historical fiction

Review: The Shadow of Perseus by Claire Heywood

The Shadow of Perseus follows the women of myth: Danae, Perseus's mother, Medusa the Gorgon, and Andromeda, wife of Perseus. Claire Heywood reframes this myth into a historical, realistic context in which a simple baker is the father of Perseus, not Zeus, Medusa is a real woman of a female-led tribe, and Andromeda was not… Continue reading Review: The Shadow of Perseus by Claire Heywood

book review, historical fiction

Review: Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman

Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman takes place at the close of 18th century in London and follows Pandora Blake, fledgling jewelry designer and daughter of late, renowned antiquities collectors. Twelve years after their death on an archeological site, Dora lives with her uncle, the greedy Hezekiah, who has made her parents' antiquities shop into a farce.… Continue reading Review: Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman