The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild, A C Harvey

The Immortal Game

by Talia Rothschild and A. C. Harvey

An exiled goddess goes on a quest to clear her name and save Mount Olympus in Talia Rothschild & A C Harvey's action-packed young adult debut, The Immortal Game!

Galene, daughter of Poseidon, desperately wants to earn her place among the gods. But when a violent attack leaves Mount Olympus in chaos and ruins, she is accused of the crime. Banished from Olympus, Galene sets out to prove her innocence and discovers a more deadly plot―one that threatens even the oldest of Immortals.

Fortunately, she has allies who willingly join her in exile:

A lifelong friend who commands the wind.
A defiant warrior with deadly skill.
A fire-wielder with a hero’s heart.
A mastermind who plays life like a game.

All-out war is knocking at the gates. Galene and her friends are the only ones who can tip the scales toward justice, but their choices could save Olympus from total annihilation, or be the doom of them all.

Reviewed by Quirky Cat on

4 of 5 stars

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Written by Talia Rothschild and A.C. Harvey, The Immortal Game is a thrilling tale of an exiled goddess and her trials to save those who abandoned her.

Galene is the daughter of Poseidon. She's also an exile of Mount Olympus, and the only way to find her way home and earn her place among the gods is to earn their respect. A task easier said than done.

To do what she aims, she must prove who was truly behind the attack she was blamed for. She has to find the traitor among the gods and do so before they can cause more damage to the home she desperately desires to return to.

"I am the daughter of Poseidon, God of Seas.
I will save my friends. I will clear my name.
I will tame the sea."

Apparently, this month has been a month for Greek Mythology for me! Between this and Ariadne, I had a few good books on the lineup. With that in mind, I thoroughly enjoyed The Immortal Game.

This is a novel that hits on many elements that I am especially fond of when it comes to mythology. The corruption and pain that deities can bring with them. The compulsion to fit in and join them. The need to prove one's worth. It's all there and so much more.

In total, there are four perspectives in The Immortal Game – something that I had not expected. I thought that Galene would take the lead, and that would be that. Yet there are three other characters worth mentioning as well: Iyana (daughter of Zeus), Braxtos (son of Apollo), and Kostas (son of Hermes).

"Everything is a game."

Long story short, I loved all four characters, but I especially love the interactions (and romancE) that budded from their presence. It made The Immortal Game even more fun and thrilling than I had anticipated, and that in itself is pure perfection.

Thanks to Swoon Reads and #XpressoTours for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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