Take what you know about mythology and throw it out the window.
Do you have any idea what Zeus, Odin, Pandora’s Box, Atlantis, Machu Picchu, Hera, Nike, Dragons, Vlad, Clones*, and Vampires have in common? Athine does!
The Daughter of Ares Chronicles follows Athine as she uncovers the secrets of her destiny while interacting with key figures from many mythologies. Athine is not your ordinary immortal born goddess. Learn of her mysterious origins, why Zeus hates her so much, find out where vampires come from, and learn what really happened to the dragons.
Verses of Athine: The Daughter of Ares Chronicles includes books 1-4 laid out in the correct order of reading. (The Beginning, The Narkurru, The Blood Sisters, and Worlds Collide.) If you have already read Athine Verses: The Beginning, which is out as a standalone, then you have read the first “verse” of this book and you can jump right into The Narkurru! But you had better hurry as Cursed Bloods, the next exciting full length installment, will be releasing soon!
[*Clones-also pick up The Secret of Genetic Corp X, the standalone back story of Zarra!]
This book is available in paper and eBook at many fine retailers!!
My name is Zarra Jane Winters….or at least that is what I have been told.
My name is Zarra Jane, or at least that is what I am told. I have no recollection of that name or the face in the mirror. I only know who I am by what I am told by others. I know sociology mandates that one defines self through others—but this is ridiculous. I keep hoping that I’ll wake up from this nightmare.
Genetic Corp X is one of the world’s premier tissue and organ cloning centers. Medical breakthroughs of all kinds have originated from the work done at the facility. Zarra Perez was their lead research scientist on her way to curing Alzheimer’s disease–until a nearly fatal accident left her with no personal memories or sense of self.
Her father and husband want her to return to the life they say she had before her accident. However, even with no sense of personal identity, Zarra isn’t content to allow others to dictate her life while she waits on her memories to come back. In her desperate search to remember show she is, Zarra uncovers the horrible truth about Genetic Corp X. Now she is faced with a moral dilemma that could result in her own death.
Join Zarra in her search for her lost memories and find out what the secret of Genetic Corp X really is!
(This is a stand alone story, but it links in with The Daughter of Ares Chronicles)
This book is available in both paper and eBook!
The follow up book to Verses of Athine and the next book in The Daughter of Ares Chronicles is here!
Nikeda did not die. In fact, her cursed bloods flourish in Zarra’s realm. To further complicate matters, Miranda has fallen in love with Nikeda’s son, Drake.
With the truth out, Zarra must choose between killing her friends or accepting Miranda as the prized lover of a powerful enemy.
In the meantime, Athine has discovered another threat to the N’Loron called the Malatista. The birth of this prophesied child may mean the very end of the N’Loron and her reign.
Take what you know about mythology and throw it out the window…..
(For the best results read Verses of Athine and The Secret of Genetic Corp X before reading Cursed Bloods)
Special Edition! Are you looking for a story that is safe for younger readers? Do you love Verses of Athine and wish you could share it with a younger reader (10+)? Then this it the title for you! Available in both eBook and paperback.
Athine has always been told that she is to be the protector of the lands. She has trained for years to be this protector and possible future ruler, but Athine has no desire to be ruler of a conquered land. She wants only to have her own adventures. She gets her wish when she is tested in the A’samrad and finds out that she has the power to kill other immortals. She also discovers there is a prophecy about her destroying the world with her powerful magic, but is that prophecy true or being manipulated by someone else?
Join Athine in her first adventure as she learns about herself, her destiny, and if she really will destroy all that she knows.
(This is the first “Song” in Verses of Athine, but this story has been made a standalone for those wishing to share a quality fantasy story with a younger reader or those wishing to try an introductory story.)
This is a collective book of poetry by Shannon McRoberts. This edition includes both new poetry and all of the poems found in “REMORDERE” as well as “Poetry for the Chronically Heart Broken and Depressed”. All of these titles were previously only available in paper back, but now they are available here for all the popular reading devices!
This poetry is often described as dark, moody, and of a depressive nature. However, there are a few poems that are uplifting and introspective.
Available in both paper and ebook!
The first installment of the comic adaptation of Verses of Athine is now in print! Did you want to follow Athine but never had the time? Now you can in this full color illustrated book.
The print quality is more of a graphic novel, but the installments will be closer to comic books.
This book is following the story line in Athine Verses: The Beginning.
Currently this book is available in paper only!
What Inspired You?
I have always been interested in Greek Mythology and lore in general. I guess I played enough video games, D&D, and read enough fantasy books/comic books to finally create my own characters and world. I always wanted to know more about the Greek/Roman gods and I never enjoyed the basic stories they gave you in grade school. I wanted more and when I couldn’t find more I invented it!
What are you books most like?
If Buffy met Xena and they fell into the Lord of the Rings books I think that might give you some idea of what my works are like. Full warning though…I do put in “fantasy” type names/items in my books. I have had great joy from reviews that compare Gen Xto Blade Runner and Verses to Tolkien.
Athine is just Athena spelled funny, isn't she?
No, that’s a common misconception. Athine is a completely new character. She isn’t a rebuilt Mythology. A lot of my characters are based in Mythology, but you can usually pick those characters out! Athine, Nikeda, Zarra, and more are all original characters I created from the devious void of my mind.
How does The Secret of Genetic Corp X fit into The N'Loron Universe?
Gen X was the very first book I wrote and it was most like a futuristic sci-fi concept. I never intended to write about Zarra again, but after I got finished with The Blood Sisters I had a great idea to bring Zarra into the world of Athine. Now, Gen X is more of a background story for Zarra. I plan on doing more of these kinds of stories on some characters when I get Cursed Bloods completed.
What age range are your books recommended for?
I would recommend my books for 16+ due to the cursing and sexual situations. The Beginning is a safe book for younger readers. The comic adaptation is also planned to be safe for those same readers, but the art is very fantasy oriented and some of the outfits may be a little more revealing than some parents would like. I encourage all adults to review the material if they intend to purchase one of my works for a younger reader.
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