My #bookreview of HERO FOR HIRE (Book One – Eno the Thracian) by C.B. Pratt

HERO FOR HIRE (Book One – Eno the Thracian) by C.B. Pratt


HERO FOR HIRE – A best-selling fantasy adventure! Alternative History has never been this much fun!

Eno the Thracian – Swift Sword, Reasonable Rates

When you live in Ancient Greece, monsters and gods are just part of the scenery…until they run amok. Then you need to hire a hero. There’s nobody better at out-witting a sphinx, charming a goddess, or swinging a sword than Eno the Thracian. Armed with a dry sense of humor, a body like living rock, and a wide experience of love, death, and olive oil, Eno is just what the philosopher ordered…if you can afford him.

In the first book of the series, a king hires Eno to rid an island of a harpy. He never expects the mission to turn into a mystery that shakes the throne of Zeus Himself. An undead army is about to arise under the banner of a witch queen which will destroy everyone and everything in its path. Eno must fight against it or join it as Hekate’s general…and lover.


This is the first book I’ve read by C.B. Pratt and I’m glad I did.  She did a wonderful job spinning a fanciful, adventurous tale.  It was refreshing to read a book without any foul language, and sex.  The book was well-written, and fit the time-frame for the story.  It’s full of references to the Greek Gods of old, and I could tell Pratt did a lot of extensive research. 

The story pulled me in from the beginning, and I loved following Eno’s character as he went from one situation into another, each one a tad worse than the first.  All he wanted was to collect enough money so he could marry a women he only caught a glimpse of.  But the God’s were against him, and the next thing he knows, he’s fighting for his life in the Underworld.  The action scenes are intense, and I found myself holding my breath, especially in the underwater battle with Eurytos.

Phandros was a fun counterpart to Eno’s personality.  All hero’s must have their sidekicks, and Phandros fit that role very well.  There were enough questions left at the end of the story to make me want to read more about Eno.  Who was his father, man or God?  And why must he go East? 

If you love a fantasy adventure with Greek Gods and mythical creatures, than you need to read this series.  I give it my 4 feathers.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Google Plus: Amazon Author Page:
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