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A new twist on Beauty and the Beast and the Greek myth
of Lycaon the werewolf. A Bronze Age fantasy, adventure,
and romance set in Arcadia, the wild forests of the
goddess Artemis… Game of Thrones meets The Iliad…
A tormented wolf man… A mysterious girl with a terrible
Alara, a princess from a foreign land, is forced to wed the
sorcerer-king Aramon, a power-hungry warlord, who
discovers her dark secret and wants to use her to create
an invincible army. When she meets Lycaon, she must
decide if she should trust the cursed, tormented half-man
half-wolf who might be her enemy or her true mate.
Lycaon, once a great king until he was cursed by Zeus to
be a werewolf, is drawn to the mysterious princess. He is
torn between helping Alara escape and using her to gain
power over those who despise him.
Secrets abound and old enemies are reunited to battle
Aramon before his terrible plan is unleashed. Time is
running out as the dark moon approaches. Soon, Arcadia
will be overrun with an unstoppable, vicious army unless
Aramon can be defeated. To prevent his victory, the cost
is high. As Lycaon’s affection for Alara grows, it becomes
more difficult for him to decide which to save: Arcadia or
“Ms. Heckart draws the reader into the pages and
enchants them with her words.”
Karen McGill, Coffee Time Romance
Although she had been warned of Lycaon’s band of
misfits, seeing them watching her with cold eyes made
her skin crawl. “Y-you are a goat man.” She stared in
astonishment at the horns, the pointed ears, and goat
legs with hooves covered in thick brown hair. Despite
being half goat, he was the most handsome man she had
ever seen with bright, slanted blue eyes and shoulder-
length dark brown hair, some strands knotted into warrior
braids. A belted loincloth covered little, revealing a
muscular upper body.
He raised a bushy eyebrow. “I prefer satyr.”
The other odd-looking people laughed.
She opened her mouth to speak again, but the circle
parted and a man stepped forward. A hood covered his
head, so she could only see glimpses of his face—a flash
of fang-like teeth, fierce eyes, and lots of dark hair. She
shrank back from the man who looked like a mix of human
“Who in Tartarus are you, and what are you doing in my
lands?” His voice sounded like a vicious snarl.
Transfixed by his appearance, she wondered what the
rest of his face looked like beneath the hooded tunic.
Towering over her, his muscles strained against the dark
brown woolen tunic and deerskin leggings he wore.
Masculine power encircled him like a god’s nimbus, in
the proud way he carried himself, and in the way he
commanded their attention, for even his companions
stepped back and looked at him with reverence, even the
giant who barely stood taller than what glared at her now.
Alara eyed his large feet covered in laced up leather
boots, afraid he might kick her, his anger at her quite
apparent by the claw-like hands, partially covered in
fingerless leather gloves, fisted at his sides. All she
could see were his eyes, framed by heavy, dark,
forbidding eyebrows, fixated on her from within the hood.
Ice blue and emerald green rings. Fiery golden flecks.
Intense and feral. She would never forget them. He held
back his anger, but for how long? “I-I came…” His fierce
stare made her forget her speech.
Copyright Kelley Heckart 2015
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5 stars! "The plot was very good.
Detailed. But not so much so as to
be too much. It was descriptive
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5 stars! “This was an amazing story
full of twist and turns. Kelley
Heckart is an incredible author and
I found myself lost in the story
from the start.” Amazon review
“If you love Greek mythology and a
twist on a Beauty and Beast then
you will love this book. I laughed,
cried and got angry at times with
the book, but I will definitely be
reading this book again.” Reviewed
by Tiana Griffin, St. Sisters Book Review
Five Stars! Historical/fantasy is not my favorite
genre. There is too much room for anomalies and
modern jargon to slip in, but in The Wolf Queen:
Arcadia, Book Two, Ms. Heckart has done a good job
of keeping to the period, and not jarring me out of
the mind-set. I’ve even studied some mythology and
she seems to be accurate there. Finally, her pacing
and character development were great. She sucked
me in from the first page and kept me burning
through to the last. So, considering my normal
reluctance to read these books, I greatly enjoyed
The Wolf Queen. If I didn’t have a rather long “To Be
Reviewed” list, I’d grab the first book in the Arcadia
series. I’m sure I’d enjoy it.
Amazon review by Rochelle Weber, Rose & Thorns