Artemis Rising

Artemis RisingArtemis Rising

–young adult historical fantasy–
by Cheri Lasota

Torn between her father’s Catholicism and her mother’s Pagan beliefs, Eva finally chooses Paganism. She accepts the name of Arethusa but learns too late that her life will mir­ror the Greek nymph’s tragic fate. When they sail to the Azores Islands, her mother tells her that the ful­fill­ment of her des­tiny rests with Diogo, the shipowner’s son. But Eva sees a vision of another…

When the ship founders off the Azores, Tristan, a young Azorean, saves her. Destined to be with Diogo and aching for Tristan’s for­bid­den love, Eva must some­how choose between them, or fate will soon choose for her.

(Word count, 101,000; ebook $4.99 USD)

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I have read all of your chapters more slowly than is my wont sim­ply because I could not bear to miss a moment of savouring the beauty of your prose, the power of your story, the strength of your imagery, the scents, the sounds, the con­trasts … this is just one of those magic books where I want to banish the world and all its cares and interruptions and immerse myself in this heady passion-flower of a book which you have created. —M.M. Bennetts, author of May 1812 and Of Honest Fame

Artemis Rising is an intriguing and complex tale, yet in the hands of author Cheri Lasota, the story flows seamlessly, gathering the reader into a world so real you can smell the bergamot along with Eva, feel the pitch­ing of a storm-tossed ship, and the sweet taste of first love. Yet Eva’s world, Arethusa’s world, is one of magic, a place where themes of ancient myth and religious thought meet, con­front, and struggle for supremacy. —Alice Lynn, Author of Volunteer for Glory

This is the sort of writ­ing in which it is impossible to dis­cern the workings, the scaffold­ing and the glue: it is effort­less to read, which speaks of care­ful craft­ing and polishing, and your set­ting is convincing with­out ever once feel­ing like a his­tory les­son. I felt com­fort­able in it—so much so, that I for­got about being a reviewer and just became a reader, lost in an engross­ing story. I would buy this. —Louise Galvin, author of Souvenirs