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Luciana Cavallaro

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in Pinjarra, Australia
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Historical fiction novelist and a secondary teacher, Luciana Cavallaro, likes to meander between contemporary life to the realms of mythology and history. Luciana has always been interested in Mythology and Ancient History but her passion wasn’t realised until seeing the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. From then on, she was inspired to write Historical Fantasy.
She has spent many lessons promoting literature and the merits of ancient history. Today, you will still find Luciana in the classroom, teaching ancient history and promoting literature. To keep up-to-date with her ramblings, ahem, that is meaningful discourse, subscribe to her mailing list at


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Venus & Aphrodite: history of a goddess by Bettany Hughes Blurb Through ancient art, evocative myth, exciting archaeological revelations and philosophical explorations Bettany Hughes shows why this immortal goddess endures through to the twenty-first century, and what her journey through time reveals about what matters to us as humans. Charting Venus’s origins in powerful ancient…
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Accursed Women

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Aphrodite's Curse

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The Curse of Troy: Helen's ...

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Search for the Golden Serpent

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A Goddess' Curse

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Boxed in a Curse

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A Goddess' Curse (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Hera, Queen of the Gods, is the most powerful goddess on Mount Olympos. Beautiful, sensual, and merciless, she is a goddess renowned for her jealous rages and for inflicting horrors on hapless victims. She’s the protector of women, virtue, family and marriage yet her husband, Zeus, has had countless affairs. She puts up with it. Why? Is she really malicious or a product of circumstance?
Boxed in a Curse (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: She was created by the gods as a gift to humanity. Then there was the urn. Pandora, the first woman on Earth, was endowed with many gifts: beauty, intelligence, domesticity, and curiosity. She was at once lover, sympathiser and nurturer. Zeus presented an urn as her wedding dowry. Neither she nor her husband, Epimethos knew what it contained inside, and Hermes, the Messenger, warned them never to open it.
The Curse of Troy (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Helen of Troy! The most beautiful woman in the world. Her face launched a thousand ships. Betrayal, greed and power unfold in this compelling Greek tragedy. It was a war renowned throughout times gone by as the greatest and bloodiest of them all. It was a romance between two star-crossed lovers. Helen, Queen of Sparta, home-wrecker and whore, flees with her lover Paris, Prince of Troy… That’s the story known to history. But is this all true? History is told by the victors, and facts can be changed to twist the truth. Is it possible Helen of Sparta never went to Troy? Could she be a scapegoat in a devious plan and organised by the power hungry Agamemnon? Perhaps. This is Helen’s story in her words, as told to a wandering historian.
Aphrodite's Curse (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A powerful family is brought to ruin, the consequences unforeseen and irreparable.
Aphrodite's Curse (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Aphrodite's Curse is about a dynasty’s fall from grace, unrequited love and retribution.
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The Labyrinthine Journey by Luciana Cavallaro
"I enjoyed this book. I found this story to have great characters, and a great setting. I enjoyed the time travelling aspect. While I have not read the first book in the series, I had no issues following this story. I will be looking for the first boo" Read more of this review »
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Search for the Golden Serpent by Luciana Cavallaro
"Search for the Golden Serpent (Book 1) is like taking a step back in time. It’s full of adventures, humans and gods at war with one another and a fight to prevent Christianity to surface. The main character, Evan (Evandros) is catapulted back in time" Read more of this review »
Aphrodite's Curse by Luciana Cavallaro
"Aphrodite’s Curse told through the voice of Phaedra, a minor character in Greek Mythology. The author has written in first person in a creative and fascinating way through Phaedra’s letter to her husband. Phaedra has poisoned herself with hemlock due" Read more of this review »
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Dagger's Destiny by Linnea Tanner
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Dark magic, familial revenge and an illicit romance. This story packs a punch and the author doesn’t hold back on the intrigue or the mystical power of the druids. You may have heard the phrase ‘absolute power corrupts absolutely’, then this story ha ...more
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The Singularity Wheel by Michael S. Fedison
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Teenage angst, family issues, heartbreak and friendship on a collision course… in a parallel world! These are the underlying issues YA author, Michael S. Fedison has written in his latest Sci Fi novel and sequel The Singularity Wheel.
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Ernest Hemingway
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Ernest Hemingway

Aihebholo-oria Okonoboh
“THE HOMECOMING is the face of reality. (A literary approach to the social re-engineering of a decadent society)

It was a two-fold finding - a home and a son - and a time for happy family reunion and laughter. Life went on normal in the genteel old town and Ekoyata Egbe was glad to return home to Iyala. And disappointed he was. For he was confronted by unsightly community in the clutches of corruption and superstition.
In a moment too soon, Ekoyata found it hard to believe that his father, Egbe, was a member of a caucus and could give him as a ransom for his image. Also revealed was the top secret of the willful neglect of Iyala because the strong caucus benefited from confusion, with a long history of assassinations. Until he was warned about his honesty of purpose, Ekoyata did not know that he had taken the central stage in the fight and campaign against the caucus. Was he also going to be the next victim of assassination?

It was the beginning of a misery that would sit Ekoyata on he keg of peril... with the thrill of romance... adventure... and keen justice. Would daring to accept the help of a handsome stranger named Okojie prevent the caucus from finding his corpse? ....”
Aihebholo-oria Okonoboh, The Homecoming

Phyllis A. Whitney
“A good book isn't written, it's rewritten.”
Phyllis A. Whitney, Guide to Fiction Writing

Milan Kundera
“Chance and chance alone has a message for us. Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute. Only chance can speak to us.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Mae West
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Mae West

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