During the Greek Dark Ages, Oreste and his brother, Teris, approach the remote village of Delphi looking for a day's labor. They are surprised to learn the priestess of Delphi's oracle's, Aellai, wreaks havoc in the lives of locals through her interpretations of the nightly snake dance rituals. Oreste could just as easily be destroyed by Aellai's divining as transformed in Delphi.
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on Sep. 18, 2011 :
Nice short story.
I really liked how it explained why the Delphi oracle switched from Gaia to Apollo.
I also liked the hint of romance and how it showed that greed was evident even in ancient times.
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)
on April 5, 2011 :
This was a wonderful, well written short story that had very interesting characters. Mr Cap is a very talented author and I look forward to reading more from this author.
(reviewed 34 days after purchase)
B. N. Hutchinson
on Jan. 17, 2011 :
The time: Greece, 1030 B.C.
Two brothers travel the country looking for work and whatever else, their God, Apollo watching over them. When they stop at a small village they meet the worshipers of Delphi. Two entirely different believes, yet could love exist for two persons raised so differently?
This was a very good and short little read. Kept my attention and kept the pages turning. Very well written.