A Storm In Olympus
Sixteen years after Madeley Enfin watched the King of Sparta put her father's farmlands to the torch, winning her hand, breaking the first unity treaty between Sparta and Athens, and inciting a war that would split the country down the middle, she has finally found peace in her husband's homeland. The fighting is all but over, her daughters are growing every day and, even as a Queen, Sparta seems to have finally forgotten her, if not yet forgiven.
Until an old cult starts murdering boys at their training camps.
The signs are worrying, worse still is the paranoia that has come upon her husband, the cold fear that has crept beneath his armour to touch his bones. If Sparta's history is anything to learn from, it will not be long before whomever is behind these murders turns their eyes towards the rest of Greece.
It is put to her to end the strife between Athens and Sparta, to negotiate an alliance she herself broke in her naivety. To do that, she must go to the heart of Athens, to Greystone, where the mortal children of Athena rule, and she must beg. She must bargain with the only thing she cannot bare to lose - her daughters. But when a Northern princess becomes her greatest opposition in securing the aid of Athens, Madeley is forced to confront every demon she wrought all those years ago, or doom Greece to the second war in her lifetime.
A Greek epic about kings, demigods, and motherhood, and the everlasting battle between family and the world.