Antigoddess

Antigoddess

Book - 2013
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The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess , the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood , Kendare Blake.

Old Gods never die...

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra--an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.

These days, Cassandra doesn't involve herself in the business of gods--in fact, she doesn't even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.

Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don't just flicker out.

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

The Goddess War is about to begin.

Publisher: New York :, Tom Doherty Associates,, c2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780765334466
Branch Call Number: FIC Blake
Characteristics: 352 pages

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AL_TIEGAN Feb 18, 2018

This book was everything Kendare Blake promised. When gods start to die, they really don't take it very well. Especially when they are dying in such gruesome ways as described in this book. Athena, accompanied by Hermes and Odysseus, is on a mission to find the reincarnated Cassandra of Troy because Demeter has said Cassandra will be a game changer. Determined not to die, Athena will do whatever it takes to find Cassandra before Hera, Poseidon, and Aphrodite. A lot of big names, I know, but they are beautifully written and truly are not taking death well - why would you when you are a god and eternal? Definitely gold in my book.

LoganLib_Dove Jan 23, 2015

PERFECT. AMAZING. INCREDIBLE.

OranguTang Jan 16, 2015

An okay read. I really enjoyed 'Anna dressed in blood' but this title was not as good as that series. It was also kinda graphic with the violence description which I felt was a little unnecessary and the characters were not very smart.

ChristineT_RPL Dec 11, 2014

first in a series called Goddess War
Readers are taken into a world where gods and goddesses live among us. One day the gods start to get sick, these are immortals that are finding out that they are not immortal after all. Athena and Hermes travel the world to gather allies and they meet enimies. These gods need to find the cause of their slow deaths. Then we are introduced to Cassandra and ordinary girl who does not believe in gods and myths but she just might be the key.

Cynthia_N Dec 09, 2014

I enjoyed reading this book although parts of it made me cringe. The gods are dying and are trying to find a way to save themselves. There are a few reincarnated characters as well. A good mix of past and present.

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mangocats026
Feb 08, 2014

there's been so many Greek retellings these days, and not all are written this fabulously. this had a fresh new twist and it was just so dang interesting. read it, I dare you.

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ParnassusReads
Oct 12, 2013

Kendare Blake knows how to tell a story, and a pretty good one at that. Homeric knowledge of the Greek gods is not required, but it's nice to get the few winks/nods if you have. Characters and plot are the forefront of this novel, making it fairly fast-paced and compelling. Like Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares, there's plenty of gore, but none of it felt unnecessary. She also knows how to end a book well, especially since it's part of a projected series. I'll be back not because there's a cliff-hanger ending, but because her characters are compelling, as is the world only briefly sketched in Antigoddess. Recommended.

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