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Description from author website: As Charlotte struggles to manage the difficulties she inherits along with Stirwaters Woollen Mill, she discovers a shadow world at the fringes of the familiar: Dark magic, restless spirits, a mysterious Helper. A wicked uncle, an age-old curse…. How can Charlotte prevail with such forces allied against her? In this novel inspired by “Rumpelstiltskin,” the miller’s daughter of the fairy tale comes to life as a young woman determined to save her family and her mill–whatever the cost.
This book is an old one, but my sister highly recommended the book to me when she borrowed it. With Halloween on the horizon, the book sounded like a great October read, and I love fairytale-inspired stories.
Teaser #1: “Now, I don’t believe that Shearing – for all of our country ways – is a village devoid of any sense of propriety or fashion; we are not. But our mode had certainly never tended toward embroidered waistcoats at midday or such elaborately powdered hair.”
Teaser #2: “[H]e won’t be able to help it – all things return to their beginnings.”
So far, I have not been disappointed!
Publisher’s Blurb: The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.
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.
Gotta be honest here. As I am typing up this post, I am seriously lamenting my predicament because I am not into this book at all and the publisher has sent me TWO copies. I am really wanting to DNF but with an ARC and a finished copy I sort of feel obligated to finish. Ah well. It happens, right?
Teaser 1: The past was the past. But it stretched out so far, farther than even her imagination could go. How could she catch up? It seemed impossible that she could matter to a being like that.
Teaser 2: The flask of base on the table rattled with his efforts. “Easy, Jeff. You’re going to lose something.” Cassandra reached out to steady it. Then she felt the vibration through her feet.
Stay tuned to see if I start liking this more.