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SASA Book Club: "Epic of Helinthia" by MJ Pankey

A SASA livestream with author MJ Pankey. Hosted by Julie Levy.

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SASA Book Club: "Epic of Helinthia" by MJ Pankey
SASA Book Club: "Epic of Helinthia" by MJ Pankey

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Oct 28, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

Hosted by Julie Levy.

Join us as we interview author MJ Pankey and discuss her new release "Epic of Helinthia" along with a live Q&A!

About the book: When a madman seized the throne, the gods on Olympus fell silent, and the island of Helinthia withered into decay...

Dargon is sure these events are no coincidence and convinces Kelric and Gadnor to join him in a rebellion against the king, hoping to incur favor with the gods and restore prosperity to their ravaged lands. Confident of their purpose, they embark on a journey to rally support for war, leaving Dargon's sister Gonivein safe behind the walls of Shallinath. But the king's spies have been watching, waiting for the right moment to strike and make them an example for their treasonous ideas.

Turmoil follows their footsteps, and they're confronted with the terrifying truth that not all who dwell on Olympus want the island to recover, and some will stop at nothing to ensure Helinthia spirals deeper into chaos.

Just when all hope seems lost, one emerges with a dark secret that could bring peace to the island, but at what cost?

Fans of Madeline Miller's Circe and Jennifer Saint's Ariadne will delight in this original epic fantasy as they are transported to a vivid world of myth and majesty, danger and deception, to experience the wrath of both gods and men. Imbued with the essence of Homer's original epic, the Iliad, MJ Pankey's gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines come alive in all of their flawed complexities to deliver a page-turning narrative that will keep readers on the edge of their seat 'til the very end.

About the author: MJ Pankey is an author, editor, host of the Augusta Writer’s Critique Group, and co-host of the Buzzed British Book Club podcast (code name “Kit”). She has been writing fiction since she was 12 and has published several short stories. Her muse is most inspired by ancient mythology and the intricacies of human psychology and behavior, which she fueled by majoring in Psychology at the University of Mississippi and minoring in Classical History for her undergraduate degree. She went on to obtain an MS in Information Technology Management from Western Governor’s University, and also has a partial MA in History from the University of Nebraska Kearney.

She lives in Augusta, Georgia with her husband, Eric; three children, Dante, Athena, and Artemis; and furry writing companion, Petey.

Epic of Helinthia is the first in a series of three (possibly four) novels. 

Learn more about MJ Pankey at the following social sites:

Twitter: @mjpankey1

Instagram: @authormjpankey

Purchase the book here. 

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