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Summary

The gods are funny...except when you piss them off. Then they suck. They really, really suck. 

Alexander Weiss discovers this tidbit when he inadvertently insults Athena, goddess of wisdom, and she casts him away on a forgotten isle filled with statues. 

Being marooned is bad enough, but the fact that the island is also the home of Euryale, elder sister to Medusa, makes the situation a touch worse. The only thing keeping Alex from being petrified is the fact that Euryale has taken a liking to the blundering mortal. For now.  

What follows next is a wild, adventurous tale filled with heroes, gods, monsters, love, and war that is nothing short of legendary.

©2018 Galen Surlak-Ramsey (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Annie Armstrong
  • 02-11-18

This book is AWESOME... MORE please!!!

Thank you so much! I absolutely loved this book, and the narration was perfect. I fell madly in love with the characters through their voices, especially Alex and his Gorgon Bride. I wasn’t expecting her to sound so sweet and him so innocent... loved it. I felt like they were both personal best friends to me and wanted to marry them both! I also loved Athena, and her sass, and thought it was brilliant that Hades sounded like a total depressive monotone type, instead of some growly demon jerk, which is how I was expecting him to sound. I really love it when narrators make creative choices, and this narrator rocked it. I could really FEEL all the characters’ personalities while listening, and it’s a huge gift when that happens, in any audiobook. There were so many cool characters in this book, and it was an incredibly fun experience hearing them with this modern twist. Exciting story, too! Great job keeping the listener totally engaged!

I’ve listened to this book twice already, because it just puts you in a great mood

My only gripe is that the sequel isn’t out yet. Can’t wait to hear it! Thank you!

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  • Gorden
  • 01-11-18

Delightfully frustrating!

Mythology reborn, alive with all the heroism, pettiness, and love we know from the epics.

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  • Cogliostro
  • 21-12-18

Main character is a dolt

Alex, our main character, gets married to a gorgon near the beginning of the book. She quickly gets captured and he plays the dolt, letting himself being drawn into every trap and trope that Greek mythology has to offer. Oh, and Aphrodite slaps Alex with his high school crush, creating an awkward love-triangle. The writing isn't particularly clever and neither is the main character. That's it. That's the entire book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-11-18

Guy's a monster girl fan

Personal issue, I didn't like the narrator. All her men sounded the same and main character sounds like a surfer dude, her women are fine though.
The story is meh, and doesn't match the summary in the least. I expected to be in love of a man that was found on the island of a gorgon and is introduced to Greek mythology through her eyes ad how she perceived the gods, i.e. the bad guys, and grows fond of her character enough that he is able to overlook her otherwordly appearance. Instead, he's matchmaker for a hideous Greek monster that is hot for some reason and marries her at the start of the book. Then the gorgon gets kidnapped and we spend the whole time with surfer dude and his childhood crush as he wanders through mythology getting his ass kicked and trying to get out of a very plot forced love triangle.
On the plus, I liked Galen's depiction of the gods where even Athena, one of the so called good Olympians, is still terrifyingly cruel and a total bitch. Given what she did to medusa, I'm glad he never made even the good gods into all around good guys.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-01-21

Not what you expect( good thing!)

Kinda expected some unique smut. What I found was a true adventure. A new Epic.

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  • Lordmuffin
  • 04-10-19

Nothing but Amazing.

This book is what officially got me hooked into audible. The story was amazing I cannot put into words how beautiful and wonderful the story was. The way the olympians were written and portrayed stayed as close to their original myths as possible and should there ever be a sequel I’d buy it in an instant. 10/10 would listen to again.

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  • Miles Johnson
  • 15-01-19

Great Mood Lifter!

Sweet, uplifting story that doesn't take itself too seriously, with a bit of the greek gods and goddesses thrown in. Narrator does a great job with all the voices. Can't recommend it enough. This is the only audio book in my entire collection I've listened to twice within the same month. If people keep putting books like this on Audible, I'm going to go broke...

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  • Ryan
  • 15-12-18

too good to stop at one

this book was so enticing, I did not want it to end. the book was rich with excitement and adventure. the story was easy to follow but abstract enough to keep you guessing what would happen next. there were chapters that had me laughing while other had me yelling in anger at what the characters were doing. I would suggest to anyone and everyone that they need to read or listen to this book.

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  • Kyle L.
  • 18-11-18

Overall, a great listen

I only have one gripe with the book, the main character is a dolt, complete moron, and I doubt he comprehends that 2 +2 = 4.

The author has him saying some of the most inane dribble that I wonder if his disembodied spirit sustained brain damage when he was crushed by the whale.

Otherwise great action, great story telling, and good story.

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  • Robert Smith
  • 18-11-18

loved it

I don't want to spoil anything but I would say that the book is a very clever adaptation of classic storytelling. I really like how the author blended did ancient mythology into a modern setting.
On one handit is a light hearted comedy the other a classic Greek tragedy .
I hope the author has more stories to tell with these characters.

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