Myths of Immortality by Raye Wagner

Myths of immortality
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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






Myths of Immortality Book Cover




Myths of Immortality




Sphinx





Raye Wagner





Urban fantasy, mythology, traditional stories, YA romance




Self published




January 12th 2017




Kindle




388




ARC



In the realm of the dead, there are no lies.
Hope Nicholas is desperate to believe that the truth will set her free from the bindings of Apollo's curse. But to get the truth, she must travel to the Underworld, a feat near impossible for the living. The gods there have their own agendas and, forced to forge alliances with the most unlikely allies, Hope will find that death is not the worst torment of the Underworld.
Athan Michael spent months chasing Hope, only to have her disappear once again. And when he discovers her destination, he knows the treacherous journey to the Underworld is one he cannot take alone. Forced to put aside his past with Xan and Dahlia, the three demigods embark on their own quest. But the past will not stay buried, and Athan must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to help Hope break the curse.
Told in dual points of view, Myths of Immortality is a tense, action-packed story that will leave you begging for the next installment of The Sphinx series.

So what say you?