Efimios is an ancient Greek and an unsung hero of Athens. He has saved the city countless times by undertaking time-traveling missions as instructed by Goddess Athena herself. Now an elderly man, he sends his son Phevos and his adopted daughter Daphne on a time-traveling quest to modern-day Athens. Mysterious as always, he only advises his children to look out for the signs without offering any explanations. Mystified, yet eager to obey their father’s will, Phevos and Daphne settle down in this new world, having been offered assistance by two orphaned siblings: Ksenia and Manos. New friendships and romantic love change their lives while their father’s covert purpose is gradually revealed. As the youngsters continue to unravel the secrets of their family past, inevitably they get caught up in the ongoing conflict between two Gods, one of which becomes their protector and the other, their worst nemesis. Who will prevail when the rival Gods meet again and will the mortal bystanders survive to tell the tale?
Targeted Age Group:: 13+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was born and raised in Athens. This book was inspired by my love for my city as well as by my country’s enchanting myths. The book is a fantasy adventure for the whole family that holds at its core the famous Greek triptych, “Country-God-Family”. I wanted to write a story about that. This triptych defines the Greek psyche and explains the Greeks’ infamous stoicism, their strength and ability to withstand adversity through the centuries.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Efimios was the first character that was formed fully in my head, born from my eagerness to explain what it feels like to be Greek, what it means to carry such a rich, cultural and historical heritage in your psyche. All the other characters gradually evolved from there.
About the Author:
Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. Having spent twenty years doing office work in Greece and England, she’s gained precious insights into human behavior—the good, the wonderful and the just plain awful—that often finds its way into her novels. She’s been writing since childhood and is passionate about books and movies. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a naughty cat called Felix.
Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, is an urban fantasy of Greek myths and time travel that’s suitable for all ages. In 2014, it made the shortlist for the “50 Best Self-Published Books Worth Reading” from Indie Author Land.
Her paranormal romance, The Lady of the Pier – The Ebb, is an ABNA Quarter-Finalist. The Ebb is the first part of a trilogy. The other two volumes will be published in 2015.
Effrosyni’s books are available in Kindle and paperback format.
Links to Purchase eBooks
Link To Buy The Necklace of Goddess Athena On Amazon