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The Medusa Deception (The Medusa Legacy #1)

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When Mandy Burkhardt, a clerk at the Occult Bookstore in Chicago, blacks out and lives chapters right out of ancient Greek mythology books, she chalks it up to vivid dreams.

But soon her denial is shattered, forcing her to face the reality of her strange and perilous journeys to a barbaric time of witches and gods, gorgons and oracles, where escalating violence threatens to
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Paperback, 370 pages
Published January 13th 2014 by PSC Inc. (first published December 11th 2013)
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Doseofbella
Aug 21, 2014 Doseofbella rated it really liked it
The Medusa Deception By: Linda Temple
Pages.295 Paranormal/Thriller
Reviewed By: tk
Copy Courtesy of: Librarything Member Giveaway

Mandy Burkhardt works at “The Occult Bookstore“. Unfortunately Mandy hasn’t been feeling very well. She has becomes nauseous and dizzy, then faints. She doesn’t have a clue why this is happening until a new friend, Ryan witnesses the event. According to Ryan, she disappears. Poof…then gone.
Mandy thinks she’s dreaming. A land of gorgons, Gods and Goddesses, and strange ha
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Caryn
Feb 10, 2014 Caryn rated it it was ok
As someone with a keen interest in Greek mythology (and, admittedly, a lack of knowledge about Medusa and her mythology), I figured I'd give this a go as it sounded intriguing from the blurb. For me though, its only highlights were the aspects of Greek mythology it explored and how they were bent to work with the plot.

I found the protagonist Mandy unsympathetic and unlikable at most times. The relationships she develops over the course of the novel are unrealistic - as are the motives of those p
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Jennifer Telemans
Sep 09, 2016 Jennifer Telemans rated it really liked it
In “the Medusa Deception” ancient tales mix with modern themes to create a book which is impossible to put down. Whether you prefer tales of Greek mythology with magic, fantastic beasts and capricious gods and goddesses, or a modern thriller complete with car chases and a hunky detective, there is something for everyone in this book.

This is a very original story with a unique heroine in Mandy, a woman caught between two worlds, belonging fully to neither.
Sandra
Jan 07, 2015 Sandra rated it liked it
2.5 stars - It was an interesting and action packed story and I liked the different take on Medusa and the gorgons where they weren't the villains of the piece. However it was a little to dark for my liking and I found Ryan's devotion to Mandy and her cause (especially given what it cost him) a little unbelievable. I mean this is a girl he met once in an occult bookshop yet he is prepared to do anything to help her yet he never once seems to consider walking away.
Leo Jansen
Mar 03, 2014 Leo Jansen rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book (The Medusa Deception). The storyline was easy to follow and as it progressively got darker and more twisted, the story kept me entertained and wanting more.

I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Scott Jason
Mar 29, 2014 Scott Jason rated it really liked it
An exciting new odyssey as Greek mythology intersects with the 21st century. With nuances of Terry Goodkind and Janet Evanovich, it’s a fast moving, hard to put down book.
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Linda Temple released her debut fantasy thriller, The Medusa Deception in January 2014, followed by the second in the series, The Dodona Prophecy, in July 2015 and the trilogy conclusion, The Olympus Reckoning in November 2016.

Prior to immersing herself in the craft of writing, Linda ventured down a variety of career paths working as a computer analyst, entrepreneur and, for a short time, a ventur
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