I love Mythology. This mix of Greek Mythology with a Gladiator type vibe was intoxicating. A great mix of old world and new age. One aspect I really appreciated that I didn’t see coming was the awesome feminist tone set throughout. The writing on that end was quite inspired. So many highlighted passages. It’s pretty much what you’d expect from a story drenched in mythology, violence, glory, trials, alliances made and broken, tragedy, monsters in many forms, friendship, perseverance, heroes, with just a dash of romance.
The gods were pretty spot on for me. Their general aloofness, mercurial and otherworldly came shining through. Lore was a good leading lady, a solid reluctant hero. Castor, Van and even Miles had their moments too but she was clearly the star.
All in all this was a quality read but it did take me a little bit to truly get into it. It had all the right ingredients to draw me in but it really didn’t fully grab me until about halfway through.
I received an arc of this book from Hyperion/Disney Publishing via Netgalley and this is my honest review.