We are the terrors that hunt the night.And we have never been human In Greek mythology there s a story of King Lykaonas of Arcadia and his fifty sons who were cursed by the father of the gods, Zeus, to become wolves The very first Lycanthropes Forensic pathologist, Sophia Katsaros, receives a cryptic phone call from Greece telling her that her brothers are missing and We are the terrors that hunt the night.And we have never been human In Greek mythology there s a story of King Lykaonas of Arcadia and his fifty sons who were cursed by the father of the gods, Zeus, to become wolves The very first Lycanthropes Forensic pathologist, Sophia Katsaros, receives a cryptic phone call from Greece telling her that her brothers are missing and leaves to search for them With the help of Illyanna, her brother s girlfriend, Sophia examines the evidence but cannot accept a bizarre possibility Has one or both of her brothers been transformed during the Lykaia, the ceremony where Man is said to become Wolf Who is Marcus, a dark stranger that both repels and excites her And what is the real story behind the 5000 year old curse of King Lykaonas
I rarely give books a 5 star rating, but this one gets that honor for several reasons. Sharon does such an amazing job of weaving mystery with elements of horror and fantasy with such a respectable lead female character that I will forever measure other female leads against Dr. Kat.Without giving anything away, Kat is alerted that her younger twin brothers have gone missing in Greece. In an attempt to find them, she travels to their ancestral home. What does she find when she gets there? Secrets [...]
To expect this book to be a quaint werewolf tale - man gets bitten by mysterious creature, at the full moon man transforms into a werewolf and terrorises a small community in an isolated village of central Europe - is like expecting the Sistine Chapel to be a cute sketch on a church ceiling. Sure this book is about werewolves, but so much more. For a start, these werewolves are steeped in Greek mythology, there is a history directly linking an ancient Greek king, married to a mysterious forest g [...]
LykaiaSharon Van OrmenSophia is a medical examiner who is deeply rooted in science and fact. When her two brothers temporarily move to Greece to explore their roots, they become fascinated by folklore and tales of werewolves, kings, and priests. Shortly after their move, Sophia and her mother stop receiving calls and emails from them. When three months pass without any word from either, she hops aboard a plane to Greece in search of them. While going through their apartment looking for clues, sh [...]
I wouldn't have bought this book on my own in a bookstore, but after reading it, I know I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. When I started reading it, it intrigued me really quickly, I just couldn't stop. The different characters and stories are not always clear at the beginning of a chapter, which makes it suprisingly interesting. I haven't read much books about presuming myths, although I love hearing about them. Lykaia is about a myth, one that seems very obvious, but it isn't predictable [...]
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far awayI studied Classical Studies. Greek and Roman culture was my forte. Lykaia is the retelling of the myth of Lykaos (the first werewolf). Van Orman has taken this century’s, no millennia old myth and twisted it into something completely different. I love this!Sophia Katsaros’ brothers have gone missing in Greece, she decides to go and find them. Sophia is a doctor, a scientist. When all of the facts point towards the involvement of werewolves in their d [...]
I actually really enjoyed this book more than I was expecting! I really liked the plot though I do have to admit that I found it slightly confusing until I got into it! I thought that the plot was very original and very well written! I really liked the characters as well! The main character, Sophia was amazing! She was strong and so brave! I also liked how she faced her problems head on! I would have loved a bit of romance in this book with Sophia though! The rest of the characters were very wel [...]
REVIEW: LYKAIA by Sharon Van Orman5 BIG STARS!I’m afraid I won’t be able to properly express my fascination with LYKAIA. It was such an awesome read I would definitely recommend it to all who’d love to spend some quality time with a really well-written book. The main character, forensic pathologist Sophia Katsaros gets a phone call from Greece and finds out that her brothers have been missing for two months. She goes there to start an investigation of her own that might not end well for he [...]
4.5 stars What a wonderful surprise this book was. An engrossing storyline, deeply rooted in mythology, it presented the werewolf lore from the totally different, original and fresh prospective. If you are looking for a more traditional werewolf romance - you know, girl meets werewolf, he claims her as his mate with a bit of drama and danger thrown in to the mix and a HEA at the end, then this book may not meet your requirements.However, if you are looking for a book that is highly intelligent e [...]
OMG was this book awesome! Doctor Sophia Katsaros, a forensic pathologist, travels to Greece in search for her two missing young brothers, but opens a Pandora's Box instead when she arrives. Sophia must learn some hard truths that science can't explain and one of them is the bizarre truth that werewolves do exist! After she discovers the truth, the village stands against her leaving and disclosing the centuries old secret and she must fight for her lifeSharon Van Orman spins one heck of a story [...]
10*s. I recieved an eARC copy of this book directly from the author in return for an honest review.Werewolves and Greek Mythology!! This was a fabulously well written and very fast paced read and I enjoyed every minute of it. There was a couple of places where I got confused a little bit, but it has a very strong story line and strong characters. I loved Sharon's way of tying of using the werewolves and twisting it up a bit with Greek Mythology!! This is a MUST read and very entertaining story t [...]
I picked this one up my mistake--I normally don't read this type of book. This was an interesting tale of werewolves revolving around Greek mythology. The main character is an American pathologist of Greek ancestry Sophia Katsaros. Sophie travels to Greece to resolve the mystery of her brothers' disappearance, which leads her to the werewolf pack. The story does not always transition well as it jumps between the ancient history, the present and Sophia's family history. I did find this entertaini [...]
A Fantastic read I couldn't put it down.
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Lykaia by Sharon van OrmanI received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I love werewolves. When it comes to paranormal creatures only witches hold more interest for me than our short, dark and furry friends, so when I had the chance to check out a series with a new take on their origin, how could I pass that up?Lykaia actually tells several stories. The main story is that of Sophia Katsaros, a medical examiner from Ohio whose younger brothers had gone to Greece for the sum [...]
After reading Lykaia by Sharon Van Orman, I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. The premise was interesting, and I expected it to be good, but I found it was excellent. I love it when that happens.It was an exciting take on several veins of mythology, all mixed into a contemporary story that I found to be engaging and well-written. This is the type of story that will appeal to a great number of readers. The main character of Sophia Katsaros was well-developed, likable, and relatable. I would d [...]
This is a prime example of "don't judge a book by its cover" - the cover art and typography are hideous. It makes the book seem dated and cheesy. Also, there are quite a few typos in the actual text. This bugged me. The story itself is engaging enough. I liked the main character and thought the setting and exploration of myth and history interesting. I thought it was a really interesting take on werewolves and myth.