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CONTENTS
BRIEF BOOK SUMMARY
EXTENDED BOOK SUMMARY
BOOK DETAILS
BOOK DETAIL SHEET
REVIEWS
AUTHOR BIO
AUTHOR PHOTO
AUTHOR Q & A
FULL CONTACT INFORMATION
PRE-ORDER INFORMATION
QUANTITY DISCOUNTS
PRESS RELEASE
PROMOTIONAL SHEET
BOOK COVER IMAGES
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Book Tagline:
Do you know who you can trust?
Brief Book Summary:
Believing a well-guarded treasure will prove he is worthy to be king, one man embarks on an adventure
that makes him a pawn in the treacherous game of god against god. And even if he succeeds, can he win
against a foe he never expected to turn against him?
Extended Book Summary:
THE VOYAGE
When word arrives that his uncle has usurped the Illamosian throne, Jason, Prince of Illamos Valley,
readily takes up the challenge to protect his realm.
Ready for battle, Jason confronts his uncle, Pelias, who swears he is acting in Jason’s best interest. From
Pelias, Jason soon learns he is at risk of being passed over as heir in favor of his courageous and clever
cousin, Odysseus, unless he can obtain a well-guarded treasure: the golden pelt of the kingdom of
Colchis.
Believing the pelt will prove he is rightful leader, Jason embarks on an adventure unaware that he is now
a pawn in a dangerous game that pits god against god..
As his voyage takes him across treacherous waters and into an aggressively fortified kingdom, Jason
must combat the ire of man and monster, struggle to control his crew and battle against doubts of his
own worthiness to be king.
Even if the gods of Osteria can help him gain the treasure, it is up to Jason to find a way to recapture the
love of his people and secure his throne while fighting a foe he never expected to turn against him.
BOOK TWO OF THE OSTERIA CHRONICLES
The Osteria Chronicles are a multi-part fantasy series. Set in a future world that resembles the citystates of Ancient Greece, you’ll see myths come to life as the heroes of Osteria contend with the whims
of the gods.
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Book Details
Title: The Voyage: Book Two of The Osteria Chronicles
Suggested Retail Price: $15.99 US/ $16.99 CA/ £10.99 UK (E-book $3.99)
Trim Size: 6”x9” 350-page trade paperback; also available as an e-book.
ISBN: 978-1-507697993 (paperback); PENDING (e-book)
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Availability: Distributors include Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Overdrive; Retailers include Amazon, Barnes &
Noble, iTunes and other online bookstores.
Book Detail Sheet:
A complete book detail sheet can be found on the following page.
MEDIA KIT
Tammie Painter
Phone (503) 475-8931
E-mail [email protected]
Website http://TammiePainter.com
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Praise for The Trials of Hercules: Book One of The Osteria Chronicles (Reviews
for The Voyage are PENDING)
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"This book was a pleasant surprise! I was immediately pulled in within the first few
pages."
"I think this book should be rated as one of the top ten books of the year. I can't
emphasize enough how good this book was and how much I enjoyed reading it."
"For anyone who enjoys fantasy or history this is a book for you! An outstanding book!
Very well written, engaging and truly a fun and enjoyable book to read."
"It is interesting to get an inside look into the minds of the gods and realize that they
may be powerful, but also more human than expected."
"This is book one of a series but it could stand entirely on its own legs if others were to
never come out (which I sincerely hope is not the case)."
"I would gladly recommend this to anyone interested in fantasy, Greek mythology, or
just a good read in general."
"This book has many human ideals like heroism, corruption, love, and vindictiveness. I
recommend everyone to read this."
"This book took the 12 Labors of Hercules and rehashed them into a wonderful and
detailed story."
"For anyone who loves Greek mythology, this is a fresh take on an old favorite..."
"...this book kept me turning pages the whole way through like any guilty pleasure."
Full-length reviews may be seen on Goodreads.com. PSU Vanguard, and Amazon.com
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Author Bio
Tammie Painter has always had a fascination for myths, history, and how they interweave. Her
work has appeared in numerous publications and has earned a handful of awards and honors.
She is the author of five non-fiction books and the short story collection 13th Hour. Tammie
writes from Portland, Oregon, where she is currently at work on the third book in The Osteria
Chronicles series that is set for release in early 2016. For details about Tammie’s books and
upcoming projects, please visit http://TammiePainter.com
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Full Contact Information
TAMMIE PAINTER
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Author Q & A
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How did your book come to life?
I’ve always been fascinated with Greek mythology and came across a documentary
series about the historical basis of many of the characters in Greek legends. One of
the episodes was on Hercules’s Twelve Labors and I thought, “How would that play
out if this was set in modern times?”
I played around with the story trying to force it into a modern setting, but couldn’t get
it to fit. About fifty pages into that draft, I realized it just wasn’t working, but didn’t want
to give up on the idea. After thinking it over, I considered how the story could work if I
set it in a post-apocalyptic future society that has adopted Greek – and some Roman
– ways of life. And what if the gods were real players in this world?
The idea took hold quickly. The outline for it flowed out in less than a couple hours
and I had a rough draft in about six weeks. As I began working on subsequent drafts,
I began to see how the concept of Osteria could work into a series that covers many
other Greek legends. I sketched out a rough outline and suddenly my single-book
idea turned into a six-book series.
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How does history fit in with this story if it is set in the future?
The world of Osteria is heavily based on my studies of the Roman world combined
with aspects of Greek culture. Clothing and architecture has been lifted from my
readings of the Greco-Roman culture, the order of religious woman who serve Hera
are very similar to the Roman Vestal Virgins, and the structure of the police force and
the ruler’s personal guard reflect the Roman vigiles and Praetorian Guard.
As far as the future aspect, this isn’t a technologically advanced future. No space
ships. The world, our world, has essentially killed itself off. This was followed by a
complete societal collapse including the loss of technology. The world of Osteria has
slowly built itself up from the ruins of what we left, and only recently have they been
uncovering parts of our world, giving them things such as electricity. But the
discoveries have been limited to a very few people, so for the most part, it’s
technologically similar to a Greco-Roman world.
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So why not just set it in ancient times?
I needed the technology to make some scenes in The Voyage work. That sounds like
a cop out, but there is an immediacy required and having messengers running
information back and forth just wouldn’t produce the same effect. The technology is
subtle, and many Osterians are rightfully wary of it. Overall, despite relying aspects of
the story and setting on solid research, I wanted to be able to create my own world
with my own rules without committing the sin of being historically inaccurate.
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Who is you favorite character in your book and why?
Of the mortals, I would have to say Odysseus. He has a way of diffusing any tense
situation, he’s a natural leader but has no interest in taking the spotlight from his
cousin, Jason.. There’s a wry humor, brashness, and cleverness about Odysseus that
I love. As for the gods, Hermes is my favorite. I love his vanity, I love his cattiness, I
love his wit. Every scene with him is great fun to write.
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How did you name your characters?
Most characters are taken straight out of the legends. Sometimes a couple legendary
characters combine into one or take on a slightly different role just to rein in the cast a
bit, but for the most part you’ll find every name in The Voyage, in the legends. For
those characters not in the legends, I have a very handy book with a list of Greek
names for them.
Author Q & A continued…
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If you based the book on legends, isn’t the book predictable?
I hope not. Of course, I do hope people who aren’t familiar with the legends pick up
the book – for them everything will be a new twist. For those familiar with the myths,
the underlying subplots and the character development will add a new dimension and
depth to the story. Although most of Jason’s adventures do end up with the same
result, I have changed some aspects of his story to bring new life to the myth and to
increase the pace and tension. So far, readers have not found The Voyage
predictable in any way.
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Will people be angry about the changes you’ve made to this popular myth?
No one has complained yet. The changes do fit in well and most are minor. I think for
readers who know the legends, The Voyage will be a pleasant surprise by being
familiar, yet new. Although wonderful stories, too many Greek myths feel very flat and
two-dimensional. My goal in The Osteria Chronicles is to bring the myths to life, to
bring the settings to life, and to make the situations and characters seem real and
dynamic.
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Why do you think your readers are going to enjoy your book?
I don’t want to say The Voyage has something for everyone, but there is a good mix
of history, fantasy, a touch of romance, plenty of adventure, and even a bit of humor.
Overall, people will enjoy losing themselves in the struggles of self-doubt, loyalty,
trust, revenge, love and the need for admiration that have made the myths such a
permanent part of our culture.
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Did any writers inspire you while writing the book?
I’m horrible at creating settings and slowing down the pace – I just want to get the
story out so much, my first drafts end up very thin. While writing The Voyage I
listened to the Song of Fire and Ice series by George RR Martin. Examining how he
brings settings to life, how he develops pace, and how he makes his characters both
lovable and despicable at the same time was a true inspiration when working on the
subsequent drafts of the book.
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What is your favorite scene in the book?
There’s a scene where Hermes and Zeus fall into a big argument. Hera, not knowing
that Hermes has recently betrayed her, defends Hermes. There’s some amazing
tension in the scene not only with the arguing, but with Hermes’s guilt over what he’s
done to Hera.
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Do you have another project in the works? If so, what is it?
Yes. The Voyage is the first in a series called The Osteria Chronicles, each of which
will involve various Greek legends as the world of Osteria faces some serious
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challenges from mortals, gods and titans. I’m currently drafting the third book in the
series. The working title is The Maze and is based partially on the myth of the
Minotaur. I expect it to be out in 2016.
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FANTASY NOVEL HAS THE GODS MAKING PAWNS OF MORTALS ONCE AGAIN
Believing a well-guarded treasure will prove he is worthy to be king, one man embarks on an adventure
that makes him a pawn in the treacherous game of god against god. And even if he succeeds, can he win
against a foe he never expected to turn against him?.
Inspired by her interest in how history and myth interweave, Tammie Painter has brought the
Greek gods back to life in The Voyage. In this fantasy novel, the second in a six-part series,
Painter re-imagines the legends of Jason and the Argonauts in a way that adds depth, reality,
and detail to this popular tales.
The book is now available as a paperback and e-book through many online retailers as well as
distributors such as Ingram, Baker & Taylor and Overdrive.
Fans of mythology and epic fantasy will find themselves pulled into the world and drawn to the
dynamic characters Painter has created. Readers of the first book in the Osteria Chronicles
series (The Trials of Hercules) expressed great enthusiasm for it:
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"This book was a pleasant surprise! I was immediately pulled in within the first few pages."
"I think this book should be rated as one of the top ten books of the year. I can't emphasize
enough how good this book was and how much I enjoyed reading it."
"For anyone who enjoys fantasy or history this is a book for you! An outstanding book! Very well
written, engaging and truly a fun and enjoyable book to read."
"It is interesting to get an inside look into the minds of the gods and realize that they may be
powerful, but also more human than expected."
"This is book one of a series but it could stand entirely on its own legs if others were to never
come out (which I sincerely hope is not the case)."
"I would gladly recommend this to anyone interested in fantasy, Greek mythology, or just a
good read in general."
"This book has many human ideals like heroism, corruption, love, and vindictiveness. I
recommend everyone to read this."
"This book took the 12 Labors of Hercules and rehashed them into a wonderful and detailed
story."
"For anyone who loves Greek mythology, this is a fresh take on an old favorite..."
"...this book kept me turning pages the whole way through like any guilty pleasure."
Tammie Painter enjoys retelling and reviving ancient legends through new stories. Her work has
appeared in numerous publications and has earned several honors.
Visit TammiePainter.com/the-voyages for full details about the book, reviews, cover images,
and an author Q & A. The author is available for interviews, presentations and book signings.
Contact: phone: 503-475-8931 | email [email protected] | http://TammiePainter.com
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