Sweet Muse of Madness: Book One in the Song of Greece Series
Anthony Giarmo, author
In the novel, Sweet Muse of Madness, we experience the dramatic interaction between those who seek truth in Nature, and those who find consolation in a God of Judgment. We journey back five thousand years to pre-bronze age Greece, where the People of the Plain of Thessaly worship an Earth Mother personified by a God-Queen and God-King of the inviolate Sacred Grove. Into this small farming community comes a merchant-priest and his young male acolyte from the land of Sumer across the World Sea. It is the foreign priest's intention to proselytize the faith of his Heavenly Father before the Goddess worshipping People of the Plain, but to his dismay his acolyte is seduced by the Queen and King's two teenaged daughters, as well as by seasonal celebrations purging demons and manifesting violent, lustful rebirth. Thus desire and ambition lead the young eastern acolyte into an unexpected fate in the Sacred Grove, wherein a God-King must be challenged, a God-Queen and her daughters embraced, and where the seeds of a transformed world will be sown.