Author merges ancient Greeks, urban fantasy

BAR HARBOR — Author Jordanna Max Brodsky will be at the Jesup Memorial Library with the first book in her Olympus Bound Series, “The Immortals,” which mixes Greek mythology, urban fantasy and romance, on Thursday, July 7, at 7 p.m.

As Selene DiSilva walks her dog along the banks of the Hudson, she stumbles upon the mutilated body of a young woman wearing a laurel crown. Suddenly, Selene’s ancient rage returns, along with the memory of a promise she made long ago, when she was the Greek goddess Artemis.

“Publisher’s Weekly” wrote, “In Brodsky’s impressive debut … the Greek gods walk the streets of New York City, much faded since their glory days of millennia past … . Brodsky injects a melancholy air into this thoughtful thriller, taking her inspiration from the bloody, often contradictory and frequently tragic Greek myths.” Deborah Harkness, New York Times-bestselling author of “A Discovery of Witches,” said the book “is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot and an eye for the arresting and uncanny.”

Brodsky is from Virginia, where she spent four years at a science and technology high school pretending it was a theater conservatory. She holds a degree in history and literature from Harvard University. When not in Manhattan, her in-laws are inn owners in Bar Harbor, and she spends much of her time in Acadia National Park.

Books will be on sale at the Jesup that night, with a percentage of sales donated to the Jesup. Sherman’s and Machias Savings Bank are co-sponsors of this event.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected]

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