Lovers desire to unite with the other half of themselves. When the desire is deep enough, when the love is profound enough, the Gods listen. And they have a funny sense of... More > humour.
Cold, naked, beautiful, expendable, the merman washes ashore at her feet. There is nothing she cannot do to him.< Less
Sorceress, Princess of Colchis,
Securer of the Golden Fleece.
Her very name is a byword for infamy.
Legend has it that she murdered her own children for revenge.
But love in Ancient Greece was... More > often a dangerous game; and legends are not always what they seem.
Medea, devoted wife of Jason, was also a loving mother, a loyal friend of Herakles
and a brave adventurer with the Argonauts.
A woman both betrayer and betrayed, the real story of Medea is strange, sensual and heroic.< Less
Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt is peaceful and prosperous under the dual rule of the Pharaohs Amenhotep III and IV, until the younger Pharaoh begins to dream new and terrifying dreams.
Ptah-hotep, a young... More > peasant boy studying to be a scribe, wants to live a simple life in a Nile hut with his lover Kheperren and their dog Wolf. But Amenhotep IV appoints him as Great Royal Scribe. Surrounded by bitterly envious rivals and enemies, how long will Ptah-hotep survive?
The child-princess Mutnodjme sees her beautiful sister Nefertiti married off to the impotent young Amenhotep. But Nefertiti must bear royal children, so the ladies of the court devise a shocking plan.
Kheperren, meanwhile, serves as scribe to the daring teenage General Horemheb. But while the Pharaoh's shrinking army guards the Land of the Nile from enemies on every border, a far greater menace impends.< Less