Ms. Hunter takes some of the various myths surround Medea (not Medusa, with the snakes for hair) and weaves an interesting novel. Turns out it was written for young adults, but I didn't realize this until the book was over. Which just goes to show that it was never juvenile. Although I know some Greek Mythology, my knowledge of Medea was name recognition only. The author was able to create an interesting character, with flaws and strengths that kept me interested and craving to know more. I always like books that have a great story, but when it's over I have absorbed lots of knowledge without being lectured to. This book fits this bill beautifully.