Ancient Legends Collection

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of ancient Greece in this gripping historical drama, where the origins of Greek mythology's most intriguing figures are explored and reimagined. 


Perfect for fans of epic historical sagas, slow-burn romance, and mythic retellings, the Ancient Legends series offers standalone compelling and imaginative takes on the historical roots of Greek mythology's most enduring myths. 


Don't miss out on what readers are calling "incredible," "unstoppable," and "exceptional." 


Book II is currently in draft.

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  • Prequel I: The Curse of Revenge

    A Gritty Femme FataleUncover the origins of Thruna, the woman from Thrace, who captured the heart of Oceanus and became the Tethys of Greek legend.

    "This was such a hauntingly poignant tale, one that will stay with me for a long time" - Amazon Reviewer
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  • Charity Anthology Inclusion

    The Curse of Revenge is featured in Wings of Glory, a charity anthology that donates 100% of proceeds to animal-focused charities.

    Wings of Glory is penned by the same group of authors who brought you Winds of Winter in 2019 and have since donated over $2,500 to animal-focused charities.

    Thank you for your support!

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  • Please note: This ebook is exclusive to the Children of War Charity Anthology and not available for purchase separately.

  • Prequel II: The Curse of Blood

    Subject to the brutality of his father's kingdom at war, Prince Inachus falls short in every way—escaping death only because of his birthright—but the kingdom's patience may soon run out.

    What Goodreads and Amazon readers are saying:
    "The Curse of Blood" by Lauren Lee Merewether. Not only is it beautifully written, but it also deals with clinical depression and suicide in a thoughtful, realistic manner."
    "Merewether has done a fantastic job exploring the situation in a way that can actually help by allowing readers to step out of their own situations and explore alternatives by shouldering the mantle of another life."
    "The Curse of Blood by Lauren Lee Merewether - Based in ancient Greece, this story narrates the true horror of how children were made to undergo harsh and often merciless training to mould them into future warriors. Powerful, tragic and incredibly well-researched. Highly recommend."
  • Charity Anthology Inclusion

    A future torn apart by war…
    Adolescence lost to battle…
    What becomes of those who lose their childhood to armed conflict?

    In this multi-genre charity anthology, a group of authors explores the experiences of youth affected by war.

    All proceeds of this anthology will be donated in perpetuity to Voices of Children, Ukraine to help secure the future for the children of war.

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  • (★★★★★)

    "Fans of Greek mythology will adore The Curse of Beauty, a tale that is infused with magical realism and set against the backdrop of a world that is reeling with conflict." - The Book Commentary

  • (★★★★★)

    "When Merewether's up-close and empathetic narrative style is combined with the many sensations, family conflicts, and political struggles of this exciting plotline, it makes for an unstoppable read...The Curse of Beauty delivers everything you could possibly hope for in a historical drama. Unmissable." - K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

  • (★★★★★)

    “Merewether breathes actual real life into her wonderfully well-developed characters and gives us a gripping plot and its eventual outcome with each turn of the page…a creative storyline that stays with you long after the book ends.” - Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite

  • (★★★★★)

     "The Curse of Beauty is an incredible book of mythology and drama...a powerful book overflowing with drama, intrigue, love, hate, passion and violence...The plot was very well written and developed. It had perfect flow and continuity. The characters were expertly exceptional story..." - Teresa Syms for Readers' Favorite 

The Story Behind the Myth

What if the Greek myths were inspired by real events and real people? Get ready for a series of emotionally intense dramas set in the ancient Mycenaean world.

Some assume Classical Greek Mythology to have been known as an allegorical history or even history itself.

These historical events evolved to become the awe-inspired tales of lore that the world knows today through oral tradition over the subsequent Dorian Age (Dark Age) of Greece’s history. Most of the events in Greek mythology took place during the Mycenaean age that corresponds to roughly 1700/1600 BC through 1100/1000 BC. The ancient historian Herodotus puts the birth of Herakles (Roman Hercules) around 1280 BC, and The Odyssey and its Battle of Troy most likely took place around 1200 BC, according to archaeological digs of the area.

Ancient Legends dives into the most famous myths and the stories that could have inspired them.