Poseidon & Cleito

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
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From the shore of a frozen steppe, an outcast hunter embarks for the otherworld to ask his ancestors how to bring the mammoth back to the fields of sedge.

In a shining, island kingdom of wonders, the daughter of a high priest fights for her claim to wealth and power after her father is assassinated by the king.

When their threads of fate entwine, they will build an empire recalled as an ancient legend and a cautionary tale. But how did he become a god while she became a mere footnote in history?

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About the author

Andrew J. Peters writes fantasy for readers of all ages. In addition to Poseidon and Cleito, he is the author of the Werecat series, The City of Seven Gods, and two books for young adults: The Seventh Pleiade and Banished Sons of Poseidon. Andrew grew up in Buffalo, New York, studied psychology at Cornell University and has been a social worker, an advocate for LGBT youth, and an executive at a not-for-profit organization. He lives in New York City with his husband Genaro and their cat Chloë.

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Publisher
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
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Published on
Dec 6, 2016
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781770531192
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Historical
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