Book Review: “Epic of Helinthia” by MJ Pankey
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Book Review: “Epic of Helinthia” by MJ Pankey

Steeped in Greek mythology and Homeric tradition, MJ Pankey’s debut novel “Epic of Helinthia” immerses readers in the tale of a group of heroes who battle treachery and divine machinations as they seek to overthrow a tyrant. This story fits seamlessly into the corpus of Greek mythology with conniving gods and goddesses, hubris aplenty, and heroes whose courageous appearances belie secrets galore.

Of Merchants, Mythology, & Mercians: My Top Books of 2023
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Of Merchants, Mythology, & Mercians: My Top Books of 2023

2023 has been an excellent year for reading! I’ve narrowed down some of my top choices including works by new and independent authors such as Margaret Kasimatis, Yvonne Korshak, Vera Bell, and Kiersten Marcil. I’ve also included historical fiction and non-fiction works by established authors on topics such as Greek mythology, Anglo-Saxon England, and Renaissance Italy. Enjoy!

Book Review: “Pericles and Aspasia” by Yvonne Korshak
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Book Review: “Pericles and Aspasia” by Yvonne Korshak

Yvonne Korshak creates a remarkable look into the golden past of Athens in her novel “Pericles and Aspasia”. Breathtaking in execution, exquisite in detail, realistic in interpretation, Pericles and Aspasia tells the story of the statesman and general Pericles and his lover Aspasia, a hetaira and the daughter of a philosopher. Their love story will change history.