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Mythological Mondays (5)

Mythological Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Bonnie at A Backwards Story to bring attention to all things myth related.

For this week's Mythological Mondays, I decided to showcase an older series that features a few Greek mythology characters. The Icemark Chronicles by Stuart Hill has Cronus and Medea as major characters. Of course, both of these characters are evil in the series.

I haven't read this series yet. It's still sitting on my TBR shelf collecting dust, but I am drawn to the covers. They are amazing. From what I can tell from the synopsis on each book's back cover, there is a fair blending of fantasy/paranormal with the mythology undertones.


Icemark Chronicles: The Cry of the Icemark Blade of Fire (The Icemark Chronicles 2) Icemark Chronicles: Last Battle of the Icemark

Aren't these covers amazing? Here's what the back cover of book 3 (Last Battle of the Icemark) says:

Medea Clytemnestra Strong-In-The-Arm Lindenshield: Raven-haired and with raging eyes, she has chosen a troubled path, giving herself willingly to the Darkness ruled by her grandfather, Cronus, embodiment of all evil. Tainted by his bloodline, she burns for revenge against her hated brother, Sharley. Ever since Medea's exile, the Icemark has enjoyed a period of peace and prosperity... But banishment did not kill Medea: It made her stronger. Allied with Cronus, she is raising an army of the undead to invade her family's kingdom! Does her warrior sister, Cressida, possess the strength to vanquish Medea at last? Or must her father, the warlock Oskan, summon his own black magic to stop her?
For those that don't remember, Medea was from the story of Jason and the Argonauts (and the golden fleece). She was the granddaughter of Helios, and was known to be a follower of Hectate.

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