The Road to Thebes: Niobe and Amphion

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*Book 2 of the Niobe Trilogy* Though Niobe loyally supported her brother Pelops through the difficult first years of his kingship, she rebels when he tries to arrange her betrothal to further his own ambitions. For Niobe has fallen in love with a Theban musician, Amphion, who possesses remarkable talent despite his lowly upbringing. And when the political machinations of Dirke – the ruthless wife of the Theban regent – lead to war, Niobe and Amphion take steps that will decide the future of Hellas.

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Dartmouth graduate Victoria Grossack leads an international life, with homes in Switzerland and Arizona and a professional career in the financial industry that has spanned the Atlantic. She is fluent in German and French (and English of course) and has an MBA. Her last full-time position was as a Senior Vice President in New York City for a reinsurance company, but she is currently writing full-time and living with her husband who is a professor at the University of Arizona. Her writing has been published in Contingencies, Woman's World, I Love Cats, and The Journal of Actuarial Practice. She was a regular columnist for Fiction Fix, writing monthly articles that have been used in several writing classes. She teaches writing courses at Coffeehouseforwriters on historical fiction, creating characters, and the levels of structure in fiction. She also tutors mathematics, as solving problems in algebra and geometry make a nice break from creative writing.

Alice Underwood studied classics at The University of Texas and Princeton University while earning her degrees in mathematics. Her passion for antiquity has taken her from the shadowed catacombs of Princeton's libraries to the ruins of Pompeii and the sunny shores of Crete and Santorini. Her work has been published in Consortium, Networks, and The Journal of Actuarial Practice. Currently an Executive Vice President at one of the world's top insurance brokerage firms, Alice lives and works in New York City.

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The most amazing part of the series is how the authors retell the myths in such a way as to work for modern audiences.... definitely worth reading by fans of fiction and Greek mythology.
--NS Gill, About.com Ancient History

"...a richly imagined pre-Homeric Hellenic world... Grossack and Underwood consistently manage a wit and breadth all their own. Readers will find themselves flying through, gripped the whole time. Very strongly recommended."
-- Steve Donoghue, Historical Novels Review Online

"will not disappoint those who began the journey with Children of Tantalus...a crackling good read" 
-- Bob Mielke, The Copperfield Review

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