The house of Zeus had ruled, uncontested, over Humanity for thousands of years. Believing themselves to be all powerful, the Gods became careless. Now, the Cult of the One threatens their very existence.
Athena decides to take matters into her own hands and bring all the Godly pantheons of the World under a united front. She knows their strength is in numbers but making the Old Gods complaisant won’t be an easy task. They are arrogant, proud and power hungry still.
While Athena’s cause is noble and just, not all Gods will be willing to be her allies.
Can I just say I freaking adore mythology? I geek out so hard to myths and folklore so this story was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.
The story started a little slow which was necessary as this sets the precedent for the entire series so it didn’t bother me one bit. What actually blew away my mind was the last couple of chapters. It all went to extreme so fast I was basically panting. The imagery of the destruction was so descriptive that I got goosebumps.
I am so excited for this series. I just want to devour every word again and again and again.
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For centuries, the house of Zeus has reigned over some of the world’s largest, most powerful civilizations. First with the Greeks, next with the Romans and their conquered foes. Fueled by their worship, the old Hellenic gods remained unchallenged and supreme for centuries. Now, in the fourth century of the new world order, goddess Athena has discovered a growing enemy: the fanatical Cult of One.
As sanctions arise for pagan worshipers across the Roman empire, Athena decides to unite all the godly pantheons of the human world. Her vision: a council of rational, reasonable representatives from each house to come together and combat their common enemy.
But with arrogant gods and goddesses, both in her house and beyond, that’s easier said than done.
Athena refuses to be beaten, however, and vows to bring her vision to life. The first step is to visit each house and plead her case. With a motley crew of world-wise companions, she begins in the western isles, where she stumbles upon a god who once set her heart aflame in the court of Dagda and his mistress Morrigan, the Phantom Queen.
Unfortunately for Athena, not all gods are interested in playing nice with others.
Court of the Phantom Queen is a fantasy romance novella. It is both a standalone and a part of the overall story of the Lovers and Liars: Immortal Wars series.