Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake.
Publication Date: September 10th 2013
|Antigoddess - Tor Teen|
Old Gods never die…
Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.
Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.
These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.
Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.
Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.
The Goddess War is about to begin.
Synopsis from goodreads.com
Having read Kendare Blake's Anna series, I'm more than curious about what she can do with Greek mythology. Up until now, I've only ever read about the gods occasionally fading, when no one believed in them anymore. The idea of them losing immortality and dying like mortals is new to me. It also gives the story a dark feel, which I prefer now and then. Moreover, seeing the story played out from a goddess' perspective is going to be a fascinating experience; especially when the goddess is Athena, the godess of wisdom and strategy. I also can't remember ever reading fiction about the prophetess Cassandra and I wonder how she fits into it all.
Is this dark take on Greek mythology something you would go for? Leave us a comment with your Waiting on Wednesday choice.