Thursday, June 13, 2013
The Gatekeepers Sons by Eva Pohler
Publisher: Green Press
Softcover (380 pages)
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Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos, the god of sleep, and Thanatos, the god of death. She thinks she's manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world. Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese's heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her. The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for the purpose of review. The review is my honest opinion and I was not paid for this service.
I don't normally read mythology or fantasy books, but this book was definitely interesting. It made me think about the story of Hercules that we had to read in school many years ago. Ms. Pohler did a wonderful job of drawing you (the reader) into the story. The Gatekeeper's Sons is an unusual love story between a young human girl, Therese and the god Thanatos. The author's vast knowledge of Greek mythology is very evident in her story. She not only tells a unique story, but one that is captivating. Just when I thought that I would be putting the book down for the day, I would get sucked back in and continue reading wanting to know what was going to happen next. Her characters seemed so real at times, that I would find myself rooting for some and booing others. I like how Ms. Pohler drew you into the story from page one and keeps your attention until the very end.
I recommend this book for those who enjoy reading mythology and fantasy books. This is one that you will definitely enjoy.
I give this book a 4 stars out of a total of 5.