Long ago, a nymph fell in love with a mere mortal destined to become a legendary hero. Until the gods saw fit to tear them apart and tamper with fate.
Everyone has heard the story of Daphne and Apollo, of her transformation into a laurel tree to escape his obsession. If only it were so simple. Held prisoner for thousands of years, Daphne is close to death until a last minute rescuer smuggles her out of Olympus and to Melancton, the satyr she loves.
Melancton has always preferred to be on his own, keeping to the shadows and maintaining a stoic appearance. Only Daphne can be the light to his darkness, and now that she's returned, the fear of losing her again shakes him. With grave danger lurking on the horizon, Melancton and the satyrs of The Aegean Inn prepare for battle, but the odds are stacked against them.
Meanwhile, Apollo enlists the aid of Dionysus in his determination to reclaim Daphne and punish those responsible for her disappearance. Is it possible to survive the fury of the gods?
Rebekah Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She is an award-winning cover artist for digital publishers, and enjoys every minute of it when not immersed into a world of satyrs and Greek gods. Always feeling the need to be productive, she can be found creating something whether with words or images, or with arts and crafts. She resides in Savannah, GA with her cat, Bagheera. If you would like to follow Rebekah on social media or contact via email, use the following information:
This story focuses on the reunion of Melancton (a Boeotian satyr) and his nymph, Daphne. Daphne has been held prisoner by the Greek God Apollo, chained to a laurel tree, where she was slowly allowing the tree to take over her body (effectively killing her) rather than betray her love for Melancton and let Apollo have her. That is until Hermes took action and reunited them (check out Mercury Rising for that story!). Obviously, super cray-cray Apollo must have his vengeance and enlists the help of his super-mega cray-cray half-brother Dionysus… who we know has his own agenda – seeking the mystical syrinx entrusted to the care of the Arcadian satyrs.
To aid in the reunion of Melancton and Daphne are a group of Arcadian satyrs running a Bed and Breakfast in Savannah, GA (check out Midnight at the Satyr Inn for background info!). These satyrs – Vander, Orestes, Calix, and Jacen agree to protect Melancton and Daphne from Apollo. What they cannot anticipate is that Dionysus is playing a wildcard, and enlists the help of a new character to aid Apollo in his search.
So, I’m mostly just going to randomly free-flow some thoughts here. • I was utterly happy at the reunion of Melancton and Daphne – but they were both plagued with guilt of not having been able to protect the other. But there was no denying the profound love they have maintained for the other for hundreds of years. It was really rewarding to learn more about these two. • And the Arcadians… we got a taste of them in “Midnight”, but in my opinion they are maybe the best group of satyrs to read about yet. I really loved their humor and camaraderie. • When the author introduced Bremusa, I thought “Seriously?!? A vrykolakas!” I don’t know if such a creature is actually part of Greek mythology, but I became disappointed at what I perceived to be a cliche addition. That was until probably the last 25% of the book… • Bremusa (under false information) sets in motion some pretty high-intensity actions. When Apollo finds the guys and “a;dlkja;kdnf;akdnd” happens! Oh, so heartbreaking! It’s been a long time since I read a book and became emotional, but that scene had my vision swimming. Then we read about “oiakd;mfakdn;fkadn” at the end! It makes the anticipation for the next book in the series almost unbearable.
Again, I cannot sing the praises for this series enough. Romance, action, humor, mythology, suspense. Just so good! Definitely a full 5 stars in my opinion; this is the best book of the series, yet, for me.
This series gets better and better. This book is totally engrossing, heartbreaking, humorous, sexy, interesting and full of love and emotion.
This is Daphne the Nymph and Melancton's book and it's good!
The story is mainly in present day but has the odd flash back to help the story along. In the previous book Melancton made a noble sacrifice one he is pained over. No need to worry Hemes my favourite God is about and he loves interfering in the best way.
Melancton, I really liked his strong beliefs, his very old time though, loyal, loving and sexy when he lets go, his very controlled for a Satyr! The others are in awe of his control.
Daphne, what she's been through is awful, but she's still so strong and and her feelings for Melancton haven't ever waivered, nor has her need for him sexually.
We get what we all wanted two lovers reunited, they've been apart a while now so have a whole lot of rekindling to do and not just in the bedroom department!
If life was easy that would be it, but no, we have a god on the war path, so it's a rocky road, full of drama.
I can't tell you how thrilled I was that this book feature the Aegon inn with prince Vander, Calix, Jacen and Oresto. They are such entertaining characters, all with strong personalities.
I really got lost in the book, the writing and story was fabulous, so many new little trails were made and when I spotted name of next book it put a big smile on my face.
** Five Satyr stars **
I grabbed a copy of this book from a review site, I forget I had pre ordered a copy!! I'm not returning paid copy though as I really enjoyed this book.
Each book in this series gets better than the last. This one was no different. Melancton and Daphne's story is heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. The struggles they had to go through to be together were tremendous. What Apollo did to Daphne because was obsessed with her... It was painful to read about her becoming a part of a tree.
Thank Goodness for Hermes. I love that dude. He saw an injustice and found a way to rescue the poor tortured nymph and return her to the satyr she loved.
The problem...the struggle didn't end there. There is always a price to be paid and the satyrs paid the highest one. The feels...so many feels.
This book takes you through so many emotions. Pick this book up. Read it--devour it--and then revel in the book hangover it leaves you with. It is well worth the emotional upheaval. You will not be disappointed to ride the roller coaster of emotions Satyr from the Shadows takes you on.
Review posted here... http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.co... This is the book in the series that I had been waiting for! Throughout the series we have been given snippets of the relationship between Melancton and Daphne – but never did I see the tragedy that their relationship was. I think readers of this series always knew that there was something more to Melancton than being one of Dionysus’s puppets and in the last book we see him make a devastating sacrifice for the sake of one of Pan’s Satyrs; he swore that he would stop trying to rescue Daphne (the nymph he loves) from Apollo otherwise he would forfeit his life. Hermes sees that Melancton has doomed himself for the sake of anothers’ happiness and decides to take matters into his own hands, goes to Olympus and frees Daphne from her prison and delivering her straight into Melancton’s bed. Obviously Apollo is furious - even if he doesn’t know who really took her – and with the help of Dionysus, he gains the aid of someone who track down anything. So he sets out to find Daphne, return her to his temple and kill Melancton in the process for reneging on their deal. Will the lovers survive or will Daphne be doomed to become one with the tree again? So, as I said – I have been waiting for this book. Melancton is quite the multi-layered man/satyr; He loves Daphne and would do anything to protect her – especially from Apollo – but has sort of given up hope of ever having her back in his arms. Some of the lengths he goes to for that love are totally heartbreaking which shows the depth of his love and faithfulness. He has spent centuries without her and that has made him a shell of what he could truly be. The same with Daphne; rather than give into Apollo and sleep with him, she starts to become one with a tree that she has been chained to for over 1500 yrs, longing for Melancton but determined never to be with Apollo for the wrong reasons. She too suffers for her love in a heartbreaking way and has given up because she doesn’t see a way out. When they are reunited , you see a change start to happen in both of them; first of all they must learn to be with each other again; then they both have some hang ups to clear up between each other. It’s clear that they love each other and that is shown in the good amount of sexytime between the pair. The story was really good. One of the things I loved was that we are given their full story, told through flashbacks that give a real insight into how they both found themselves to be in their current predicaments. I also liked that we see some of the time that Daphne spent with Apollo too, definitely a battle of wills. We have two major threads going on in the book – Melancton and Daphne reuniting – that was really good, they had to learn through each other and make exceptions for what each had gone through and there were some very sad moments that really pulled at the heartstrings. Then we have Apollo and his mysterious helper, traipsing about the world in an effort to find the lovers. When we are in Apollo’s POV we learn about his reasons for taking Daphne and why he wouldn’t let her go. It felt like he was going through some sort of precess to be able to let her go. I enjoyed the insight into Apollo’s mind but nothing will prepare you for the final showdown… it was shocking, it was brutal and violent with a solemnness that will affect most involved. I’m curious to see where things will go now especially for the new comer and a certain satyr – could that be the next couple? The author sure knows how to reel a girl in with these smexy satyrs! This was a great addition to the series though and I enjoyed it very much.
Thank you to Rebekah Lewis for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.
Satyre in the Shadows has a darker atmosphere than the former novels. The events surrounding Daphne and Melancton are tragic and are written to have a strong emotional pull. The thought provoking situations seem realistic and ideal for their current dilemma. Throughout the story the atmosphere varies between tense to amusing. I found peace in Melancton finally having companionship and family. It was sometimes distracting readung through more than two point of views, but I loved the characters and the history. There is a nice little plot twist in the end I think readers will enjoy.
I love stories weaved off of mythology; however, it was not until I read the first book in this series that Greek mythology appealed to me personally . I adore stories written by Rebekah Lewis and will continue to follow this series closely.
I am in love with these satyrs! Another wonderful book by Miss Lewis. I have been waiting for Melancton and Daphne's story for a while and I have to say, the wait was worth it! I laughed, cried, and couldn't put it down.
am in love with these satyrs! Another wonderful book by Miss Lewis. I have been waiting for Melancton and Daphne's story for a while and I have to say, the wait was worth it! I laughed, cried, and couldn't put it down.
I've said it before, one of my fundamental truths is that I am unabashedly in love with mythology. Greek and Nordic top my personal list of 'go-to' fab reads. It’s a field I also dabble in as a writer so I'm a bit picky about reading another's take on the same subject.
But, I've always enjoyed Ms. Lewis's world of sexy satyrs, unjust curses and a love strong enough to defy the Gods themselves. Fluid storytelling, substantial character depth and a fresh take on the tapestry of paranormal tropes.
Those Gods are tricky ones sometimes but among the overblown narcissism there lurks one or two good eggs, determined to right some wrongs foisted on others by their kinfolk. In this tale, it's Hermes and his devotion to righting a wrong shines through and simply gives another layer to the fascinating God he is.
'Satyr' is full of emotional and longing, magic and mayhem, mischief and ultimately, the lengths we'd all go to (God and Mortal alike) to be with the one we love.
Some secrets have been revealed....I slightly feel bad for Dionysus but only slightly. Apollo has no excuse to act like a spoiled brat and be an obsessive psycho. If I didn't know better I swear Apollo is the baby of the family, Hermes is the oldest, and Dionysus is the middle child by the way they are all acting. I am sooo happy Daphne and Melancton got some down time to reconnect and come to an understanding. They have let all the actions of the past to and are moving forward. I cried at the end all I am going to say is it is sad and wrenching. This is bittersweet with everything that happened and is going on around them. I hope everyone is prepared for the trouble ahead. I am going to be waiting impatiently for the next part.
Two people come together only to be ripped apart by a cure nobody could have foreseen. If that wasn't bad enough add a god hell bent on making her his and you have thousands of years of heartbreak and torture can any one save these two and give them the future they have only dreamed of. It may be to late
This was another wonderful story to add to this series. I think this one would be the star crossed loves story. My heart broke for Daphne as she endured everything to stay true to her heart.
What a great book! I love the way the author writes about the characters and the storyline. There was one scene towards the end that had me near tears. So shocking! I didn't think I would be into reading about men with horns and hooves but these characters are so well written. I am ready for the next one!