Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.
Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory. For years she’s pushed away any thought of revenge against the man–now a god–responsible for their deaths.
Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek out her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods.
The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and, at last, a way for Lore to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore’s decision to bind her fate to Athena’s and rejoin the hunt will come at a deadly cost–and still may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.
So this one I picked it up for my book club and I was gladly surprised by this one.
The beginning was so mysterious for me actually, with so many things happening at once, a lost girl, an epic battle and the reacquaintance of a world lost to us so many eons ago.
I love Greek mythology so in that I was hooked since page one with this, loved the lots of myths and stories that converged in this one book.
One thing that I found very good of this book was that at some point after all the explanations at the beginning it was flowing so fast I was surprised how fast I came to the middle of the story, I was like what happened when did I advanced so much, but that I get as a good sign.
Favorite character on this Castor, he was so perfect and adorable, loved him with everything he came with, good or bad.
A totally page turner, it reeled me on and on with every page I turned.