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on Fall 2013
Genres: Adult, fantasy, Mythology
Source: Blog Tour
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Caught between life and death, all Callie wants is to live again.
Homicide detective Callie Saunders knows that death isn’t all pearly gates and angels. After being hit by a bus, she finds that it's the ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology who are in charge of everything.
So when Hades offers her a deal, she accepts. If she wants to be brought back to life, she’ll have to figure out who is trying to kill his son. But if she fails, both her soul and the world will be destroyed.
With the odds mounting against her, it’ll take everything she has within her to wake up from death. But the rules are constantly changing. And someone wants her to stay dead
I’ve clearly got a thing for mythology reads. Death is But a Dream fits that bill to a “T.” It’s filled with all the greatness of Greek mythology.
Callie is a strong character that tries to keep from losing herself with the task that Hades has left her. She strives to be the best detective she can under all circumstances. I absolutely love Tisiphone. She’s such an amazing character. She seems kind of bitchy, but she really is a great friend. I also found my self loving Plutus. He tries so hard to not let what others think of him get to him, but sometimes it’s difficult not to.
Each character plays a significant role in this book. There were some things that I didn’t seem coming at all. I was surprised by the turn of events in the Underworld. There is some romance in this novel, but I didn’t think it was a huge part of it. I really enjoyed that aspect of it. There was a lot of action, and whodunnit circumstances. I liked trying to figure out who was behind the attacks. I also liked learning about some of the “lesser” gods that I didn’t know about. Now I want to learn more about them.
This is definitely for a more mature age group. While there isn’t a ton of romance, there is still some sex talk involved. I think this will be great for fans of mythology.