February 24, 2021

#BookReview: Wings of Fury (Wings of Fury #1) by @Emily_R_King






Synopsis: My mother told me that men would speak about the Golden Age as a time of peace and happiness for all… However, the women of our age would tell a very different story…

Cronus, God of Gods, whose inheritance is the world. Among his possessions: women, imprisoned and fated to serve. The strong-minded Althea Lambros controls her own fate and lives to honor her dying mother’s plea to protect her two sisters at all costs. Althea’s journey toward crushing the tyranny has begun. It is a destiny foretold by the Fates. And she is following their visions.

On the southern isle of Crete, hidden among mortal women who have fled the Titans, is the Boy God, son of Cronus and believed dead. He shares Althea’s destiny to vanquish the Almighty—fate willing. Because Cronus has caught wind of the plot. He’s amassing his own forces against Althea’s righteous rebellion and all those who will no longer surrender or run. There will be war. If she’s to survive to write their history, the indomitable Althea must soar higher than any god.



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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: Move over The Hundredth Queen!! I have a new fav from Emily R. King!! OMG!!!! When I started this book I didn't realize this was set before the rise of Zeus etc.  I was thinking it was about Sparta. #Facepalm to me!!  Well I soon realized that I was so wrong and dived in even harder because I am obsessed with Greek Mythology!!  

This book was SO GOOD! I loved the weave of the story that King has brought us readers. This book rides the line of high young adult and low new adult.  Which I think worked out wonderfully for the story.  If you love retellings where girl are in a world that they are not meant to be strong but are strong anyway then this is the book for you!  

I loved how Althea was so strong with her sisters and the journey she needed to partake in .  Even when the world turned itself upside down with a major twist she didn't falter. In the world of mythology this story just makes you really think about the Goddesses that I have come to love and cherish and what they went through.  I am excited to get book two of this series and chat once again with the author.  Because most of the things I wanted to talk about were all spoilers so I am dying.  

This is one more book that I need a support group for! #HelpMe! 








Review

“Sumptuous…King ably weaves Greek mythology into a cat-and-mouse spectacle. Readers will cheer for Althea as she upholds her family’s honor and fights belligerent gods with determination and confidence. This is a winner.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Sharp prose and smart characters…King (Hundredth Queen series) takes a fresh look at the Greek pantheon to create a clamor for the next book of this new series.” Library Journal

About the Author

Emily R. King is the author of the Hundredth Queen series, as well as Before the Broken Star, Into the Hourglass, and Everafter Song in the Evermore Chronicles. Born in Canada and raised in the United States, she is a shark advocate, a consumer of gummy bears, and an islander at heart, but her greatest interests are her children and three cantankerous cats. For more information, visit her at www.emilyrking.com.


From the Editor

Sometimes, the tales we know aren’t the whole story, and much depends on one’s own point of view. In bestselling author Emily R. King’s new fantasy adventure, Wings of Fury, she endeavors to set the record straight with the “real” story of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece.

Althea and her sisters were raised in the temple of Gaea after their mother’s death—a death Althea rightfully lays at the feet of Cronus, god-king of the land. Althea’s lot seems to be the same as the other women of ancient Greece: subservient to the men who rule. But when a meeting with the Fates reveals her true potential, Althea takes her (and the world’s) destiny into her own hands.

We cheer for Althea and her allies as they fight to rewrite history. And that history is richer for the voices of the underrepresented. After all, as King tells us, “A tale is told that only women know. For when the men of the Golden Age passed down their stories of victory and sacrifice, they did not think to ask the women theirs.”

- Adrienne Procaccini, Editor










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