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Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My study of Grecian mythology occurred decades ago, so it took me a few pages to get up to scratch when I first started this novel. I kept flipping back and forth to the etymology chart at the end (identifying the former deities’ names according to their current, contemporary appellations); but really, the story went just fine without that, as the characters’ personalities, individual quirks, and talents, unfolded via the plot threads. I quite enjoyed this story, even though I had not previously read the first in the series, but now I intend to do so. Author Aimee Carter does a remarkable job of bringing the deities of classical mythology to vivid and vibrant life, treating them as real people, who of course just happen to possess both immortality and godly talents. I had no trouble whatsoever suspending disbelief and reading the story as a realistic “what-if” plot line.
For those who read “The Goddess Test,” you will remember that Kate (formerly mortal) passed the seven tests set by the gods to become the new Queen of the Underworld and marry Henry (formerly Hades). After her six months topside on Earth, Kate and James (formerly Hermes), her god traveling companion, return to the Underworld so that Kate’s coronation ceremony as Queen may take place, and she might begin her chosen task of helping judge the souls after death. Seemingly simple-but Calliope, who has always yearned for Henry, has developed an eternal grudge against Kate-and apparently not just Kate, but all of the existing gods. Now she has endeavoured to bring her father, Cronus, out of imprisonment, determined to destroy all the gods whom he had once created-and he will once again sadistically torture and destroy humanity, this time for all time to come-if the gods (and Kate) cannot halt his release and safely re-imprison him.
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