Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: Hera, Queen of the Gods by T.D. Thomas (A Review)

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Hera, Queen of the Gods by T.D. Thomas (A Review)


The Fates are missing.

As queen of the gods, Hera has no choice: she must lead a handful of gods
to the human world to search for the missing goddesses, even though it
means temporarily giving up her divine powers and becoming mortal.

But mortality begins to change Hera in unexpected ways, and it gets much
worse after she meets Justin, a boy who defies every prejudice she once
had about mortals.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16068950-hera-queen-of-gods
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hera-Queen-Goddess-Unbound-ebook/dp/B009LA1U68
Website: http://www.td-thomas.com

My review:
A light read, this book tells a fantastical story set in a very normal context.
The inter-play between the gods and goddesses is very interesting, and draws heavily on Ancient beliefs. The relationships between mortals are realistic, but uncomplex in nature. The way the behaviour and personalities of the characters change throughout the book is intriguing and well narrated. Unfortunatly the monsters are less well-developed and can seem almost artificial against the setting that was already created before they appeared. 
Plot is the driving point behind this book, and much else is left to the imagination. Having said this, it seems natural in the context. Plus, I found it quite enjoyable to fill in emotional and descriptive passages for myself.
Overall, an enjoyable past-paced read for those who love their fantasy. Particular suited to young adults and the young at heart. 

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