Perseus is now live on Amazon’s Kindle Store and soon to B&N’s Nook Store, priced for $1.99.

Destined to murder his grandfather and take his kingdom, Perseus — the son of the god, Zeus — is cast away to die as an infant. The gods, however, have other plans. Rescued by a fisherman and raised to be a good and strong young man, he is tasked by Athena with destroying the monster Medusa. But that is only the beginning of his journey from simple boy into a hero.

This new retelling of the Perseus myth returns to the original stories of the young hero and adds an important element often missing: the politics and machinations of the Olympians who use Perseus to settle family squabbles and punish those who have offended the gods.

Here’s a sample of the first two chapters to whet your appetite.