Another Review– This One, Not so Enthusiastic….

Another review. This one, not quite so enthusiastic as the others–

A not so classic tale of the great MEDUSA. 
I have always been intrigued by the story of Medusa, what causes her to become so vile? What ancient curse changed her life? Was she always evil?
This fresh new story of one of the most popular Greek Gods, MEDUSA , answers all these questions plus much more, it takes you on an adventure into the life of Medusa, through her perspective. This is her story and she’s here to tell it.
This book reads as an epic novel, it starts from the beginning of Medusa’s life. As a young toddler her family was murdered & she was sold of as a slave. It follows her adolescence where she finds love as a handmaiden to a Princess. Her life continues as she trains to become a high priestess in ATHENAS TEMPLE. Soon after she is thrown into a life filled with betrayal, rape, heartache, injustice & deception. As Medusa endures tribulation after tribulation, she becomes vengeful , her heart hardens & is filled with hate .
I thoroughly enjoyed this book although I must admit I found myself becoming irritated by some of the writing. It sometimes read as if two high school teenagers from 2018 were having conversations with each other instead of two Ancient Greeks. Some of the language was so modern it felt so out of place- I found myself skipping conversations between Medusa, Cynisca & Helen.

Oh, well. You can’t win ’em all over.

Though, honestly, I am glad it was spotted that “two high school teenagers…” were having conversations instead of ancient Greeks. After all; Medousa, Cynisca, and Helen were supposed to be teenagers. I wanted something of the story to be immediately accessible to readers in 2018. Of course, if the reviewer’s emphasis was “two high school teenagers from 2018,” then I have no excuses.

About Michael Butchin

I was born, according to the official records, in the Year of the Ram, under the Element of Fire, when Johnson ruled the land with a heavy heart; in the Cradle of Liberty, to a family of bohemians. I studied Chinese language and literature at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. I spent some years in Taiwan teaching kindergarten during the day, and ESOL during the evenings. I currently work as a high school ESOL teacher, and am an unlikely martial artist. I have spent much of my life amongst actors, singers, movie stars, beautiful cultists, Taoist immortals, renegade monks, and at least one martial arts tzaddik. I currently reside in Beijing's Dongcheng district
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