Winter of the Gods in more than one way

winterofthegodsIt’s winter for the gods in more ways than one in the second book of the Olympus Bound trilogy. Literally, it’s winter. It’s Christmas season in modern-day New York City. And, things are looking bad for the Greek gods who have taken refuge there. Someone is out there sacrificing gods in what appears to be the manner of a cult. Selene and Theo are once again sucked into the investigation.

And what’s worse, perhaps, is that Selene suspects that it is one of her family members who is doing the sacrificing in order to regain power. Who can she trust?

Two of Theo’s close friends get involved in the research for the case. They turn up a lot of information. And a lot of it is given to the reader. For me, there was just so much information at one point that it slowed down the pace of the book. The rest of it was pretty action packed.

The mystery itself is well done. It’s hard to figure out who is responsible for the deaths.

The characters of Selene and Theo were well done. The problems portrayed in their relationship are logical outgrowths of one being immortal-ish and the other one being pure human. And, I liked the addition of Hephaestus as more than a minor character.

Overall, it was a good book. I gave it 3.5 stars. I liked it, but I had trouble with the amount of information at that one point in the book even though it was obviously well-researched information. There was just so much of it. I would recommend this book for people who enjoy Urban Fantasy and fictional accounts of the Greek gods. I am looking forward to the final book in the trilogy. I want to see what will happen next for Theo, Selene, and the rest of the Olympian pantheon.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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  1. So… an overload of information that got in the way of the storytelling? It really does have to swing along – especially when you have the likes of Rick Riordan doing such a smooth job in the same genre…

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