Sunday, June 23, 2013

Short Story Sunday: The Goddess Hunt

Title: The Goddess Hunt
Author: Aimee Carter
Series: The Goddess Test, 1.5
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld...until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades' wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld. Nevertheless, she is determined to help their cause. But when it comes to dealing with immortals, Kate still has a lot to learn...

*Contains slight spoilers for The Goddess Test. Read at your own discretion* 

Like I said about The Goddess Test, I like the way this series showed the gods and goddesses from a different perspective. In The Goddess Test, they were undercover (so to speak), pretending to be Henry's servants. Once you figure out who is pretending to be who, you can see the different parts of their god(dess)-like nature show through. But in this novella, we know who they are and they're not hiding it. So we also see the mythology-like personalities as well. 

Kate has passed the test, and now it is time for her six months away from Henry. James is coming with her, and they decide to go to Greece. But James has his own plan- to check up on the Castor and Pollux, who the other gods have been trying to find for centuries. Unknown to Kate, Ava has been keeping tabs on where they are, and alerts Walter/Zeus to where Castor and Pollux are. Kate doesn't know the whole story, and being the new Queen of the Underworld, is the last person Castor and Pollux would trust.

Maybe it's because I've read a lot of mythology and just understand that that is the way the gods and goddesses are, but Kate's whole judgmental attitude of Walter and Henry being such terrible people for doing this to them irked me the entire time. Now, I am in no way saying that Walter was correct in tricking the brothers like he did, or that it is right of them to hunt them down when all they want is to be together. And I understand the Kate's whole existence really is to bring a fresh perspective, since she understands what it's like to be human. But her mere 19 years compared to their thousands upon thousands? She has no right to be so judgmental and closed-minded about the situation. Technically, Castor died. Pollux shouldn't get to see him at all, just like any other person's family when they die, and now the three of them are acting like the gods are the bad guys.

And they are as well, I get that. I do. I'm not making excuses for them. It's just...Kate, man. Ugh. She really annoys me.

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