Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman
Move over Homer—Here’s the Etruscan Odyssey!
Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman tells an intriguing story of a woman’s ordeal and exploitation in 6th century B.C. Etruria, modern Tuscany. Although scribes were male, Larthia, a married, childless noblewoman, disguises herself as a man to exercise her gift from the gods: scribing. Opening the tomb of the ancestors marks her fate and sends her on a path laced with grueling obstacles that leaves her life forever changed. Abducted and forced on a journey across the Mediterranean, Larthia uses her wits, charm, sex and scribing skills to survive. Manipulated by powerful kings and cunning men, women and gods, she faces torture, rape, exile, prostitution and the knife. Against her will, she voyages to Egypt where she is initiated as priestess into the rites of the Cult of Isis. Helped by a mortal god and sponsored by the pharaoh, Larthia maneuvers her way back to Etruria, only to find chilling surprises. Now she must challenge destiny and discover her place in eternity.
Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman is an authentic, uplifting and thoroughly-researched historical story sure to bring pleasure and enjoyment to readers as they gain insight into the ancient world.
Ms. Burgundy brings a new voice to the literary world. Two other Etruscan novels, Song of the Flutist and Tuscan Intrigue complete the trio. Make space on your bookshelf for Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman. Timeless and memorable, you’ll be enthralled to the last pages.