Pantheon

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Product Details
Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Indie Blue Publishing LLC
Publish Date
Pages
362
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.81 inches | 1.17 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781732800083

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About the Author
Christine E. Ray lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A former Managing Editor of Sudden Denouement Publications, she founded Indie Blu(e) Publishing with Kindra M. Austin in September 2018. Ray is author of Composition of a Woman and The Myths of Girlhood. Her writing is also featured in SMITTEN This Is What Love Looks Like, We Will Not Be Silent, Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, Swear to Me, and All the Lonely People. Read more of her work at https: //braveandrecklessblog.com/.
Kindra M. Austin is an author and co-founder of Indie Blu(e) Publishing. Austin is an advocate for mental health awareness, sexual trauma survivors, and for the LGBTQ community. She writes from the state of Michigan, where she was born and raised. Her debut novel was released in 2017; she has since written and published two other novels, as well as four poetry collections. Other Indie Blu(e) publications include contributions to We Will Not Be Silenced, and SMITTEN; Austin has also written for The Mansfield Pride magazine, an annual periodical out of Ohio. You can find her books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, and at other major online retailers.
Reviews

Syrdal, a self-proclaimed romantic and sci-fi and fantasy enthusiast, does not disappoint: He deftly weaves a tale of adventure, his protagonists crossing paths with virtuous Goddesses, who coax them toward their destinies.

As I read the first section, I worried that Pantheon was a little too heavy on the usual themes of fantasy and fairy tale: Warhorses champing at the bit, armored fighters, swords at the ready, the proverbial dragon looming over the embattled heroic Poet. Despite this, I continued on and was glad I did, for Syrdal quickly demonstrates that his story stands apart from, and above, the typical. With Courage and the Queen of Hearts at his side, and Hope, Grace, Mercy, Karma and Fate in the shadows, the Poet must make a pivotal decision. His choice at that critical moment is masterfully mirrored in the subsequent sections of the book, and I marveled time and again at the way Syrdal coherently connected his multiple story lines, the seams necessarily apparent but still flawless.

Pantheon finishes as epically as it began. All along, the Queen of Hearts and her sisters have artfully molded their heroes' journeys, bringing them back to central truths about life and love. Should you read this book (and you should!), I trust that the imagery of that final section will be long lasting in your mind, along with a sense of awe at Syrdal's beautifully written verse and sense of literary craftsmanship.

--Mariah Voutilainen, Indie Blu(e)

There is nothing unoriginal about this novel, it's just a gripping, incredible tour de force and explosive, emotive, classic that I believe will continue to take the indie market by storm. To try to describe it would take far too long, think Neil Gaiman on ecstasy and set on fire by starlight and you may be close.

If it is your desire to read something astoundingly original, from a writer who is not only a truly breathtaking author, deft with supernatural words and ideas, but a dreamer of worlds, who will blow any preconceived notions you have away and leave you shell shocked by the sheer power of his mind, then I cannot recommend Eric Syrdal and his novel Pantheon more highly. "I built this beach / and the stars / and the moon .... I turn back the wheels of heaven / and make time stop and rewind / over and over ..... Because I don't know how to tell him / A machine had a wish."

--Candice Louisa Daquin, author of Pinch the Lock