In a world where gods are mortal for 7 days, and their power can be transferred to those who kill them, 9 gods and goddesses are doomed to walk the earth while others hunt them. Lore had gotten out of that world... until 2 participants in the hunt seek her out and want her help.
Okay, this one had some reeeeally dense world building, which is appreciated but felt a bit overwhelming at first. I had to take some breaks to process all the information and go back and reread stuff to fully understand what’s happened. It’s really well done, but this is not a casual read. The details are important to the story, and there’s a lot of details.
I don’t typically enjoy books that don’t have a fairly substantial romance plot going on, but I did enjoy this one. It’s much more action based, and there’s only a very very small romance subplot, so if you’re a big romance fan, this might not be for you. I will say the romance that did happen was very well done and I enjoyed it!
The characters were really well developed and I enjoyed seeing all of the various character arcs and how they built off each other. There’s betrayal, vengeance, love and loyalty, reception, sacrifice, all the good stuff!
The action and battle scenes were REALLY well written! There was a lot of action, and it’s so easy for those to be written hastily and not well thought out. Not the case here. They were believable and realistic and I really liked them.
Holy plot twists Batman! I did not see ANY of the plot twists coming!! They were all very well done and developed so naturally. Usually plot twists are either too predictable or forced in there just for shock value. These fit the story and advanced the story without being obvious. Fantastic!!
I was definitely satisfied by the conclusion to this one. I’m not sure if it’s intended to be a series or a stand-alone, but I don’t think a sequel is needed. The character arcs were wrapped up nicely, and there weren’t really any lingering questions that didn’t get answered.
Big thank you to NetGalley and the publisher, Hyperion for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Lore releases on January 5, 2021. If you're a fan of action and Greek mythology, definitely pick this one up!
Thanks for reading!
- Captain Jess