a romantic novelette in verse

“Ah, it’s poetry and fine poetry at that. So, we can soar.”Jon Michael Miller for Readers’ Favorite

“An enchanting romance story told in poetic free verse. The author uses beautiful phrasing and imagery to convey the kind of love and compassion most seek to attain but seldom do. The blending of poetry, prose, and art at the beginning of each chapter creates a unique love story, and is reminiscent of classic poetry, but with a contemporary feel.”Indie Reader

“Ksenia Sein’s telling of the culmination of this ill-fated romance, the tragedy, and eternal loss, moved me to tears. Agape and Ares: A romantic story in verse is accurately titled and not a book that will easily be forgotten by its readers.”Sarah Stuart for Readers’ Favorite

AGAPE AND ARES is a thrilling and clever romantic story.
Agape is an attractive, mysterious young woman enjoying her holiday on the picturesque Greek island of Santorini. There she meets Ares, a handsome man with a shady past and provoking manners. Will a romance spark between them? Should it?


“When we read good poetry, it captures our soul and takes hold of our emotions. AGAPE & ARES by Ksenia Sein is a beautiful romantic story in verse, written by a very talented poet. It is a story to savor and reread. You will find yourself coming back to it over and over as life changes happen, each time gaining more wisdom, advice, and peace from the words within. This is poetry for people who like their hair to stand on end. It will touch you wherever you are in your own particular way, just the way poetry should.
It is true there are those who have little appreciation for poetry, yet the poet’s work has brought about significant societal debate and ultimate change in our world. Perhaps this is because the reader is invited to share the writer’s perspective in an emotional way that allows a perspective to be heard with something other than ears. Highly recommended.”
 —Píaras Ó Cíonnaoíth

“In this masterfully written story-in-verse, we follow the tale of Agape, a young woman on holiday on Greek islands, and Ares, a charmingly mysterious local Casanova. The bright and sunny story has a dark twist that gets you to the edge of your seat. The summery atmosphere drags the reader in, language is skillfully used to weave the light, breezy mood of exciting Mediterranean summer holidays, which is used as a backdrop for romance and excitement. I highly recommend this wonderful book and can’t wait to read more works by Ksenia Sein!” —Erna Grcič

“I fell in love with this story, and it’s so refreshing to see a story that sheds hope on humanity. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to get serenaded by its pages.” Dr. Leanna Floyd

First published: November 17, 2015 | Republished: May 2018, 2019