on 27 February 2014
I received a copy of Wrath of the Goddess, book 2 in the Goddess's Saga, in exchange for my review.
It has been a couple of years since the Goddess Maria found love with Stephen, a genetically enhanced human. Travelling around they found themselves in Loki's bar and make friends with him and his sister, Leila. When Leila is offered a job to recover some AI from a distant planet, the 4 of them set off on a journey that leads them to places they had never expected to go. The extent of Maria's powers is about to be tested, in a way that fills even her with dread.
Once again I loved this book! There was the introduction of more main characters in this one, namely Leila and Loki, which was a good addition, particularly as Maria and Stephen were pretty well introduced from the previous book. I'm hoping to see more of them, and of Ethan, in the third book, which I'm already excited to read!
There was a lot of edge of your seat action going on in Wrath of the Goddess, and several points where I was seriously concerned as to the well fair of the characters, even Maria, who theoretically can't be in that much danger ultimately!
And then there is Maria's family who are all kind of weird, well maybe not weird, but they have their own agenda for sure, and I have yet to work out what on earth that could be. On top of that there is the particularly odd relationship between Maria and Frank, and Frank's motives seem to be a bit cloudier than the others, but I guess we'll see!
As with the last book there is something in this one that makes Maria seem less God-like, and whereas before it was jealousy, in this case it was her apprehension about children. It was only a brief mention (when you got to catch up with some characters from the previous book) but it makes her much more accessible as a character, which is always a bonus!