Amalia Carosella

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Amalia Carosella graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelors degree in Classical Studies and English. An avid reader and former bookseller, she writes about old heroes and older gods. She lives with her husband in upstate New York and dreams of the day she will own goats (and maybe even a horse, too). For more information, visit her blog at www.amaliacarosella.com.

She also writes myth-steeped fantasy and paranormal romance under the name Amalia Dillin. Learn more about her other works at www.amaliadillin.com.

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Tamer of Horses by Amalia Carosella
"I was expecting an adult fantasy novel and that's what I got. Greek mythology, creatures from the legends and stories we have all heard of.

Hippodamia had been raised by the centaurs - half man, half horse - and her fate had been determined: she ha..." Read more of this review »
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"It took me awhile to get into this one, but by the time I got to the end, I had decided I needed the next installment. This was a unique twist on Helen of Troy---here we start in Sparta with a girl desperate to get away from Menelaus and her dream..." Read more of this review »
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As a fellow Pagan, I found this book inspiring and it illustrated perfectly how it feels to be pagan in a Christian country. We take our freedom for granted now, but as shown here, it hasn't always been this way. This book has helped m..." Read more of this review »
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"A must-read for those interested in reading Viking historical fiction and who are looking for modern day Pagan main characters. I am certainly doing this book a disservice with this shoddy review, but I truly loved it."
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“Perhaps Zeus was king, but I was Spartan, a princess twice over, and queen of Athens besides. I knew my duty. And I would rule my own fate.”
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“I did not want to worship gods as cruel as this—gods cruel enough to rape my mother after she objected to being deceived, or willing to waste the lives of hundreds, perhaps thousands of men in a useless war. I did not want to believe we could not be free.”
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“Stay with me?” His fingers wound into my hair, and his arm tightened around me. “Always.”
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“Perhaps Zeus was king, but I was Spartan, a princess twice over, and queen of Athens besides. I knew my duty. And I would rule my own fate.”
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