Author: Aimee Carter
For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of
the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls back the curtain on
how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate
Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never
matched her faithfulness….
Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a
totally different deal….
Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another….
James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others; but never knew true
Henry/Hades's solitary existence had grown too wearisome to
continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope….
I received this
book via the publishers through NetGalley.
That in no way influenced my review.
Never before have,
I read a collection of novellas so beautifully intertwined. The Goddess Legacy is a collection of five
novellas centered on members of the Olympic council. It is to serve as a prequel to the Goddess
Test as well as the Goddess Interrupted.
Any book that makes you want to cry for someone who you have previously
thought of as evil is a best seller. The
re-telling of the Greek Gods stories from another perspective really does give
the reader insight into their actions.
If your heart does
not break for Hera is in book than you are made of stone. Hera, who knows that Zeus is not the man for
her, continues to fight his suit. She
only wants a true partnership in marriage and Zeus tricks her into believing
that she can have that with him. No
wonder she is bitter, for her own husband cannot give her what he promised her.
is a little more difficult to find sympathy for. The goddess of love is unable to commit to a
relationship because she loves too much and too many. Most loved of all her siblings by her father
Zeus, she often comes off as a spoiled brat.
In the end she does redeem herself, choosing stability over passion.
Persephone is a
young goddess that has been groomed all her life to love Hades. Too bad her mother forgot about passion as
well. She marries Hades thinking that
passion shall follow- when it does not she breaks his heart. She falls passionately in love with her best
friend. Only to have her own heartbroken
while spying on him. Then she does the
unthinkable, falls for a mortal willingly giving up her place as queen of the
Underworld. Her story made me resent her
even more than I already did. Although,
her story also made me love Hades even more.
Hades story is
heartbreaking as well. So many times did
he love, to have that love thrown back into his face. While he insured that those he loved were
happy, his happiness withered away. It
seemed unfair. Will he ever be
happy? When will he stop putting others
happiness before his own?
Hermes was shunned
by his own family for others actions.
Instead of wailing in self-pity for too long he found another family to
accept him. Only to have that family
ripped from his as well. He does what he
can to insure that the gods know why they are fading. Proving his loyalty to his family regardless
of the heartache they brought him.
Unbelievably amazing- will he ever have a happily-ever-after?
happily-ever-after~ Hades has given up, and tells his family that he wants to
fade. The family argues bargains with
him- a century for them to find his mate.
He allows this, with each gal that is suggested brutally ripped from his
grasp by suspicious means. When he
declares he has had enough his sister Demeter tries one more time. Will she be the one for him or will she die
as well? Will she be able to love him as
he deserves to be loved?
My Rating 4 out of
Zeus- King of the
Gods, Hera’s husband
Ares- Son of Hera,
lover to Aphrodite
Hephaestus- Son of
Hera, lamed by Zeus, lover of Aphrodite