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Ancient Greece Comes To Canada

Caenus And The Quiver of Artemis, a novel written by an American, is now on sale at a Canadian bookstore

PRLog - Sep. 30, 2009 - WILMINGTON, N.C. -- WILMINGTON, NC- Caenus and The Quiver of Artemis, an historical novel written by Christopher S. Ledbetter of Wilmington, North Carolina is now on sale at McNally Robinson Booksellers, a Toronto, Canada – based brick-and-mortar book store.

Following a successful global online release launch in March of 2009, copies of Caenus and The Quiver of Artemis were shipped to readers in Washington, Minnesota, Alabama, Virginia, and South Carolina, as well as Canada and Greece. Ledbetter’s debut novel was also a huge hit at the Galax Book Festival in Galax, Virginia, capturing the coveted top selling single title distinction.

The international community took notice and soon Ledbetter worked out an arrangement with McNally Robinson of Toronto, Canada to carry his title.

“With everyone so focused on online sales,” Ledbetter said. “It’s nice to have the book in a physical store where consumers can put their hands on it and feel its energy.”

The international sensation is available on Amazon sites around the world. “Caenus” is offered for sale at six international Amazon sites: USA- www.amazon.com, Canada- www.amazon.ca, United Kingdom- www.amazon.co.uk, Germany- www.amazon.de, France- www.amazon.fr, and Japan- www.amazon.co.jp.

In addition to the international Amazon websites, “Caenus” is offered for sale at www.barnesandnoble.com and www.powells.com in the United States, www.alibris.co.uk and www.bookshop.blackwell.co.uk in the United Kingdom, www.buch.de and www.vorwaerts-ba.de in Germany, www.bokkilden.no in Norway, and finally www.kyknos.com in Cyprus.

About Caenus And The Quiver Of Artemis, the novel

The novel is a cross between historical fantasy and alternate history, as fictional characters inhabit real historical settings of Ancient Greece. The fantasy aspect is woven masterfully as the Gods of the Pantheon interact with mortals in real and imagined mythological locales, much as they did in The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid.

Being set in Ancient Greece, the novel has an intrinsically international appeal, and has upon its release garnered interest from fans in Greece as well as Canada, South Wales, Australia, Bulgaria and Turkey in addition to the United States. “Through extensive research, I endeavored to bring to life the real places that are featured in the novel. Someone who lives there now could definitely appreciate the work that went into it. Of course, I have thrown a bit of fantasy in there as well,” Ledbetter offered.
“After having taught middle school and high school for six years, I have a feel for what would hold the attention of the young adult audience; intense action and a good old fashioned love triangle,” Ledbetter said. “Its broad appeal, however, transcends a single demographic. Any lover of Ancient Greece and mythology will surely find the story enjoyable. It is an edge-of-your-seat, roller coaster of a story.”

Along the lines of intense action and a love triangle, “Caenus and the Quiver of Artemis” delivers both.  Prince Caenus (KEE-nuhs) of Iolkos, the title character and protagonist, sets out to prove his worth at Apollo’s Tournament in Corinth, a five-stage, grueling test of strength and endurance. There he meets two people who alter his life profoundly; Adriande, an elusive local peasant girl, and Makedon a ruthless prince from Neapolis. The hands of the gods guide Caenus and Makedon (ma-KĀ-don) toward a final showdown in the tournament, during which an unethical act is performed to secure victory. Bad blood forms between the two newly minted bitter rivals, and roils to a fevered pitch when Caenus later learns of a revelation he never could have seen coming. Caenus is unwittingly thrust into a set of events that test his faith, his mettle, and his love for Adriande, sending him to the farthest reaches of the Aegean Sea and The Underworld.

Ledbetter moved to Wilmington, North Carolina in August 2006 from Charlottesville, Virginia after a six-year teaching career in Culpeper, Virginia. With a new career as a car salesman at Bob King Volkswagen in Wilmington, Ledbetter relished his nights free of lesson planning and grading that so commonly came with teaching, and so set about indulging in a long dormant dream of writing. “Caenus” began as an idea for a short story, and blossomed into a trilogy, “Of Kings And Gods.”

For more information on the book, visit:

To contact McNally Robinson Booksellers:
Sarah Ramsey

Christopher S. Ledbetter can be reached at:

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