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Oracles of Delphi : A Novel of Suspense

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All Althaia wants on her trip to Delphi is to fulfill her father's last wish and enjoy time away from her tiresome new husband. Finding the body of a young woman on the altar of Dionysos in the theater of the Sacred Precinct on her first day in town is not in her plans. Neither is getting involved in the search for the killer, falling for the son of a famous priestess, or getting pulled into the ancient struggle for control of the two most powerful oracles in the world. But that's exactly what happens when Theron, Althaia's tutor and a man with a reputation for finding the truth, is asked to investigate. When a priest hints that Theron himself may be involved, Althaia is certain the old man is crazy-until Nikomachos, son of the famous priestess of Dodona, arrives with an urgent message. As Theron's past, greedy priests, paranoid priestesses, visions, prophecies, and stolen treasures complicate the investigation, Althaia finds herself falling for Nikomachos whose dangerous secrets may hold the key to the young woman's death. When another body is found and Althaia discovers Nikomachos is being blackmailed, she devises a plan to coerce the killer to reveal himself and, in the process, forces Nikomachos to confront his own past. As the plan unfolds, she comes to realize that love often comes at a high price and that the true meaning of family is more than a blood bond.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 151 x 229 x 18mm | 456g
  • MO, United States
  • English
  • 0989207935
  • 9780989207935
  • 2,420,559

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Mysticism, murder and mystery in ancient Delphi: Marie Savage weaves intrigue and suspense into wonderfully researched historical fiction while introducing the reader to Althaia, a spirited Athenian woman with a flair for forensic detection. -- Elisabeth Storrs, author of The Wedding Shroud and The Golden Dice Oracles of Delphiis an original and compelling mystery. Savage's complex characters and deft writing shine as she pulls readers into the fascinating world of fourth century B.C. Greece. A wonderful debut!-- Sarah Wisseman, author of the forthcoming Burnt Siena Flora Garibaldi art conservation mystery and the Lisa Donahue archaeological mystery series It is hard to make a female character both strong and vulnerable, but Marie Savage has done just that with Althaia of Athens. Well done! -- Cynthia Graham, author of the forthcoming Beneath Still Waters Oracles is a good read with distinctive, well-developed characters, and a thoughtful glimpse into a vanished culture. -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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About Marie Savage

Writing under the pen name Marie Savage, Kristina Makansi is a life-long armchair archaeologist obsessed with the ancient world. Captivated by the beauty of Delphi, she outlined Oracles of Delphi while flying home from one of her visits to Greece. Kristina is the co-founder of Blank Slate Press, Treehouse Author Services, and is on the board of the Saint Louis Literary Consortium and Missouri Center for the Book. She's also the co-author of the THE SOWING, the first in a sci-fi YA trilogy. kristinamakansi.com
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