The Trials of Hercules

Book One of The Osteria Chronicles

Myths and heroes may be reborn, but the whims of the gods never change.

TOH coverIn a world where mortals contend with the gods’ vengeful jealousy, one man must ask himself if he will risk his life to protect the goddess who has done everything to ruin him.

Perfect for fans of mythology and historical fantasy fiction by S.J.A Turney, Glyn Iliffe, Christian Cameron, and Madeline Miller, The Trials of Hercules is a page-turning tale of revenge and valor, loyalty and betrayal.

After waking to a heinous crime he doesn’t remember committing, Herc Dion faces two options: death by live burial or atone for his crime through a series of trials. Trials that will force him to face vicious creatures, test his loyalties, and send him into the depths of Hades. Filled with an unshakable sense of honor, Herc readily accepts the risks.

Adding to these challenges, Herc unknowingly endures the brutal cruelty of Hera. The goddess’s blinding hatred of Herc has led to the near ruin of her realm and to her ignorance of plans that could spell the end of her existence.When he learns that Hera has done everything to destroy his life, will Herc face death itself to save her?

The Trials of Hercules is the first installment of the Osteria Chronicles, an irresistible historical fantasy series in which Greek myths, gods, and heroes come to life as they never have before.

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Please enjoy these sample chapters from The Trials of Hercules (PDF).