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Tag: mythology

A Thousand Ships

The tale of the Trojan War has been told many times, the heros and gods taking the starring roles. But the women in the shadows had just as much impact of events, showed bravery beyond the battleground. It was a women’s war and A Thousand…

5 Star, Fantasy

Circe

If you love Greek mythology there’s no way you’ll be missing Madeline Miller’s Circe, which tells the story of the witch from The Odyssey. You may know her best for turning men into pigs, but this wonderful novel is much more than that. It’s her…

General Fiction, Literary

The Crane Wife

All stories begin before they start and never, ever finish. When an injured crane lands in George’s garden in the middle of the night, he is compelled to help the beautiful creature. A few days later, Kumiko walks into his shop and shows him her…

Uncategorized

A is for… Afanc

I didn’t get very far last time I started an A-Z of mythology feature here on the blog. I was far too invested in finding and reading books to go with each post. This time round, I’m going to choose some of the more obscure…

Translation

The Goddess Chronicle

This tale may be spun from my words but I speak for the goddess, the one who governs the Realm of the Dead. My words may be dyed red with anger; they may tremble in yearning after the living; but they are all, each and…

Fantasy, Young Adult

The Goddess Inheritance

The Goddess Inheritance is the final book in the Goddess Chronicles and therefore this review will contain spoilers for the previous books; The Goddess Test, The Goddess Hunt, Goddess Interrupted and The Goddess Legacy. Nine months have passed since Kate was taken hostage by Cronus,…

5 Star, Fantasy, Young Adult

The Goddess Legacy

The Goddess Legacy is a series of stories which form a prequel of sorts to The Goddess Test. They go right back to the beginning, when the Olympians defeated the Titans and run through the gods’ tales in chronological order, from Hera to Aphrodite, Persephone…

Young Adult

The Goddess Hunt

The Goddess Hunt is an ebook only novella set between The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted. If you haven’t read the first book in the series, this review may contain spoilers. Kate is off on her summer “holiday” with James, exploring the Greek islands that…