Publication: Bold Stroke Books
Cressida travels to the underworld to find her aunt. The gods and monsters of ancient Greek mythology are living, breathing entities, something Cressida didn't expect and is amazed as well as terrified to discover. Used by the handsome Adonis and betrayed by Medusa, Cressida soon realizes being in the underworld is no different than being among the living. The heart still feels and love can bloom, even in the world of Myth.
I found this book both a delight and informative. A love story and something more. What if mythology is not myth? The author touches upon the subject briefly. How the gods and goddess's faded due to the loss of their followers who turned towards either Christianity or no belief. What makes one story a myth, another the written word? This is a question I have reflected upon my entire life. A sheer delight to see it touched upon here.
The characters are well developed and their wit will elicit more than a few chuckles. A joy to read.
Check out other work by Barbara:
The Pyramid Waltz
A Kingdom Lost
For Want of A Fiend
The Fiend Queen
Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory
Paladins of The Stormlord
***I wish to thank Netgalley and Bold Stroke Books for providing an ARC for my honest review.***