- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted June 29, 2013
Hekate is kind of a weird goddess, and this is a weird book. It
Hekate is kind of a weird goddess, and this is a weird book. It tells her story, but it is also kind a prequel to Bull God and a complement to Enchanted Fire, as well as the end to the series. It's hard to tell, since I read all those first, and you can't unring a bell, but I THINK it does work as a stand-alone even if you haven't read the others.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Hekate is from Ka'anan, far to the east of Olympus, and while she has a Gift - she's a shapeshifter, with three favorite human forms: grown woman, maiden, and crone, she can also become an animal (so she says; she never demonstrates in the book). More powerful than this, however, is her ability to understand, reshape, and modify magical spells.
Unfortunately, her evil father is even more powerful. She flees him, having befriended Dionysos along the way, and picked up Kabeiros, and shapeshifter now permanently trapped in the body of a dog, EXCEPT when he is the caves of the dead.
She wants to become an Olympian, so that she can live in a place where her abilities are accepted, not feared, but in the end, must return to Ka'anan and destroy her father, before he becomes even more powerful than he has ever been.
I enjoyed it, and it wrapped up all the loose ends cleanly, but... It was nice to get a peek at Artemis, and Zeus but I would have liked to have seen a book for each Olympic god or goddess, especially Apollo and Athena.