4 out of 5 (very good)
This is a fast-paced and intriguing novel, filled with myths and legends of Greek history. It did take me a couple of chapters to get into it, as there is simply so much going on. You are immediately thrown into the action as Hermes escorts some souls to Charon's river. He has his son, Athan, with him who will become one of the main characters of this story.
I am not sure if there is a prequel novella to this, although this one is classed as the first book in the series, I still felt as though I had dropped in partway through. I think I understand the details of the curse, but I have absolutely no idea about WHY they were cursed (although I could take a guess).
One thing that did confuse me is whether or not Demigods, Monsters etc are 'real' in this world. Quite a few people curse "by the gods", and also Hope is asked on more than one occasion if she is a demigod. Everyone seems to know about 'Conservatories' too. Once I decided that everyone did indeed know about these, then the rest of the book progressed smoothly.
Building up to a cliffhanger ending, you are left wanting the second (?) book in this series immediately.
* I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. *
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