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THE AMAZON LEGACY
Part I
“Gods Queens”
The Untold Story


An embittered wager between Zeus and Hera results in the banishment of the most powerful Amazon leader, Queen Elektra. Sent to Hades, she leaves behind two precious gems and the Golden Girdle, holder of mysteries and the gift of immortality for the rightful owner.
In Elektra’s absence, two fierce warriors rise.
Teigra—a lon
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Published December 3rd 2017 by Zenay Bekele Ben-Yochanan
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Shalini
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a saga, a pure, exciting adventurous saga which starts from the Gods of the Greek mythology, Zeus, his wife Hera and their wager and ends in the life of Amazonian women, the brutalities faced by them and their courage in overcoming the challenges.

An amazing book by a brilliant storyteller, who has carefully chosen her plot to include the gods, their politics and ways, slowly connecting them to the Amazonian queen and her tribes. A moment of indiscretion by Queen Elektra, leads to the dow
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Lex Allen
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"The Amazon Legacy" by Zenay Ben-Yochanan is a thrilling journey into the world of Greek gods, Amazons, Kings and Queens. Following a wager between the Greek god Zeus and his wife, Hera, a human woman is granted immortality and becomes Queen of all Amazon tribes. Queen Elektra rules over all Amazons for three hundred years before succumbing to the advances of a man and becomes pregnant. Hera is furious that Elektra defaulted on her pledge and sends her to Hades. In Elektra’s absence, two fierce ...more
Amina Thajudeen
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding story!

The Amazon Legacy: Gods & Queens is a mystery thriller inspired by Greek mythology. The Greek gods are no stranger to the self-consuming ego and waging war for domination over another. But what will happen if they decide to extend their wagers by involving mortal humans? Can they live up to the expectations of God? What will be the price to pay if they couldn't? This story is crafted around this curiosity.

From the beginning itself, I was curious to learn three things, what caus
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Píaras Cíonnaoíth
Author Zenay Bekele Ben-Yochanan weaves an outstanding and noteworthy tale of mythical fantasy with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints an exciting and adventurous story of sensual sex and sorcery in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and integrity. If you’re looking for an action-packed fantasy adventure that’s packed to the rafters with courage, bravery and ...more
Erin
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hold on tight, folks. The Amazon Legacy is going to take you for a ride through the depths of your soul. What are you looking for? Strong, female lead characters who don't take no for an answer? This book has it. Female warriors who can kick men's butts? This book has it. How about an evil tyrant just begging to be smacked down? This book has it, too.

There may be a few things this book doesn't have, but it has a little of everything. Romance, fear, battles waged, angry Gods (and Goddesses), Amaz
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Píaras Cíonnaoíth
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Author Zenay Bekele Ben-Yochanan weaves an outstanding and noteworthy tale of mythical fantasy with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints an exciting and adventurous story of sensual sex and sorcery in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and integrity. If you’re looking for an action-packed fantasy adventure that’s packed to the rafters with courage, bravery and ...more
Lady Reads
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is one I...loved! I say that about a very rare, select group of books. Although I can and often do find something positive about almost any work, this one stands out as special.
There’s marital struggle. Political struggle. Internal struggle over what is good and right and what is desperately wanted.
My favorite part of this story is the way the goddess Hera is depicted. Usually she’s so cold, a woman scorned by Zues’ salacious and insatiable libido. Her strength and compassion, if ever
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Stephanie H.
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s not often that I come across a book for which I can think of few improvements, and The Amazon Legacy by Zenay Bekele Ben-Yochanan is one of them. Of course, as a book involving Greek gods and mythology, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Luckily for me, it’s right up my alley.

Hera and Zeus have a score to settle. This time, it is a bet over the true nature of the male-female relationship. But what will happen to the poor people caught in the middle of it all? To the gods, they are nothi
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Kaz Morran
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A tale you won’t forget

Captivating is a word that’s overused, but without hyperbole "The Amazon Legacy: Gods & Queens" is one of the most genuinely captivating stories I’ve read. From page one, I was positively immersed, hooked, and lost in the characters, sensory details, plot, and fluid prose.

Author Zenay Bekele Ben-Yochanan accomplishes the rare feat of not only seamlessly blending genres—fantasy, myth, and eroticism in this case—but doing so in a way that crafts something far grander than th
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Chel Barnes
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m a huge fan of fantasy novels based on mythology and as soon as I read the synopsis for Gods and Queens, I knew I had to give it a go. The book jumps straight in with the action and I love the way that the rivalry between Zeus and Hera is portrayed here. Hera is feisty and self-assured and I knew right away that I was in for a book which would provide some decent, developed female characters for once! In my experience this is a real rarity and it felt great to read about strong women and just ...more
Shelly-Ann Thompson
A Must Read

This is a captivating story showcasing the might and power of a society governed by women. The women are fierce warriors, possessing wit and charm, which provides for an exciting storyline.

“The Amazon Legacy: Gods & Queens” authored by Zenay Bekele Ben-Yochanan reads like non-fiction. I found myself Googling a few of the lead characters to ascertain if this book was somewhat highlighting unknown Gods and Queens. That’s how real and engaging is the story, reminiscent of Roman Gods and
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Emmanuel Srisuren
I don’t usually read books about Greek myths and Demi gods especially from an unknown author , and I was expecting a comic book -Wonder Woman kinda plot , boy was I wrong ! This isn’t your typical sword fighting fantasy novel , this is a mature , sophisticated story of heroines and inside look of an all female warrior race called the Amazons. The plot is straightforward , two amazons born and raised with different fates but share a common destiny . The writing is a poetic wave , in one hand desc ...more
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Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A decent storyline wrapped up with many other elements. I enjoyed getting to know the characters.
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