In the realm of the dead, there are no lies.
Hope Nicholas is desperate to believe that the truth will set her free from the bindings of Apollo’s curse. But to get the truth, she must travel to the Underworld, a feat near impossible for the living. The gods there have their own agendas and, forced to forge alliances with the most unlikely allies, Hope will find that death is not the worst torment of the Underworld.
Athan Michael spent months chasing Hope, only to have her disappear once again. And when he discovers her destination, he knows the treacherous journey to the Underworld is one he cannot take alone. Forced to put aside his past with Xan and Dahlia, the three demigods embark on their own quest. But the past will not stay buried, and Athan must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to help Hope break the curse.
Told in dual points of view, Myths of Immortality is a tense, action-packed story that will leave you begging for the next installment of The Sphinx series.
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange of a honest review*
So, I thought the was the last book but apparently not…
I really love the writing in this book and one of the things I want to let you know clearly is that is amazing how this author works with mythology, how she uses it and creates this story. I love greek mythology and I have read some really great books but this has to be in my top 3 if not the best, not only this book, the whole series.
Apart from that amazing fact you have to add that is a fast read, I was totally into it the moment I startes the book though I might recommend to binge read them and if you can’t do that try to read them together.
As I have said before mythology is everywhere and that is totally fine with me. One thing that is great is that we not only see Gods, we get to see other important parts of mythology such as curses,other creatures and peronalities such as the Fates and Furies.
We continued Hope’s adventure but this time we get to the Underwold. Yep, that’s right almost everything (90% of this book, or something like that) happens in the Underworld, how cool is that? We were introduced to some characters and others though we knew them now we got things about their personality.
This book was a lot about getting answers, about Hope’s life and curse. We know where Hope’s next adventure will be but we don’t know how it will go.
It’s also important to say we had this kind-of love triangle resolved? I think so but I would like to read the next book to be sure. Xan and Athan know what they feel and I believe Hope does too and though it could have been a dragged and tiring triangle it wasn’t and I’m happy the author didn’t choose that path.
Emotions played a big role, not just for the characters but for the reader too because I feel there were some emotional moments.
In general there is something I haven’t said is why I call this an adventure? Well, there are fight scenes, politics and a quest to find the answer. It is a big adventure that has many stages and is set in different but important parts in the mythology world. Book one and two were on our world, book three in the Underworld and book four if you haven’t read this one you should and then find out.
•Hope: She has been developing her personality and learning a lot. Until now this must have been her most difficult time. She didn’t have anyone to trust and that was a challenge that didn’t end up well. But she survived and she learned. She has amazing friends by her side that as it was shown would do everything for her.
•Athan: I really like him though I wouldn’t say he is one of my ‘book boyfriends’ I really like reading him. He is a great character, very loyal and trustworthy. His future now has changed but I would like to see him being happy. This book allowed him to let go the past in someway and just see things with different light.
•Xan: He was quite appreciated in the Underworld. He is the rock of the group and I would say the leader too. Strong and intellingent with sense of humor. I really like him too.
Overall this was a great third book, lots of mythology as I like, a big adventure and some fights, we got to see the Underworld (yay!) and though the romance was not a main thing its is still there.
“I care . . .” He stopped as if considering his next words. He cleared his throat, and without any defensiveness admitted, “No. You’re right. I don’t. But that’s because people are idiots.”
Review: Curse of the Sphinx
Review: Demigods and Monsters
About the author:
Raye Wagner grew up just outside of Seattle, Washington. As the second of eight children, she was surrounded by chaos, and escaped the mayhem by reading.
Raye studied the art of medicine long before she had an interest in the Gods on Mount Olympus.
One sunny afternoon, the history of Apollo’s ancient curse and the myth of the Sphinx dropped into Raye’s consciousness. She started scribbling notes down after her sister convinced her the story was worth writing.
She writes young adult fiction for teens and adults.
Curse of the Sphinx, a YA urban mythology, is her first novel. Demigods and Monsters, the second book in the Sphinx series, will be released April 2016.