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How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she’s haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they’re destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.
Hi Helen, Hey Lucas, I’m so glad you had time to come over here
and answer some questions!
Lucas: Thanks for asking us.
Helen, can you describe how it was for you when you saw Lucas for the first time?
Helen: Um, well. I sort of kind of… tried to strangle him?
Lucas: She tried. Helen’s not too good at fighting, though.
Helen: Not good at all. (Helen groans and Lucas smiles at her.)
Lucas, how did you feel when you first saw Helen?
Lucas: I’d rather not talk about that. (He says with a definite shake of his head, the memory obviously unpleasant for him.) I can tell you what I thought about Helen when I first saw her, though.
Helen: (turning to him, intrigued) What did you think about me?
Lucas: I thought you’d be shorter. My sister warned me that you and I would probably meet eventually, I just wasn’t expecting you to be so damn tall.
Did you realize that Helen had absolutely no clue who and what she is?
Lucas: Not really. Not at first. I knew something was off, but I didn’t know just how in the dark Helen was about her heritage until later.
Helen: Pitch dark! (She interjects, agreeing.) Like a mushroom.
Lucas: I like mushrooms– they’re cute. And delicious. (He says under his breath. They catch each other’s eyes, tentative smiles tugging on their lips.)
Would you maybe describe why Helen is so special?
Lucas: Helen’s special? I hadn’t noticed. (She pinches him) Ow! Such a brute.
Helen: Uh-huh. Keep talking. (She warns him playfully)
Lucas: (Turning from Helen and getting back to answering the question) You know what? I think it’d be easier to talk about what isn’t special about Helen.
Okay. Tell me what isn’t special about Helen—apart from the fact that she can’t fight.
Lucas: She’s a terrible singer. (Helen covers her face with her hands, trying to hide.) I’m not exaggerating. (He continues, mercilessly ignoring Helen’s embarrassment.) She’s got to be the worst singer I’ve ever heard.
Helen: He’s right! (Helen admits, her face bright red.) I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket.
Don’t blush Helen, he’s just stating the obvious! But go ahead and tell us why Lucas isn’t so special:)
Helen: What’s not special about Lucas? (She muses to herself for a moment, starting at him, before finally deciding.) His penmanship.
Lucas: Really? I didn’t think it was that bad.
Helen: You’re penmanship is practically illegible! It’s like a five-year-old’s!
Lucas: And that’s all that’s wrong with me? (He teases.) Just my penmanship?
Helen: Yeah, that’s pretty much it. (They stare at each other for a long moment, their smiles a growing sad.) The rest of you is sort of perfect.
Lucas you are living with a really big family, how is it to be surrounded always by so many people?
Lucas: Noisy. And, since there are so many athletic boys all fight training together, a little sweaty. Especially Hector.
Helen: He’s got to be the sweatiest dude I’ve ever seen. (Helen agrees, wrinkling her nose like she can smell Hector from here.) Every time we train I worry he’s going to drown me.
Isn’t it even harder to hide that you all are so “special” with all of you being together?
Lucas: I guess so, but that’s not what’s really important to us. We’re a family. We stick together no matter what.
Helen you just grew up with your Dad, did you wish you had a bigger family, maybe some siblings?
Helen: (Looking longing at Lucas, her voice barely above a whisper.) I have more family than I can handle, actually.
Thanks so much guys, it was a real pleasure having you here.
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