"A riveting tale"
In 1350 BC, Melanion struggles with the cards fate has
dealt him, as he has no earthly idea how to achieve the
dual vows he made to his now deceased mother. Somehow
Melanion must keep his matriarch's home city Thessaly safe
from the invasion of his father King Kryton of Macedonia.
Yet on the other hand, Melanion is not to kill his sire.
Though Melanion tries to negotiate a diplomatic peace,
Kryton's High Command Polymus has a different plan for
Thessaly, utter rape and destruction of the city-state.
Thessaly Princess Atalante knows she is the chosen one of
the Goddess Artemis though she also believes the mark on
her visage leaves her quite ugly with no chance of gaining
the love of a man. When Melanion meets Atalante, he finds
her beautiful, but though she is not allowed to look in a
mirror she cannot believe he tells the truth. Still, they
fall in love, but Melanion tugs at Atalante's loyalties to
her family and the quest Artemis placed on her.
THE MOON RUNNERS is an excellent mythological romance
starring two superb lead characters struggling with love
and their respective vows while a wonderful horde of
secondary players augment the heroic twosome by adding
depth to the strong tale. The story line is loaded with
action and quite descriptive so that the reader believes
they are on an Ancient Greek quest amidst the Olympus
legends. More novels like this one will lead to Mary Lennox
becoming a legendary chronicler of the Ancient Greek myths.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 30, 2002