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.
Content Warning: Emotional abuse, battle scenes, up-close death
Greetings wanderers! My first blog post for June is a review for the anticipated young adult fantasy release: The Immortal Game! Are you as excited as I am?
Read more for my review and don’t forget to enter the giveaway (US only). Hope you enjoy it!
The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild & A.C. Harvey
Young Adult Fantasy
Published on May 25, 2021
I hardly turn down any Greek myth-inspired story so when I got the chance to participate in The Immortal Game blog tour, I took it without a doubt. Turns out, it was one of the best decisions I made last month. The Immortal Game was a rich, compelling, and exciting read with twists that would leave you wanting more.
We are introduced by Galene, Poseidon’s daughter, through a Trial against mythical monsters. Every Gods and Goddesses went through this Trial if they want to be immortal. I liked how the story picked up fast because before we know it, Galene was accused of a deadly attack and banished from her home, Mount Olympus. In the journey to prove her Innocence, she was joined by four others. Despite their differences, their banter and teamwork made me eager to see what will happen next!
Let me introduce you to the group of outcasts that had me rooting for them from the start. We had Galene daughter of Poseidon who was daring and confident, Iyana daughter of Zeus (my favorite!) who was brave and gentle, Kostas son of Hermes who intrigued me with his little games, strong-willed Braxtus son of Apollo, and charming Demitri son of Ares.
What I love about a story with a group of characters who went through a lot together is the growth, not just as an individual but as a whole. This gang is no different, started as nobody with different goals then they came together as one. They supported each other so they could overcome their fears, terrifying monsters, and so much more. I loved their banter, the arguments they had, the thrilling and heart-pounding experiences. Before I know it, they had my heart because their friendship was simply precious.
Overall, The Immortal Game was an epic, spectacular YA fantasy. The richly imagined world combined with interesting characters, fantastic plot, mythical monsters, and earth-shattering plot twists made me feel like I was watching it all played out in my mind. If you love Greek mythology and currently looking for a great standalone fantasy, I recommend you to check this one out!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Talia Rothschild, Italian American, is passionate about stories in many forms—music, dance, photography, film and, of course, great novels. She believes in thick hot chocolate and creamer in your tea. When she’s not happily writing, she’s mothering the sweetest baby girl and making memories with her husband.
Ashleigh Harvey is teaching high school physics and bringing her writing dreams to life. English-born and world-traveled, she loves filling her life with new adventures, such as visiting a new country or exploring the Wild West with her husband. She also finds escape in movies, music, literature, and yearly comic conventions
GIVEAWAY (US only)
One winner will receive:
a finished copy of The Immortal Game
The giveaway starts on May 31st and ends June 7th