Award Winner, Public Readers’ Choice Awards 2017
In the final stages of WWII, archaeologist Andreas Stais follows the signs that could lead him to unearth the face of the goddess who has been haunting his dreams for years, all the while searching for the woman who, over a brief encounter, has come to dominate his waking hours. In present day Greece, another Andreas, an Interpol officer, leaves New York and returns to his grandparents’ island to bid farewell to his beloved grandmother. Once there, he will come face to face with long-buried family secrets and the enigmatic Iro. When gods and demons pull the threads, no one can escape their fate. Pagan rituals under the glare of the full moon and vows of silence tied to a sacred ring, join men and gods in a common path. “Ouranoessa… One moment, you are lost in the beautiful imagery. The next, your guts tighten and you can’t wait to find out what happens next. Magical and seducing, it will take you on the journey of a lifetime.” — Lena Manda, best-selling author.