BOOK 3 OF THE ANCIENT GREEK MYSTERIES
Illustrated by Freya Hartas
Thrax and Nico are tasked with finding a stolen ring, a ring that has a curse on it. Its rightful owner believes that if he fails to find the ring, he will be attacked by the dreaded harpies, winged creatures with the bodies of vultures and the faces of hideous women.
The search for the ring takes Thrax and Nico to the beautiful island of Aegina where their friend Fotini is studying to become a priestess. Together with Fotini's slave girl, Gaia, they start hunting for clues, only to find themselves locking horns with the infamous pirates of `Poseidon. The pirates' captain, who is never seen without his golden mask is determined to get his hands on the ring of the harpies too. Who will get to it first, and will Thrax and Nico survive their encounter with Chabridis, the sea monster that swallows anyone who sails too close to its island home?