Months ago, I interviewed David about his upcoming novel "Hermes the Olympian" Book One of the Trismegistus Trilogy. This book is now published on Amazon Kindle and I gave it five stars.
Long before words could be written, the stories of the brave Olympians were songs sung and poems told at special gatherings and on feast days. The best of these tales always included the deeds of our faithful messenger Hermes, but somehow he never seemed to get the glory or the credit for it, even when he saved the day.
This is a tale of toil, tragedy and temptation, love with a triangular twist. It is filled with a freak show of mutated monsters, glorious gadgets and awesome artifacts. This is our chance to see for ourselves how Hermes was the real hero of the Olympians. Let him mesmerise you with his music, charm you with his caduceus, and carry you invisibly with him as he flies against the odds in his epic struggle against the evil Hades.
Can Hermes find a way to save the tree of life? You had better hope he can, your afterlife depends on it!
Even before his birth, Hermes can read minds and spirit travel to the astral plane. Here he is attacked by Hades, who tricks him into making a huge mistake that sets off a chain reaction which affects our chance for an afterlife.
Hermes' main quest is to make amends for that big mistake, but despite this daunting task, throughout the story he is sent on one mission after another by his father. Zeus uses the ever capable Hermes to tackle threats to his rule of Olympus, mainly from Hades and the Giants. While committed to these other duties, Hermes must continue to somehow find a way to save the tree of life. All the while he is either pursued and/or attacked by Hades who wants to control not only the afterlife, but also Olympus and more. All these factors made for an intriguing read.
I found the combination of science, fantasy and mythology to be fascinating. The most interesting aspect was the clever way the author combines mythology with science fiction. Even though this story is very different from the Harry Potter series, the brilliant insight into the ways the various scientific and mythological artifacts reminded me of J.K.Rowling's powers of invention.
David is an expert on Greek mythology and has studied it for years. I highly recommend his book. Now on Amazon Kindle.
And now it's time for Christmas Break on my blog. I hope to get some writing done over the holidays. Everyone have a great time.