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Title:
Winter of the Gods
ISBN:
9780316306225
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
493 pages ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Includes an excerpt from "Olympus Bound" the third book in the series.
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Summary:
Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. Winter in New York: snow falls, lights twinkle, and a very disgruntled Selene DiSilva prowls the streets looking for prey. But when a dead body is discovered sprawled atop Wall Street's iconic Charging Bull statue, it's clear the NYPD can't solve the murder without help. The murder isn't just the work of another homicidal cult -- this time, someone's sacrificing the gods themselves. While raising fundamental questions about the very existence of the gods, Selene must hunt down the perpetrators, tracking a conspiracy that will test the bonds of loyalty and love. --
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Selene DiSilva, goddess of the hunt, squares off against a killer who threatens the very existence of the gods themselves in this stunning sequel to Jordanna Max Brodsky's The Immortals , "a lively re-imaging of classical mythology." (Deborah Harkness)
Winter in New York: snow falls, lights twinkle, and a very disgruntled Selene DiSilva prowls the streets, knowing that even if she doesn't look for trouble, it always finds her.

When a dead body is discovered sprawled atop Wall Street's iconic Charging Bull statue, it's up to Selene to hunt down the perpetrators. Her ancient skills make her the only one who can track a conspiracy that threatens the very existence of the gods, including Selene, who was once known as Artemis.
Olympus Bound The Immortals Winter of the Gods Olympus Bound
The Wolf in the Whale


Author Notes

Jordanna Max Brodsky hails from Virginia, where she spent four years at a science and technology high school pretending it was a theater conservatory. She holds a degree in History and Literature from Harvard University. When she's not wandering the forests of Maine, she lives in Manhattan with her husband. She often sees goddesses in Central Park and wishes she were one.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In this stellar sequel to 2016's The Immortals, former Olympian goddess Artemis, now living in New York City as Selene DiSilva, is drawn into another murder investigation. This one involves members of her own family, who are being systematically hunted and sacrificed as part of a mysterious cult's deadly agenda. Selene and her boyfriend, mortal classicist Theo Schultz, have to rally her estranged siblings, including Apollo and Hephaestus, before they all fall prey to a group capable of using the weapons of the gods. Brodsky's approach to urban fantasy is intelligent, versatile, and esoteric; she draws on mythology, religion, and archeoastronomy to construct a believably complex framework for the much-diminished gods and their world, where contradictory stories somehow fit together. New York City stands out as a character in its own right, its landmarks and quirks strengthening the narrative that twists and turns through public and private spaces. This is a satisfying adventure that remains true to the spirit of the original myths while granting them several millennia of weight, consequence, and even regret. Agent: Jennifer Joel, ICM Partners. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

In the second book of Olympus Bound, star-crossed lovers Theo and Selene take on another ancient cult that is targeting the ancient Olympians. Once heralded as the Greek goddess Artemis the Huntress, Selene now lives a quieter life in Manhattan, enjoying the company of her mortal boyfriend, Professor Theo Schulz. Through Theo's scholarly perspective, readers enjoy a fast-paced story in which the ancients including Selene, her twin Apollo, Demeter, and Cupid must outsmart and fight a rising of the ancient Roman cult of Mithras, which is intent on sacrificing each ancient Olympian to resurrect and restore Mithras to power and bring about the Final Days. But the ancient Olympians harbor a few tricks of their own, including a dedication to each other and their birthrights. This battle, a metaphor for progress versus crude brutality, illuminates timeless human depth and the deepest meanings behind sacrifice. Readers who enjoy detective fiction, ancient Greco-Roman myth, and a bit of romance will enjoy this series.--Foti, Nicole Copyright 2017 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Selene DiSilva, aka the Greek goddess -Artemis, has always thought of herself as a loner. But the events of The Immortals caused her to reach out to her Olympian siblings in order to stop a cult that sought to use the death of a god to gain immense authority. She even found a tentative romance with classics professor Theo Schultz, who helped her catch the god's killer. Unfortunately, someone spilled the secret of divine sacrifice, and Selene is furious to discover that she and her fellow deities are once again in the line of fire. Selene is forced to confront conflicted feelings about members of her extended family, as well as her growing affections for Theo. What happens to the goddess of chastity if she falls in love? VeRDICT Readers who enjoyed the first book won't be disappointed, as this time around the stakes are much higher.-MM © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.