowdown on just who has written all those eBooks
  • previews of our absolutely fabulous new covers
  • spotlights on new authors
  • intros to new affiliated author website
  • a marauding horde of sawtooth bunnies!
    In the meantime you can pre-order your copy of Medea from the Clan Destine Press website now!
         So, what are you waiting for?



1 comment:

  1. It would probably be sensible to include the link to Clan Destine Press.