Eric Feka

Biography

Eric Feka was the first of his line to shun goat herding as a profession. Now he spends most of his time reading and writing, which gives the illusion of productivity but requires very little actual effort and absolutely no goats.

Books

Herakles the Murderer
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 14. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
Finally free of his obligations to King Eurystheus, Herakles sets out to find a new wife and recapture some of what he had lost. But Fate has other plans for the son of Zeus, and he finds himself pitted against his old archery teacher Eurytos in a contest for which the hand of the beautiful Iole is the prize.
Herakles and Kerberos
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
For his twelfth and final labor, Hera set Herakles the seemingly impossible task of bringing back Kerberos, the triple headed guardian of the door to the underworld. But the snarling monster wasn't Herakles only problem. Hades was not happy about a mortal man violating his domain, and he made his displeasure known.
The Legend of Herakles, Volume Two
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,450. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
Herakles was the most famous son of Zeus and a warrior without peer, but even his superhuman strength and agility could not keep him from becoming a pawn in the spiteful games played by the Gods. Volume Two includes episodes six through to ten of the series.
Herakles and the Mares of Diomedes
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
Hera, frustrated with Herakles's continued success, sends him beyond the borders of Hellas to Thrace for his eighth task. Herakles's must retrieve the flesh-eating mares bred by the King of Thrace, the giant Diomedes and bring them back to Tiryns alive. But between Tiryns and Thrace is the city of Pherae, where King Admentis mourns the death of his wife Alcetsis.
Herakles and the Cretan Bull
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
For his seventh task, Herakles must travel to the island of Crete and capture a bull bred by Poseidon that was terrorizing the island. But first, he must deal with King Theiodamas of the Dryopes, who is convinced that Herakles murdered his son Hylas after they had traveled together on the Argo.
Herakles and the Golden Apples
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,590. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
For his eleventh labor, Hera sends Herakles to the end of the earth where the Titan Atlas holds up the heavens. To fulfil his task, Herakles must find the Garden of the Hesperides - a place where no mortal has ever been - and then defeat the sleepless serpent Ladon, who guards the Garden against those who would steal away the divine fruit.
The Stymphalian Birds
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
At Hera's command, Herakles must journey to Lake Stymphalia and clear the area of a flock of strange birds that have settled in the marsh. She hopes that these flesh-eating monsters will prove to be the son of Zeus's downfall because each is as tall as a man, can shoot barbed feathers from its wings, and has a beak made of bronze. Herakles must use all his cunning and strength if he is to prevail.
Herakles and Geryon
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
For his tenth labor, Herakles must travel to the red lands far to the west, where Hera has commanded he steal the famed red cattle of the triple-bodied giant Geryon. But the task in no easy one, because the cattle are guarded by the double headed hound Orthros, the brother of Kerberos who guards the gates of the underworld.
Herakles Against the Amazons
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
For his ninth task, Hera sends Herakles to the land of the Amazons to recover a girdle given to Queen Hippolyte by Ares. Herakles gathers a group of heroes to accompany him on the long and perilous voyage across the sea, but the greatest danger he has to face is from the treachery that awaits him at journey's end.
Hera's Fury
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Prologue. Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
Much of Herakles's life was a direct result of the circumstances of his birth. This is the story of that birth - of Zeus's duplicity and his wife Hera's anger at his betrayal of their union. Herakles, named Alkides at birth, became the focus of Hera's fury from the moment he was born.
The Stables of Augeias
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
For his fifth task, Herakles must clean the stables of King Augeias, whose cattle are divine in nature. The task appears impossible, but Herakles has superhuman strength and a plan. Unfortunately, he must contend with two belligerent river Gods that stand in his way.
The Legend of Herakles, Volume One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,480. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
Herakles is the most celebrated hero of Greek mythology and famed as a warrior without equal. Born through Zeus's infidelity, and with phenomenal strength and agility, Herakles found himself constantly pitted against vicious monsters and vengeful Gods. Volume One includes the first five episodes of the series and tells of how Herakles came by his name and the tale of his first four tasks.
The Boar of Erymanthus
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
For his fourth task, Herakles must capture a monstrous boar that is terrorizing the people at the foot of Mount Erymanthus. Standing between him and his quarry, however, is a band of rogue centaurs that have made travelling the lands near the mountain perilous.
Argonaut
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,190. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Angry at the way Hera has treated him, Herakles sets aside his tasks to help Jason recover the Golden Fleece. The Gods have other ideas, however, and the son of Zeus must leave the Argo before the voyage is complete to resume his labors. In a cunning ploy, Hera has commanded that Herakles capture the Golden Hind - a beast that can outrun an arrow - and return it unharmed to Tiryns.
The Hydra
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fresh from his victory over the Nemean Lion, Herakles is pitted against a beast bred specifically to kill him. For his third task, he must defeat the Hydra, a nine-headed snake with poisonous blood that guards the entrance to the underworld in the swamp at Lerna.
The Lion of Nemea
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
Exiled from Thebes, Herakles finds himself a pawn in the spiteful games played by the Gods. As penance, they have decreed that he must serve his cousin King Eurystheus of Mykênae for twelve years. In that time, he must perform ten tasks, the first of which is to find and kill the monstrous Lion of Nemea, a horrifying beast whose golden hide was said to be immune to all mortal weapons.
Son of Zeus
Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Classics
Herakles is the most celebrated hero of Greek mythology and famed as a warrior without peer. Born through a God's infidelity, Herakles lived in a brutal and violent world, populated by belligerent deities and vicious monsters. Named Alkides at birth, this is the story of how the most famous son of Zeus came to take the name Herakles, and the horrific crime that changed the course of his life.
Addicted and Slightly Insane
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,360. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Every civilization needs to reflect on what is or is not important. In times gone by, it was knowledge, love, or honor. Things have changed. A collection of stories that highlights just how far we have fallen in a little over two thousand years.
Gods and Heroes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,740. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The Mad God Monos, who insists people eat meat only on Wednesdays and have relations only during the full moon, had mustered an army and was poised to invade Helvenica. The people of Helvenica needed a hero, a brave warrior to defend their right to eat meat and relate whenever they pleased. What they got was Fotio, a reluctant hero with a bad attitude towards religion and a tendency to daydream.
Well of Souls
Price: Free! Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
What if God wasn't a moral being and just creates life, and guides life, and propagates life? What if souls are the lifeblood of the system, eternally circulating? What if life is tied to a planet like a soul is tied to a body? What if life sometimes needs protection? Like our bodies, which have white blood cells to battle infection? Meet Alex, one of life's white blood cells.
I Was an Internet Addict
Price: Free! Words: 13,840. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Harry was a normal person until he joined an online game and the scourge of internet addiction claimed him. In a self-destructive tail spin, he dived into virtuality despite knowing that internet addiction is more fattening than carbohydrates, and causes more sexual dysfunction than beer. Can Harry break his addiction with the help of Robert, his last real friend, or is he forever doomed?
Virtually Real
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,120. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Otto was down on people. Which is why the virtual world of Sword of Valour was so appealing. Here was a world where excitement replaced tedium, where you could kill people who annoyed you, and where the level cap kept you from growing old. It seemed like virtual heaven. Sadly, it wasn't.
Love Lust and Petty Crime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,050. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2010 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Follow Emmet on his journey from unemployed sponger to crack insurance consultant. A politically incorrect tale of sex, crime, and bureaucracy.
Symposia: Short Stories About Modern Life
Price: Free! Words: 19,250. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2010 by Hercules Bantas. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Every civilization needs to reflect on what is or is not important. In times gone by, it was knowledge, love, or honour. Things have changed. Symposia is made up of 5 short stories that revisit the themes that motivated Plato, Aristophanes, and Euripides. Thankfully, they are not around to complain...

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