Diana – Mythikas Island Book One
This book is a diverse tale of adventure, fantasy and mythology that tackles complex interpersonal relationships and social issues facing teens.
The story is set in 3,500 BC and portrays the Titans as a band of fair-haired marauders who have taken over the Greek island Helios and have built a stronghold on Mt. Olympus. In order to earn a seat on the ruling council, their children must undergo a survival challenge on a deserted outer island. On Mythikas they will learn their strengths and weaknesses and face their greatest fears. They must prove they have what it takes to lead in a world where only the strong survive.
The journey begins with sixteen-year-old Diana is denied the leadership position in favor of her hated half-sister Athena. Their rivalry heat up as they are left alone on a mysterious deserted island with cousins Persephone and Aphrodite. Diana fights for control of the group but soon realizes nothing is as it seems and leadership requires more than determination.
About Diana Hurwitz (The Villages, Florida Author)
Diana Hurwitz spent her childhood near Cincinnati daydreaming and writing poetry. She is often found lost in a book and dissects fiction for fun. She currently resides in central Florida with her husband and two cats.
When not writing, she indulges in reading, painting, jewelry design, travel, graphic art, and web design.She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Ladyscribes critique group.
She writes the Story Building Blocks series and the companion blog, Game On!, because she loves helping other writers and as a book addict thinks life is too short for bad fiction. She is the author of the young adult series Mythikas Island which she was inspired to write for her teen daughter who complained, “Why do YA books always have love triangles? Can’t a girl be a hero without a boyfriend?” The answer is, “Yes, yes she can.” She contributes to the Blood Red Pencil Blog with other fun editors and writers.
She can be found hanging out on Facebook far more often than she should be.