Central Avenue Publishing is proud to present Immortal’s Spring, the final book in a trilogy by Seattle author Molly Ringle. Fans have been enchanted by this saga of Persephone and Hades, whose ancient love affair is reawakened in the memories of two modern-day youths.
For millennia, myths worldwide have inspired and fascinated humanity. Greek mythology in particular remains wildly popular in fantasy fiction today, thanks to its colorful range of archetypal characters to learn from, and adventures to enjoy. Molly Ringle's trilogy of novels, beginning with Persephone's Orchard, now joins this tradition. Retelling the myth of Persephone and Hades as a love story brimming with magic, it spans both the modern day and Bronze Age Greece, presenting the myths in fresh new ways.
“The series has received a significant amount of positive response from readers and reviewers around the world,” says Michelle Halket, Publisher for Central Avenue Publishing. “Molly has woven an intricate and detailed world where ancient gods are reborn in current day students and sets a story of true love and good-against-evil amongst the magnificent backdrop of the Pacific Northwest.”
Immortal’s Spring was released on June 1, 2016.
Molly Ringle has been writing fiction for over twenty years. She became fascinated with the colorful weirdness of the Greek myths as a kid, and after writing several other novels of love and the paranormal, she finally wrote the Persephone-and-Hades story that had been evolving in her head all those years. It turned into a trilogy, much to her surprise.
Ringle is also the author of several other novels, including the award-winning The Ghost Downstairs. She is best known for winning the 2010 grand prize in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a tongue-in-cheek challenge in which entrants are invited to compose a deliberately bad opening sentence for a novel. The contest is named for English novelist Edward George Bulwer- Lytton, author of the much-quoted first line, “It was a dark and stormy night.” She has studied anthropology (University of Oregon, Clark Honors College) and linguistics (University of California, Davis). Molly lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and sons, and honestly loves the rainy climate there.
Video: Molly talks about the Chrysomelia Stories trilogy at Barnes & Noble for “Words, Writers, and West Seattle” lecture series, September 2016
Video: Molly talks about Persephone’s Orchard and the writing life for “Words, Writers, and West Seattle," September 2014
Interview: Q&A about Persephone’s Orchard at Reading Lark, July 2013