Through Immortal Shadows Singing (Paperback)

By Mari Ness

Papaveria Press, 9781907881558, 170pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2017



Maligned for her beauty, cursed for her role in causing a war, she has rarely been given her chance to tell her tale. Now Helen of Troy's voice breaks free, offering a new vision in this epic lyrical sequence that follows her journey from Sparta to Troy, from earth to hell, and back. A stunning debut novella from Mari Ness, THROUGH IMMORTAL SHADOWS SINGING will transform your view of Helen and the Trojan War, in a soaring poem of love and war, healing and pain, hatred and triumph.

Mari Ness spent much of her life wandering the world and reading. This, naturally, trained her to do just one thing: write. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Fireside, Apex Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Uncanny, and Fantasy. She blogs regularly at, most recently with the Disney Read-Watch, a series about Disney animated films and their source material, which received a nomination for a Stabby Award. Her poetry has also been nominated for the Rhysling and Dwarf Stars Awards. She lives in central Florida.