It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book blogger hopping....
Is there a fictitious town in a book that you would love to live in? What makes it appealing?
I can't, off the top of my head, think of a fictitious town I love, but I've always been drawn to the idea of living in Tolkien's Rohan with its Anglo-Saxon-inspired culture. I'd be a shield maiden, ride horses, and stand outside mountain-top halls with the wind dramatically sweeping my hair to the side. Da da daa daa dum daa da dum.
The frost bit at my lips and stung my eyes as I vaulted onto the back of my horse Kati, heart pounding hard with the mixed fear and blood-lust that was my inheritance, and my duty as queen.
From page 56:
"You see, Hermes is such a trickster that he fully anticipated I wouldn't believe him and, on the off-chance that I did, I imagine he thought it would be a good laugh to set me after Calliope."
For the Immortal
Thousands of years
ago, in an ancient world where the gods control all and heroes fight to
have their names remembered down the ages, two extraordinary women
become entangled in one of the greatest heroic tales of all time . . .
and must face how much they are willing to risk for immortality.
to save her dying brother, Admete persuades her father, the king of
Tiryns, to let her join Hercules on one of his legendary twelve labours.
Travelling to the renowned female warrior Amazons in search of a cure,
Admete soon discovers that both Hercules and the fearsome Amazons are
not as they first seemed.
The Amazons greet the arrival of the
Greeks with mixed feelings – and none more so than Hippolyta, the
revered queen of the tribe. For Hercules and his band of fighters pose a
threat to her way of life – but also stir up painful memories that
threaten to expose her deepest secret.
As battle lines are drawn
between the Greeks and the Amazons, both women soon learn the inevitable
truth – in war, sacrifices must be made; especially if they are to
protect the ones they love most . . .