Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Myth's of Immortality - Raye Wagner (Review)

29412228Myth's of Immortality 
  by Raye Wagner
Release Date:
January 12th 2017

Summary from Goodreads:

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



This book follows Hope as she is continuing to try and break the curse of the Sphinx.   This is the third book in the series and I would highly recommend reading the first two before picking up this book.  I feel that you would be lost on portions of this book if you didn’t read the first two because it does pull facts from them.   Also, if you read them right in a row you will have everything fresh in your mind!! 

We jump right into the action in this book just as I expect from the author and the previous book.  Hope is already on her journey to the Underworld to speak with her mother about the curse.   Athan is still working on recovering from an injury he received at the end of book two. 

This book is told through the point of view of Hope and Athan this time and is broken up into individual chapters.  I enjoyed this approach since these two didn’t always spend all their time together in this book so it gave me a look at other stuff that was going on in the book to help make up the complete picture.   I did have some questions if the two stories where being told at the same time and it did appear that way once I got into the reading more.  In both of their stories we also get a broader view of things that have happened in the past that lead up to these events. 

Hope is still one of my favorite characters to read.  She really grew on me in the first two books and has continued in this book.  She is piecing more of the puzzle together and is also maturing in this book a lot.  She is learning all the tricks that the God’s have up their sleeves and is working on learning how to deal with those tricks.   I felt like in this book Hope had a large breakthrough and learned a lot about herself.  I cannot wait for the next book in this series to see what happens.   Also, Hope does seem to be making more enemies on her own now and not just because she is a Sphinx so I want to see how they will affect her future. 

I also enjoyed reading the Xan and Athan portion of this book.  Athan really declares his love of Hope, which we have known from previous books and he does truly want to be with her at any expense.   Athan’s main goal is to be with Hope and to break the curse.  Xan totally grew on me in this book.  He keeps his temper in check during this book and also we get another side of him.  I feel like he does really care about Hope more than we know and I want to see where that is going to go.   

My one complaint with this book was a lot of action happens towards the end of the book and some of it was a little confusing.  I had to go back and reread a few sections as I wasn’t fully understanding what was happening.  I felt like when the action really picked up I could have used some more details of who is who and what was going on.  It felt like all of the sudden there were a lot of people in one scene and a lot of action happening that it was a little hard to follow. 

I would suggest this book as a weekend read.  I LOVE this series and have a hard time putting this book down.  I just want to know what is going to happen next so for me this is a perfect weekend read!! 

I received a copy of this book from the author for the purpose of providing an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.

My Rating: 4/5

About the Author
Raye Wagner grew up in Seattle, the second of eight children, and learned to escape chaos through the pages of fiction. As a youth, she read the likes of David Eddings, Leon Uris, and Jane Austen. Inspired by a fictional character, Raye pursued a career in nursing, thinking to help the world one patient at a time.
One summer afternoon, when her then young children were playing in the pool, a plot dropped into her head, and she started writing. 
She enjoys baking, puzzles, Tae Kwon Do, and the sound of waves lapping at the sand. She lives with her husband and three children in Middle Tennessee.

Origin of the Sphinx, a novella detailing the story leading up to the creation of the mythological creature, is her first publication. It is the beginning of the Sphinx series. 

Curse of the Sphinx, the first book in the series, is completed, and set to be released in August 2015.

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  1. Heehee. I like his cheekbones. ;) *ogles shamelessly*

    I'd not heard of this book, or author! I'm so bad with rereading the previous books in the series before reading the final one - usually I forget so much content during the wait! I need to do better with that. Will there be one more book in the series? I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

    Excellent review, Kristyn. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I totally agree on those cheekbones!! It is an great cover!! I agree I never find the time to reread before so half way through I am like what am I forgetting! Yes there will be more books in the series I can't wait!! Thank you for stopping by!


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