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Syrena has a chance to make a difference, and so long as there’s a chance, she has to try.

Five hundred years after the Greek gods destroyed the modern world, Syrena, Daughter of Poseidon, lives under the gods’ tyrannical rule. However, a centuries-old prophecy says a war will be waged on them. And if that means there’s a possibility to help those the Olympians have hurt, a possibility to change things for the better, Syrena will do anything to bring this prediction to life.

Even if it means losing everything she loves.

Gods. Monsters. Magic. The War on the Gods series is perfect for fans of Greek mythology who want a new twist on the old tales.

This short story serves as a prequel to War on the Gods and can be read whether you’ve started the series or not!

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"A pleasure for any fan of the YA Fantasy genre"

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Syrena, the demigod daughter of Poseidon, is making a terrible choice. Five hundred years ago, the gods of Olympus struck down the world leaving humanity at their mercy of their tyranny. But their tyranny also came at the price of Syrena's sister, Pearl, who was killed on a mission for Zeus. She cannot forgive the gods and the static world they have created. Her desire to change this drives her to enact the Dreaded Prophecy, that would bring down the gods. They would do anything to prevent this and Syrena's actions will set her directly against them. Forced to leave behind her best friends Karter and Spencer, themselves demigods, she runs away with the only other demigod she can trust, Diana. But as they run for their lives, the encounter the goddess Hecate, who shows Syrena what will happen given the choices she can make. Return to Olympus and live out her days in quiet peacefulness, or die in the course of trying to enact the prophecy: the choice is hers.

This is a short novel based on the Greek Myths, keeping them as the capricious and cruel beings that they sometimes have been depicted as. As the prequel to the series, this sets up a lot of background and characters while giving a taste of the actions the characters will encounter. The writing also does an excellent job of characterising the protagonists, giving them reason behind their actions as well as the price they will have to pay for their rebellion. Painting the stakes like this and showing the alternative that they turn from enhances the story and certainly sets the scene for the main stories. The descriptions help to bring the world to life and show the close friendships that are to be broken even in the gilded world they reside in. I didn't notice any issues with spelling or grammar and the book is well formatted and a pleasure to read.

Overall, this should please any fan of the YA Fantasy genre, especially if they have enjoyed stories like the Percy Jackson series.

Rating: 4



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