A New God in Athens
Peter Kornis, author
The novel is an alternate history fantasy about the Peloponnesian war between Sparta and Athens in ancient Greece. The main character named Zeevik and his friend a weird god Josh, travel to another universe using a portal based on dark matter. Contrary to other gods who thrive on the prayers and the religious beliefs of their followers, Josh thrives on the scientific and artistic developments of the human spirit. They arrive at a local version of ancient Greece which is on the brink of war between Sparta and Athens. Sensing that Athens is a cradle of objective scientific thought and a place with flourishing arts, Josh and Zeevik decide to help Athens in its war against Sparta, thus changing the known history. While doing so, they have to 'fly under the radar' of the Olympian gods who are jealously guarding their turf. The fact that a beautiful fugitive local girl seduces Zeevik further complicates matters.