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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ferryman Press

The Provocative Story Behind the Darkest Couple in Greek Mythology

Greek mythology regales the story of Persephone, the maiden who plucks the perfect flower, only to open the very earth beneath her feet. When a chariot emerges, Persephone is seized by Hades and becomes the goddess of the underworld. History tells us of the cataclysmic earthquake that leveled the palace of Knossos in Crete, circa 1700 BCE.

The Rape of Persephone gives us the story of Kore, child of a priestess and king, destined for a holy life in the priesthood. When a foolish runaway attempt is foiled by a quake that demolishes the land, sixteen-year-old Kore lands in the custody of the notorious ruler, Hades.

The Rape of Persephone unravels the origin story of Persephone and Hades, interweaving Greek mythology into a Bronze Age setting. It is the first novel in a trilogy.

“All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.”

Joseph Campbell

About the Author

Monica Brillhart, Ph.D. is the author of The Rape of Persephone series and four unpublished dark comedies. No matter the project, she specializes in characters who do unfortunate things for very good reasons. Monica lives in Sedona, Arizona with her husband, daughter, and dog (who looks homeless but is, in fact, just averse to baths).

For ten years, Monica was a member of Writer’s at Work in Los Angeles, giving public readings in venues such as Beyond Baroque and the Los Angeles LitCrawl. After working as an outreach consultant for Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena, California, Monica is now an administrator at the University of Sedona, the largest metaphysical theology school in the world. She is an ordained metaphysical minister, pointillism artist, and ardent writer of mythological fiction.

Los Angeles Lit Crawl, 2015