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Rebels from Olympus
by Sandy Milczarek

Overview


30% off Holiday Sale! Use coupon code NRVQ6C for printed book and DU7FET for the ebook version. Discount only available on my BookShop page now through 12/24/18!  Identity can be a killer in this Young Adult fantasy thriller. Destiny calls. Half-divine, teenaged Justus and his eccentric sister, Rosa, answer its call and jump into adventure. Come. Join them.

A review from Amazon:

Rebels from Olympus is definitely a book to read! It is a refreshing change from other books...I couldn't stop reading once I started! The story allows everyone to relate to what is happening while also bringing an element of fantasy to stir the imagination...a perfect combination to keep readers hooked until the end!
-S.L.Coffman


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Description


Identity can define you. Identity can destroy you. His mother is not who he thought she was. Neither is his absent father. Fifteen year-old Justus Appleyard discovers that even he is something other than fully human and is about to face an evil darker than the death of the body – the death of self.

Slippery identities snake and twist in the people around Justus as he wars with his unraveling life: his tattered sense of identity; the way his mother looks at him without really seeing him; the lonely country lane they live on; no friends; a precocious thirteen ­year-old sister, Rosa, who’s smarter and more talented than him; the rejection by the girl of his dreams, Madeline; his mother’s environmental activism that has earned her the title of “town kook”. Justus copes with his escalating anger by drawing his own comic book series featuring his hero, Captain Fortis, costumed in full armor as a Roman soldier who fearlessly fights the local environmental villains. In addition to his comic books, Justus spends the rest of his time working out to build muscle mass on his too-tall, stick-thin body, reading about ancient Greek and Roman wars and studying all types of weaponry throughout history, including explosives.

Normal will never be the same for Justus after three unusual people move into the abandoned house next door and barge into his life. Enter an obese giantess named June with an obsession for mall food and her so-called son, Apollo, and daughter, Diana. Once their divinity is revealed as rebellious gods on the lam from Mount Olympus, the adventure ramps up as an egg-shaped lake and an ancient Native American serpent mound must be saved from destruction. Justus grows into the challenge of making smart decisions on his own in how to juggle the tangled problems that develop, with saving the world at the top of the list.

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About the author


Sandy Milczarek earned a B.A. degree in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has written advertising copy for department stores, co-owned a retail fabric and custom dressmaking shop with her mother, worked in administration at a private Waldorf elementary school and was employed by a local university. Now writing full-time, she lives with her husband in a historical neighborhood of Pittsburgh. They have one adult son. Her favorite place to be, when not at the computer writing her novels, is anywhere near, on or in water. Website: www.sandymilczarek.wordpress.com

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Book details

Genre:JUVENILE FICTION

Subgenre:Fantasy & Magic

Language:English

Series title:The Rebels Duet

Series Number:1

Pages:372

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781682223888

Paperback ISBN:9781682223871


Overview


30% off Holiday Sale! Use coupon code NRVQ6C for printed book and DU7FET for the ebook version. Discount only available on my BookShop page now through 12/24/18!  Identity can be a killer in this Young Adult fantasy thriller. Destiny calls. Half-divine, teenaged Justus and his eccentric sister, Rosa, answer its call and jump into adventure. Come. Join them.

A review from Amazon:

Rebels from Olympus is definitely a book to read! It is a refreshing change from other books...I couldn't stop reading once I started! The story allows everyone to relate to what is happening while also bringing an element of fantasy to stir the imagination...a perfect combination to keep readers hooked until the end!
-S.L.Coffman


Read more

Description


Identity can define you. Identity can destroy you. His mother is not who he thought she was. Neither is his absent father. Fifteen year-old Justus Appleyard discovers that even he is something other than fully human and is about to face an evil darker than the death of the body – the death of self.

Slippery identities snake and twist in the people around Justus as he wars with his unraveling life: his tattered sense of identity; the way his mother looks at him without really seeing him; the lonely country lane they live on; no friends; a precocious thirteen ­year-old sister, Rosa, who’s smarter and more talented than him; the rejection by the girl of his dreams, Madeline; his mother’s environmental activism that has earned her the title of “town kook”. Justus copes with his escalating anger by drawing his own comic book series featuring his hero, Captain Fortis, costumed in full armor as a Roman soldier who fearlessly fights the local environmental villains. In addition to his comic books, Justus spends the rest of his time working out to build muscle mass on his too-tall, stick-thin body, reading about ancient Greek and Roman wars and studying all types of weaponry throughout history, including explosives.

Normal will never be the same for Justus after three unusual people move into the abandoned house next door and barge into his life. Enter an obese giantess named June with an obsession for mall food and her so-called son, Apollo, and daughter, Diana. Once their divinity is revealed as rebellious gods on the lam from Mount Olympus, the adventure ramps up as an egg-shaped lake and an ancient Native American serpent mound must be saved from destruction. Justus grows into the challenge of making smart decisions on his own in how to juggle the tangled problems that develop, with saving the world at the top of the list.

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About the author


Sandy Milczarek earned a B.A. degree in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has written advertising copy for department stores, co-owned a retail fabric and custom dressmaking shop with her mother, worked in administration at a private Waldorf elementary school and was employed by a local university. Now writing full-time, she lives with her husband in a historical neighborhood of Pittsburgh. They have one adult son. Her favorite place to be, when not at the computer writing her novels, is anywhere near, on or in water. Website: www.sandymilczarek.wordpress.com

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