The Oracle of Delphi

By Elyse DeBarre

       Courtesy of Freepik, 2023

This historical novel takes place in sixth century BC Greece and Persia during the time of Cyrus the Great, the king of Persia. It involves mystery and espionage. It is based on actual events...and it has a few twists.

The Oracle was a powerful priestess of Apollo in ancient Greece. She directed the rich and influential by giving them communications from the gods. But her messages could be misinterpreted -- or were they deliberately misleading?

"Also the dragon (serpent), earthborn, in craftiness coming behind thee" (Delphi Oracle, 83 BC).

"Make your own nature, not the advice of others, your guide in life" (Delphi Oracle, 403 BC).

For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known” (Luke 12:2, KJV).

(Cover adapted and personalized from Canva and Freepik, 2024)