The Deep End of the Sea
An enchanting and seductive new novel from the author of The Fate Series . . .
What if all the legends you’ve learned were wrong?
Brutally attacked by one god and unfairly cursed by another she faithfully served, Medusa has spent the last two thousand years living out her punishment on an enchanted isle in the Aegean Sea. A far cry from the monster legends depict, she’s spent her time educating herself, gardening, and desperately trying to frighten away adventure seekers who occasionally end up, much to her dismay, as statues when they manage to catch her off guard. As time marches on without her, Medusa wishes for nothing more than to be given a second chance at a life stolen away at far too young an age.
But then comes a day when Hermes, one of the few friends she still has and the only deity she trusts, petitions the rest of the gods and goddesses to reverse the curse. Thus begins a journey toward healing and redemption, of reclaiming a life after tragedy, and of just how powerful friendship and love can be—because sometimes, you have to sink in the deep end of the sea before you can rise back up again.Amazon US Amazon UK
Praise for The Deep End of the Sea
“Heather Lyons’s The Deep End of the Sea is a radiant, imaginative romance that breathes new life into popular mythology while successfully tackling the issue of sexual assault. Lyons is a deft storyteller whose engaging prose will surprise readers at every turn. Readers will have no trouble sympathizing with Medusa, who is funny, endearing and courageous all at once. The romance between her and Hermes is passionate, sweet and utterly engrossing. This is a must read!” –RT Book Reviews
“One of my top reads for 2014. Heather Lyons weaves an incredibly creative and addictive story. This is more than a must read, it’s a must buy. Immediately.” — Rachel Van Dyken, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Bet
“Fascinating mythology + Imaginative plot + Sexy Greek god = YES PLEASE.” –New York Times best selling author Cora Carmack
“A unique twist on Greek mythology that will have you rooting for Medusa from the very start.” –Kelly Hashway, author of the Touch of Death series
“This novel honestly captivated me from the start like no other I have read thus far this year . . . everything about it was so eloquently executed and beautifully written.” —Jennifer Snyder, author of the Tethered series