"Wonderful short story!"
Delos, one of Zeus' many illegitimate sons, has finally
given in to his father's requests to marry. His friend and
mentor, Kato, has managed to get most of the eligible women
living in the land of the gods together. Not a single woman
out of all those assembled has been able to answer the one
question Delos has for them in the proper way. The only
thing Delos is looking for in a spouse is for her to remain
faithful. However, none of the women are willing to commit
to a monogamous relationship once they wed. Infidelity runs
rampant among the gods and none of them are willing to
stick to one man. Disgusted, Delos decides to go for a ride
on his faithful stallion.
Once he leaves, Kato goes to his good friend, Hephenon,
with an idea on how to find Delos a spouse. It turns out
Hephenon has a daughter, Megaira, who has just come back
from studying with the Stygian witches. Since she is
beautiful, men just won't leave her alone. But Megaira has
a secret, one she can trust no one with.
Since they played together as children, Delos and Megaira
know each other well. When Megaira comes across Delos in
the stable, he is stunned by her beauty. And one thing
leads to another, and they decide to wed in secret. Now is
the time when Megaira's secret will come out.
What is Megaira's secret? How will it affect her marriage
with Delos? What will Delos do when he discovers Megaira's
THE GROOM is a wonderful short story. C.S. Chatterly does a
fantastic job of bringing us into the life of the gods in
modern times, when people no longer worship them.
Portraying the decadence of the gods in a realistic manner,
C.S. Chatterly shows us what happens when one man decides
to live his life in a different style, and the difficulties
he encounters. We become pulled into the story from the
very first paragraph and the action and conflicts don't let
up until the very end. This is a true romance and shows how
love can indeed conquer all and I highly recommend it!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 15, 2006