If you follow those who are lost,
you will never find your way…
Atalanta and Damien are the last descendants of the mythic figures of Medusa and Perseus. Their divine blood is not the only thing they have in common–they are mortal enemies locked in a centuries long feud. One that would have ended if not for the interference of a priestess with a vague prophecy of world-destroying events that only they can prevent.
They must set aside their hatred long enough to travel from the shores of Sicily to the island of Crete to find answers.
The tumultuous changes of the end of the 15th century darken the edges of their journey as they learn to navigate the strange juxtaposition between old oaths and new. (blurb taken from Goodreads)
Diclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
I struggled a lot with this book. While the plot sounded really interesting, the overall story bored me immensely and I even considered DNF-ing it but I decided to finish it in hopes it will improve. Well, it did not but I did skim through the second half of the book and although some things were quite intriguing, the story just didn’t deliver it for me.
What bothered me the most was the amount of unnecessary turns in the story which seemed unrealistic and forced. We meet these interesting characters but they aren’t given the chance to truly develop and so they remain flat when they could be so much more. The book was plot driven and while I don’t mind that, the plots just weren’t that interesting and didn’t capture my attention.
The battle scenes were far too long and I normaly love reading them but here I just skimmed to the end. I felt like Damien and Atalanta could’ve shared so much history but it wasn’t well described and I would’ve liked to feel the tension between them more. They were so likable and had such an interesting origin stories but then they just remained aloof and sort of there but not really present.
Calista also had a wonderful origin story but again, I grew bored of her. I’m so sorry to have disliked this book so much because I really thought it would dazzle me with Greek mythology and action. The mythology bit was delivered like a lesson and the action scenes just didn’t impress me.
I think readers who are really into Greek mythology would still like this book and it is also more suitable for those who prefer plot driven novels. But unfortunately, the story just wasn’t my cup of tea.