Title: The Immortal Game
Author: Talia Rothschild
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Synopsis: An exiled goddess goes on a quest to clear her name and save Mount Olympus in Talia Rothschild & A. C. Harvey’s action-packed young adult debut, The Immortal Game!
Galene, daughter of Poseidon, desperately wants to earn her place among the gods. But when a violent attack leaves Mount Olympus in chaos and ruins, she is accused of the crime. Banished from Olympus, Galene sets out to prove her innocence and discovers a more deadly plot—one that threatens even the oldest of Immortals.
Fortunately, she has allies who willingly join her in exile:
A lifelong friend who commands the wind.
A defiant warrior with deadly skill.
A fire-wielder with a hero’s heart.
A mastermind who plays life like a game.
All-out war is knocking at the gates. Galene and her friends are the only ones who can tip the scales toward justice, but their choices could save Olympus from total annihilation, or be the doom of them all.
I am the daughter of Poseidon, God of Seas.
I will save my friends. I will clear my name.
I will tame the sea.
This story was very enjoyable and tons of fun! I am a big fan of mythology-based books and books about loyalty, friendship, adventure, standing up for unjustly accused and finding your own way in the world. Add not one but two strong female leads to the mix and you’ve got me sold!
The main characters Galene, daughter of Poseidon, Iyana, daughter of Zeus, Demetri, son of Ares, and Braxtus are so-called unnamed gods, because they still have to take a special test to earn their immortality and future veneration from humans. There is also Kostas, an adorable character, who has already passed his Trial and has earned his name of the God of Games.
Galene, daughter of Poseidon, desperately wants to win her immortality and take her place among the gods. But when Olympus is attacked from the inside, she is wrongly accused and exiled. Banished from her home, Galene sets out to earn her way back. Thankfully, she’s not on her own. Four other allies join her in her quest to earn her way home and save Olympus.
The characters themselves were excitingly unique and compelling. Although Galene was the main character, the others weren’t left out of the spotlight! I admired Galene’s courage, Kostas’s wits, Braxtos’s passion, and Iyana’s quiet strength. I also loved that there was a character who couldn’t fight but was able to win with his intellect and “brains” rather than relying on strength! This isn’t usually the case with high fantasy so I was thrilled to have a character I could relate to!
This action-packed story is a well-written YA novel that won’t disappoint. The Immortal Game is perfect for fans Percy Jackson and for those looking for a new twist on Greek mythology.
About the Authors
Talia Rothschild, Italian American, is passionate about stories in many forms—music, dance, photography, film and, of course, great novels. She believes in thick hot chocolate and creamer in your tea. When she’s not happily writing, she’s mothering the sweetest baby girl and making memories with her husband.
Ashleigh Harvey is teaching high school physics and bringing her writing dreams to life. English-born and world-traveled, she loves filling her life with new adventures, such as visiting a new country or exploring the Wild West with her husband. She also finds escape in movies, music, literature, and yearly comic conventions.
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