Book Review: Court of the Phantom Queen by Liz Meldon


COURT OF THE PHANTOM QUEEN

Lovers and Liars: Immortal Wars, #1



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Genre: Fantasy (Romance)
Heat Level: 1/5
Rating: M
$2.99 99¢ Release Day Sale




For centuries, the house of Zeus has reigned over some of the world's largest, most powerful civilizations. First with the Greeks, next with the Romans and their conquered foes. Fueled by their worship, the old Hellenic gods remained unchallenged and supreme for centuries. Now, in the fourth century of the new world order, goddess Athena has discovered a growing enemy: the fanatical Cult of One.


As sanctions arise for pagan worshipers across the Roman empire, Athena decides to unite all the godly pantheons of the human world. Her vision: a council of rational, reasonable representatives from each house to come together and combat their common enemy.


But with arrogant gods and goddesses, both in her house and beyond, that's easier said than done.


Athena refuses to be beaten, however, and vows to bring her vision to life. The first step is to visit each house and plead her case. With a motley crew of world-wise companions, she begins in the western isles, where she stumbles upon a god who once set her heart aflame in the court of Dagda and his mistress Morrigan, the Phantom Queen.


Unfortunately for Athena, not all gods are interested in playing nice with others.

Court of the Phantom Queen is a fantasy romance novella. It is both a standalone and a part of the overall story of the Lovers and Liars: Immortal Wars series.

Review

SPOILER-FREE

I always enjoy Liz's creativity and the way she writes stories, it always sucks me in. I love how Liz weaves worlds so I have no problem diving right into the story. Athena is a fun and interesting character, much different from Aphrodite in her other series. The author stays true to how the goddess is described according to history but I kind of wish we knew more about her. Quirks and other little things that history wouldn't describe and make this Athena a little more unique or personable to the reader.

Cover Reveal: The Elysian Prophecy by Vivien Reis + Giveaway



The Elysian Prophecy

By Vivien Reis

Release date: Spring 2017 (date TBA)

Synopsis:

A mysterious island. An ancient evil. A society determined to gain power.

Fifteen-year-old Abigail Cole and seventeen-year-old Benjamin Cole never thought one day could alter their lives forever. After a violent attack leaves their father in the hospital and their mother goes missing, both discover there’s more to their family history than mental illness.

But when Abi is abducted, she learns the attack wasn’t random. Thrust into an exotic and beautiful world part of a multi-millennial feud, Abi must decide who to trust in a society built on secrets. Enlisting the help of a boy connected to her in impossible ways, Abi uncovers a family secret stretching generations--a secret her abductors have also discovered.

With Abi gone, Ben tries his best to search for both his sister and his mother, but his hold on reality is fading. Something dark has latched onto him. Violent hallucinations and paranoia force him to believe he’s next in line for the family curse.

Set in a world of magic and fatal powers, failure can result in unthinkable damage. With the clock ticking, Abi and Ben must decide what’s right in time to save themselves and those they love.

When darkness is coming, who do you trust?


Sounds awesome right? Magic? Powers? Multi-millennial feud? I'm sold! I'm excited to read more! I've been watching Vivien's Youtube channel and she gives some great writing advice! Particularly if you're interested in self-publishing which is something I've been looking into for the future. 

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