Arachne's Daughter: A Tale of Murder, Mayhem and Madness

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Strategic Book Publishing, 2011 - Fiction - 294 pages
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Arachne's Daughter: A tale of murder, mayhem and madness is a modern day Greek tragedy, with multiple threads weaving a strange, yet familiar pattern. In this spellbinding story, a beautiful young witch named Antigone finds herself constantly vilified by religious bigotry, superstition and ignorance that feed off 17th-century witch paranoia. One day a mysterious parcel arrives. It is a powerful and magical gift from the past, one that keeps cropping up at unexpected moments with strange outcomes. Antigone's story is one of being discriminated against, and of being sexually abused and tortured, but the day comes when Antigone the victim becomes Antigone the ruthless assassin. In her deadly wake, she leaves communities cringing, the authorities baffled, and the mental health system in chaos. Amid the murder, mayhem and madness, Antigone must also battle her own demons of mental illness and a deeply scarred childhood. From Mount Olympus in ancient Greece to Mount Wellington in 20th-century Tasmania, and places in-between, Arachne's Daughter is a journey fraught with madness, danger, death and sacrifice. About the Author: Dannii Lane was one of thirty-five alternate personalities (alters) in a multiple personality system (MPD). Dannii was also a witch. Inspiration for the book came from a love of Greek history and myths, and a background of child abuse and mental illness. When not writing, Dannii worked tirelessly advocating for mental health reform. Sadly, due to spontaneous integration, Dannii did not survive to see her novel published. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/DanniiLane
 

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Contents

IntroductionAthenas Curse
1
1The Ascendency
5
2The Margotines
16
3Rats Cats and Swine
40
4A Mind in Many Pieces
55
5Arachnes Daughter
76
6Heras Curse
90
7Antigones Demons
105
10One Night the Moon
170
11The Howling
196
12Inquisition
209
13The Cailleachs Eye
218
EpilogueWhos Paying the Ferryman?
241
AfterwordThe Legend of Nephila
245
Glossary
248
Location Maps
276

8The Feast of Eleusis
130
9Mors Janua Vitae
150

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