Frightened by a nightmare, pampered princess Thalassai awakens to real danger: she has been kidnapped. Fear grows to terror when she realizes her captors will use her as a pawn to gain Poseidon’s aid for their valley. Aided by an ancient mother goddess, will she find strength to stand up to this fate?
When Thalassai's brother Melanion races to rescue her, he meets servants of the mother goddess. Their aid speeds him north, but when he is slowed by bandits he must risk a dangerous tunnel under the mountain range. Will he be in time?
Set in the days of Helen of Troy and the great heroes of Greece, this story takes the reader on a fast-paced journey across the sun-drenched landscape of Homer and deep into the darkness at the edge of Hades' kingdom.