Duality dwells at every turn, and an adolescent Zeus will learn that all too well when Hyperion attacks his family on Crete.
When the dust settles, his mother is unconscious and his best friend left for dead.
Stacking epic insult upon fatal injury, Zeus discovers the woman who raised him is not his biological mother. But to ensure her safety while she recovers, a heavy-hearted Zeus leaves her behind to seek answers at Mount Olympus Preparatory Academia.
Zeus embarks on a quest to discover who ordered the attack on his home, avenge the death of his friend, and find his birth mother. When some of his new schoolmates vanish, Zeus’s quest is turned upside down, and the only way to make things right is to access the power of The Sky Throne, confront a most dangerous enemy, and take his life back.
On his way to becoming king of the Greek gods, Zeus will learn to seize power, neutralize his enemies, and fall in love.
“Destined to have a sequel or two, young teens will appreciate the story, and teachers will appreciate that it instructs readers about the pantheon of gods.”–Kevin Beach, VOYA Magazine
crashing against the shore. Telesto, the most beautiful sea nymph by several
stadia, smiled at me for the first time since I’d been going to the school.
Okay, it wasn’t a full smile. The corner of her lip twitched upward as she
flipped her wavy, aquamarine hair over her shoulder and glanced past me. But
that counts, right?
don’t make my move, she’ll be gone to the upper school next year.”
reached the weather-beaten front door to the main school hall.
that because I wore my yellow tunic today.”
twirled the ends. “But what happens when I wear my purple tunic?”
Tethys, aren’t you?”
He is me. One and the same.”
tongue is spectacularly sharp-witted.”
to the bonfire at the beach tomorrow night?”
me from behind. “Those are uncharted waters, boy. Careful now,” One of them
called over his shoulder. Those were the first words they’d ever spoken to me.
Telesto rolled her eyes. “Pay them no mind. They’re harmless. You were saying?”
club that you have to be born into, right? Being brothers and sisters, children
of Headmasters Okeanos and Tethys… young water deities in training… masters of
rivers and streams…”
stars. Eating, drinking, stargazing… What’s better than that?”
could stop it. “Kissing you under the stars. That’s better.”
first you have to show up.”
you tomorrow?” She disappeared inside the school hall.
back is not very happy about now.
for six years in Culpeper, VA, and also coached football.
the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and climbed Diamond Head crater
on Hawaii and rang in the New Year in Tokyo, Japan. But he dreams of one day
visiting Greece and Italy.
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