|The Muse discovers her powerful relationship with mankind...|
Gail shared that "...I was reading a book called The Story of Painting, where the author connected each artist to the next and I thougtht it's like the muse is a groupie that goes from one star to the next. Then I was walking around at work and thought what would be the beginning of the muse's story?"
The first volume follows the beginnings of the Muse's relationship with mankind through several characters including Enoch and Moombi.
Lakhdunlim, King of Mari, and thus later his bride - Ariadne, a "Minoan princess from the Knossos palace on the Island of Crete." Theirs was an unhappy marriage, but lucky for her, she had an opportunity to start a new life. It came with a price, out of which she created a memorial in a form of a statue. In turn, the statue came to represent a legend of the real woman it was once inspired by, and thus a cult was born. Eventually the Muse moved on to a young potter Nashuja.
Nashuja and the Muse end up on a journey to Egypt, and we are left with a cliffhanger - the Muse thinks she might be able to get back in touch with her first artist, Enoch, because she has heard the Egyptians had special knowledge of the afterlife. But that will be another story, in Volume III. I look forward to it!