Monday, April 30, 2012

The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter

A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld...until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades' wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld. Nevertheless, she is determined to help their cause. But when it comes to dealing with immortals, Kate still has a lot to learn...

Amiee Carter's first book, The Goddess Test, took me a bit to get into, and then I was hooked. I read Goddess Interrupted by her, and it was the same situation. The Goddess Hunt was a quick short story that engaged me from the beginning.

James, (that rascal), and Kate go to Greece for her six months vacation from Henry. In this short story, we meet Lux (Pollux) and Casey (Castor) and hear their story, as the Gemini twins. I love mythology and it was here that I first heard of them. Sadly, I am a Gemini (old school - you know its crap they changed the signs) but never had I heard this story. When I finished the novel I did a search and learned more about them. Though it does portray Hades (Henry) as a jerk, I find books that inspire to do some sort or research the most worthwhile. They make me want to learn.

Kate stays true to being compassionate, especially to the ornery Lux.

James I think does it so he can sabotage his brother in Kate's eyes.

Henry makes a few brief appearances, showing his concern for Kate, showing his desire to be near her, even though he swore to give her this time. This aspect of the story helped me get through Goddess Interrupted. See my post on Wednesday to understand what I mean.

Short and sweet. Good read.


  1. Ooo... sounds like my kind of read! Thanks for this, Michelle! :D

  2. Oh there is a novella too! :D Thank you! Glad you enjoyed this one. :)