Book Review: Hera, Queen of Gods by: T.D. Thomas

Rating: 4/5

Publish Date: October 2, 2012

Origins: From Author for Review

Format: E-book

Order From:  Amazon

Synopsis: Hera couldn't care less what the other gods think, even when it's about her. And it often is. Frankly, Hera couldn't care less about anything, except doing her duty as queen - protecting order and defending the mortal world against any threats. But when the Fates go missing, Hera and a handful of other gods must temporarily become mortal to search the human world for the missing goddesses.

Hera finds that mortality begins to change her. It's not just the loss of her divine powers. She expected that. It's deeper somehow. It's affecting how she thinks, how she feels, what's important to her. And it gets much worse after she meets Justin, who defies every prejudice she once had
about mortals. At the worst possible time, and despite all her efforts, Hera's black-and-white world starts to unravel.

Torn between who she's becoming and who she needs to be in order to fulfill her duty, Hera must survive a horde of murderous creatures sent to exploit her new weakness. In the end, only Hera can stop a traitorous plot conceived by a secret alliance of ancient and new enemies, a plot that threatens to destroy not only the order Hera is sworn to protect, but all of existence itself.

Review: The Greek Gods have come to Earth! There are just a few small wrinkles though – they inhabit human bodies limited to only one power out of their normal arsenal and searching for the Fates who have been taken isn’t as easy without them. They find themselves blocked from the truth and attacked at every turn. Will they discover the strange alliance behind this plot and be able to stop them before they end all of existence?

I’ve loved Greek mythology ever since I was little and I was very excited to read ‘Hera, Queen of Gods’. Even if you only have a passing knowledge of the Greek gods, you’ll understand the characters. I liked the uniqueness of the plot and I felt the author gave good insights into the gods, Hera especially (obviously!). I feel Hera doesn’t have enough “good press”. She is portrayed as a harridan most of the time but she’s a woman hurt by a very complicated marriage. Now she’s in the body of a human teenage girl…

I enjoyed the non-stop action and I really got into both the story and the characters. I am looking forward to further books in the "Goddess Unbound" series!

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