Myths of Immortality, the third installment of The Sphinx series is another fast-paced, action-packed mythology-based book by Raye Wagner.
Definitely lengthier (no complaints at all!), this book shows more emotions and introduces new characters, especially the ones we were left curious about, in the first two books. Ms. Wagner knows how to weave the web of suspense and knit the fates of Gods, Demigods, cursed immortals and pesky humans.
This book takes us with Hope (the Sphinx’s) to the underworld, how she treads the tricky path of relationships and emotional attachments. We meet her parents, a new God, Norns, a few new pieces of the jigsaw puzzle, who are still flying loose before she can fulfill her mission: Breaking the Curse of Apollo.
The feel and tone of the book remain true to its predecessors. Hope, the cursed protagonist values the mission over her feelings for Athan, a Demi-God.
As the plot unwinds, mysteries are revealed, questions are answered, and we are left hungry for more.
Regarding character development, I did not see much of a change in any. All remain the way they have started, the peril of a plot-driven-story. Xan remains valiant and warm; Athan keeps pining for the one he must not have coveted. Hope is brave and resourceful, her heart dances at any gentle treatment from anybody, Athan in the first book, Xan in the second, Thanatos in Myths of Immortality. Not sure if this is a teenage behavior, but a common theme among young adult urban fantasies. The girl’s heart sways a lot. Fortunately for Athan, memory loss, jealousy, and chain of events ensure Hope is inclined towards him the most.
I still feel the book is more middle grade than YA, but who doesn’t want a light and super fast read from time to time.
I like Hope, her stubborn focus on the mission, always knowing her priorities, compassion for those who help her, and make the best out of any situation.
Xan is fun; Athen is loyal but kind of boring, going to miss Dahlia (hopefully not for too long).
The book ends on a cliff-hanger like the previous ones. A little birdie told me that the author is working hard and super fast on the concluding book of the series, so hopefully it won’t be a long wait before we know for sure the fate of our beloved Sphinx.
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Check out my reviews of the other two books from the series:
Curse of the Sphinx
P.S. The review for the second book Demigods and Monsters were irretrievably lost. Here is the Goodreads link.
Demigods and Monsters