A Novel of Osteria

“My destiny, my goal, my ambition was to be a priestess. Instead I was forced to became a wife. Even worse, I became the wife of man with no goals, no ambition. A man who wanted destiny to fall on his lap like a nymph who’d indulged in too much of Dionysus’s bounty. Worse still, I was already in love with another man.”

Set in Osteria a few generations before the start of The Trials of Hercules, Domna tells the tale of Sofia Domna, a woman who believed herself destined to become high priestess of Apollo but whose life takes a cruel turn when she’s forced to wed a man she barely knows. As Sofia’s life moves through the trials of marriage, motherhood, and yearning love, she learns that destiny isn’t given; it’s made by cunning, endurance, and, at times, bloodshed.

In the classic style of serialization, Domna is told in six parts, with the first part scheduled for release in January 2019. Each subsequent part will be released in three-week increments in ebook format. The paperback will be released in late January or early February and will contain all six parts in one volume.


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