Deity's Soulmate: Edition 2

Deity's Soulmate: Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9781545109519
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Angelina Kerner began writing as a simple hobby that then grew into a serious writing career. Kerner has experimented with different writing styles, including poetry, fantasy, romance, and crime fiction. She comes from a Russian-German-Ukrainian background, born in Novosibirsk, Russia and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Her stories and characters have been shaped by her experiences in both Russia and the United States.

Kerner has a small and devoted family, with everyone helping each other out. Her older sister, Evgeniya Gromilina, is the artist, whose illustrations bring the world of Deity's Soulmate to life. They spent hours together, transforming details in the novels into vibrant pictures.

Follow Kerner on Twitter (@KernerAngelina) for access to the latest news, updates, and to connect.

Sign the guestbook and check out the extra material at www.kernerangelina.com.

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Deity's Soulmate: Edition 2 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
DarqueDreamer More than 1 year ago
Deity’s Soulmate was such a fun, intriguing story! For being a short, quick read, it really packed a punch! I loved the uniqueness and imagination of it all. Angelina did a great job with pulling me in to the story and helping me visualize the universe and all the places Gardenia traveled. Gardenia was the goddess that befriended dragons. I loved her spunk and stubbornness! I enjoyed traveling with and her watching her learn and grow as a person and goddess. I loved watching her blossom in to woman hood and test the waters with love. I really enjoyed Angelina’s twist on mythology and creation. She took the stories of old and created gods and goddesses that were almost human. Deity’s Soulmate read like one of those exciting soap operas that you just can’t stop watching! It had fun twists, passion, and creativity. I think what I enjoyed the most was the fact that Gardenia went against everything she was forced to be and took fate in to her own hands. She tried to learn on her own terms and tried to be a good goddess, unbiased from the lies and prejudices her family fed her. And, in doing so, she befriended some incredible dragons, and found a new family. I’d rate it 3.5-4 stars and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something fun and unique to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I have read a few of the other books by this author and decided to take a chance on this one. I couldn't put it down. Written well and the story flows and does a very good job of explaining the Gods and Goddesses in the story and their relationship to each other. Also includes a very cool and different love story. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
jcresce1 More than 1 year ago
Very interesting take on Greek mythology and nice twist to make it into something new. I've read a few books by this author and she's great at making you feel like you're right there in the story. Very descriptive and interesting. Would love to read more about this
mysticbaby1991 More than 1 year ago
I was actually surprised that I enjoyed reading this story as much as I did. Gardenia has been punished by Zeus to do a 13 day creational lesson that will take her a century to complete. Instead of choosing among her family for her teachers, she chooses to seek out the first race, the dragons. By the end of this story, Gardenia has completed 4 days of her lessons. Found her soulmate, a dragon nonetheless and not everyone is happy that the universe would bless a union between enemies. Now she's got to hide out among her new mates race because the Fates have a plan brewing that puts Gardenia right in the middle of a war. I can't believe this story ended the way it did. But I can see the need, because from the looks of things, there's going to be so much going on and a new war between the Gods/Goddesses and Dragons as well as the Fates plans that it would make for a L A R G E book. I can't wait until the second one releases.
snowbunny1977 More than 1 year ago
This is a hard one to rate/review. I liked the story. I liked the tasks Gardenia needed to complete and the dragons and the Gods/Goddesses and Greek Mythology. I do think this story was kind of all over the place. Things came too easy for Garden it seemed. She was a little selfish, arrogant, and petty. She calls her family liars and greedy among other things. To give her the benefit of the doubt she grew up the same way somewhat. Yes, she is a little different but she's shown the same traits in the book. I liked her but not all that much. I did feel for her because she was singled out because she thought a little different. She's young but isn't a child but surely acted like it at times. There was an abundance of telling in this book but not necessarily showing the readers much. Garden has to get through 13 days and she's mastered a slow 4. So, obviously each book will be 4 days. These dragons' personalities took me awhile to understand and like. They grew on me though. I think I would like to read book 2 at some point.
fcheavenly More than 1 year ago
Overall rating: 4 An interesting look into the education of gods and goddesses as well as their creations. The main character, Gardenia, plays a spoiled youngster to a tee. She is exhausting but I do realize she is exactly as this author wants her to be. Having her reach out to dragons for assistance opened up many questions for me, which in turn kept me reading. This book is entertaining and can be read in an afternoon.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Gardenia is the daughter of Zeus and Athena. She has gotten herself into trouble and is challenged by Zeus to make a universe of her own. But she has to follow a guideline that will take her 100 years to complete. Once she does this she will be considered to have passed her rites of passage. But she defies her teachers and decides to learn from the dragons instead of her family. This causes great strife in her community. When she falls in love with a dragon she finds herself in deeper trouble. But the main thing she learns along the path of her quest is that there is a huge amount of things to learn. I really enjoyed this story. It is a fresh retelling of Greek mythology that has been cleaned up some. I liked the concept of creation and the dragons and the god’s interactions. Gardenia is different from the other gods and goddesses and I love her approach to her challenge. Ri and Ra were great instructors and I was excited when Gardenia started falling for Ri. This is a great story, essentially a coming of age story for a young goddess. I like how Gardenia was willing to step out of the trodden path and look for her answers in the unconventional way. I received Deity’s Soulmate from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
ReadersFavorite5 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite Deity's Soulmate is a spellbinding opening in the Goddess Training Trilogy by Angelina Kerner, an enchanting read for young adults who love mythology. Gardenia is the daughter of Athena with 100 years coursework of creating new worlds. But when she chooses to go to earth, defying the permission of Zeus, she meets a very harsh form of discipline. Zeus gives her a task that would take a century to complete, but to his great surprise, she offers to track down a race of lost dragons and to unveil the secrets they have kept for centuries. Watch a young goddess as she goes on an adventure of a lifetime, discovers the joys and perils of humanity, learns about love, while all the time having to deal with the deadly traps of the unforgiving Hera. The story is told from the point of view of the protagonist and in a compelling first person narrative voice. The references to Greek mythology and the galactic setting make the work a perfect fit for readers who love gods and goddesses, nature, and dragons. Angelina Kerner knows how to make readers navigate different exciting worlds because of her awesome characters and her captivating setting. The writing is wonderful, punctuated by powerful descriptions and great conversations. Gardenia is a character that readers will adore and they will love her care-free attitude, her love of adventure, and her courage to even develop feelings for a mortal being. The pacing is fast, and each chapter ups the conflict, featuring dramatic moments that quicken the reader’s pulse and indulges them even more. Deity's Soulmate is a great fantasy, modeled after Greek lore and mythology; a fascinating read, indeed!
ReadersFavorite4 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite A delightful opening to an epic fantasy that features gods, dragons, and compelling characters, Deity's Soulmate by Angelina Kerner is a brilliant story that will find a comfortable home with fantasy fans who adore mythology. Meet Gardenia, the daughter of Athena, a dare-devil kind of young goddess who defies Zeus and receives the discipline of the ages. It is after choosing to travel to earth without permission from Zeus that she is given an assignment that could take a century to complete. But what she does in return will surprise everyone, including Zeus. She sets out on a journey to find the mythical creatures, the dragons, who themselves are enemies of the gods. She wants to discover a secret they have kept for long. Watch as she faces insurmountable challenges thrown her way by Hera, and how she will find love with a mortal. For readers who love great settings and extraordinary characters, Deity's Soulmate will be a delightful read. It is interesting to see how Angelina Kerner weaves elements of mythology into this gripping story; her excellent prose is equally seductive. Her characters are awesome and I enjoyed Gardenia every step of the way. The plot is well-crafted with loads of surprises. The mission of the deity is not an easy one and the reader will love to watch as she grows through it, gaining courage, discovering her hidden skills, and maturing through the adventure. One has the feeling that something awful could happen any moment soon as one reads from page to page, engrossed in the exciting plot. This was a huge fantasy treat for me, a story I read in one sitting and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite Deity's Soulmate: The Goddess Training Trilogy Book 1 - 2nd Edition by Angelina Kerner is the story of a young goddess by the name of Gardenia, daughter of Athena. She spent her life as a sheltered little girl living with gods and goddesses who think a little too much of themselves. She wants something better from her life; she wants to do something else that will give her fulfillment. When a dare sends her to Earth to see the true face of humanity, she vows to make a better creation. In fact, she goes on to form an entirely new galaxy; however, she made one big mistake: she did not get the go-ahead from Zeus. And Zeus - being Zeus - gave her a lesson which will take a century for Gardenia to complete. But she is not giving up this easily; she is ready to take on her charge and create a better galaxy that will have a better mankind. So she gave Zeus her own choice; she will find the dragons who have the knowledge to help her with Zeus’s lesson. Finding the dragons is not easy, especially since dragons and gods and goddesses don’t get along. Gardenia can even lose her life. What will she do when she is faced with such a big challenge? Can she do it? I love mythology and novels such as Deity’s Soulmate always make me very happy and satisfied. I loved Gardenia, she was strong, resilient, and her determination made her get in touch with her humanity and humility. Her reaction to Ri was fantastic and very convincing; she didn’t fall head over heels for him, but she didn’t just stay back. She was curious and so was Ri. They had a chemistry that was fully explored by Angelina Kerner and that is what made this novel even more interesting. Very well-constructed, believable characters and story line.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Deity's Soulmate: Edition 2 by Angelina Kerner is Volume 1 of The Goddess Training Trilogy. Athena’s daughter, Gardenia, takes up a dare to see the worst of mankind and heads down to Earth. Not happy with what she sees and thinking that she can do so much better, she decides to reform the whole galaxy. The trouble is, she didn’t get permission from Zeus to do this and, as a punishment, she is given 100 years of coursework to complete on how to create a new world and subjects. Gardenia opts to complete the coursework by tracking down a race of dragons believed lost and, in the process, discovering ancient secrets. The last thing she needs to worry about is tracking across the universe to meet a dragon though; there are long-standing tensions between the deities and the dragons and Gardenia is at risk of attack. This doesn’t stop her and so she meets Ri, the dragon she has been seeking, the man of her dreams, or both. With Hera setting traps at every turn and the Fates plotting their own plans, what is Gardenia to do? Stay and fight or turn tail and run? Deity’s Soulmate by Angelina Kerner is a unique tale, a completely fresh look at the gods and the goddesses. It was an amusing read, a modern twist on ancient history, and the way it was written makes it all feel so real. There is plenty of description in the book to bring things to life, but not so much that the story is overwhelmed. This was an interesting read, more of a coming-of-age style of story with an ancient touch. The character development was excellent, leaving me in no doubt whatsoever who each of the characters was and what made them tick. I found the story slowed down a little in the middle, but it soon picked up again. Looking forward to reading the next one in the trilogy! Highly recommended for any reader who wants an in-depth but light look at the deities, and the addition of dragons lends it an even more mystical air.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite Deity's Soulmate by Angelina Kerner is a second edition of the first book in the young adult fantasy series known as The Goddess Training Trilogy. This is a book that would appeal most to a young adult audience made up of those who do not mind reading about some implied sexual situations and who enjoy fantasy with a female as the main character. Gardenia is the daughter of Athena and has grown up surrounded by Gods and Goddesses. Gardenia is a Goddess of creation, yet she is unsure if the fate she was born with is one she wishes to embrace or not. When one of the Fates sends her to Earth to see the bad side of humanity, instead of just hearing about the good, it sets her on a path to create her own creation before she had obtained approval from Zeus. For her folly, Zeus punished Gardenia with a 13-fold creational lesson that should take her at least a century to complete, yet her punishment might be just what Gardenia needs to discover herself and her purpose. Deity's Soulmate by Angelina Kerner was a well-written fantasy book that reminded me a bit of The Lightning Thief except that instead of half-blood main characters, the characters were instead Gods, Goddesses, and dragons. The addition of dragons as a race that was on par with the deities and Fates was an interesting twist that allowed the plot to deviate from other fantasy books. I personally loved how there were illustrations scattered throughout the book and that they were all done in the same artistic style as the cover. Gardenia was a character so very different from all of the other deities that I could not help but love her. I felt awful for her when she visited Earth and was chased by a man who wanted to rape and kill her; her fear was so realistic that in her terror she forgot at first that she could will herself away. That was the moment when I formed an emotional connection to the character that gave me a drive to find out what would happen to her.
TheHungryMonster More than 1 year ago
Move over, Homer. These aren’t your gods and goddesses anymore. Angelina Kerner puts a whole new spin on the pantheon of Greek and Roman gods in her book Deity’s Soulmate. Our usual suspects are there: Athena, Zeus, Hera, Hermes, Hades and others. We’re introduced to a new structure of the world thanks to the first person perspective of a young goddess, Gardenia. At first, we’re not sure who she is as she leads us through the universes to the Milky Way Galaxy. She comes across humanity in their bloody splendor immediately. This shatters what she has been taught about humans. Not all is what she has been told. It’s time for Gardenia to learn the real way of the world. She has a place in her family’s pantheon, but will she be twisted around the thread of a Fate first? This entertaining story about gods, goddesses, dragons and the creation of worlds is the first installment in what is sure to be an amazing trilogy. While most of us have perceptions about the gods and goddesses from ancient Greece and Rome, seeing Hera in a black suit with white stilettos is definitely an interesting image. Kerner builds her world in a fascinating way. Yes, there have been more ‘modern’ interpretations of such heavenly beings before, but the way Kerner does it makes the reader feel like this is how they have always been. Her description on the creation of galaxies and worlds, giving each god and goddess an entire mini universe to be responsible for is an interesting take on the creation myth. She does not deny the science of a world being born yet the way she peppers that in with the mystical ability of the gods and goddesses seems natural. This book is more than just what the gods and goddesses get up to in their spare time. Gardenia is a very new, very young goddess. She is scorned by the majority of her family and she strives to show them she is not someone to be taunted. However in the beginning she is just that: young. Barely alive for eighteen years, which is less than a wink for immortal beings; she is taken advantage of and manipulated by the Fates. Even on the brink of death she does not give in. She is a strong, fiercely independent young lady. She realizes she’s been dealt a bad hand at life and is determined to make more out of it than anyone expects. To this end, she journeys. She travels across galaxies in her search for teachers older than her family: dragons. These mystical beings that hold the power of creation yet can’t be bothered with using it. A coming of age story is wrapped up inside a mystical journey. Not only is Gardenia searching for herself, she is striving to rise above the path that has been laid out for her. The eternal question on whether or not someone can change their ‘fate’ is addressed in this delightful read. Deity’s Soulmate by Angelina Kerner sports beautiful illustrations and a fantastic story to match. Will Gardenia change her future? Or will she be a pawn of the Fates? Only time will tell.