Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Warrior Rising

WARRIOR RISING: P.C. Cast: Berkley Sensation: Romance: 340 pgs.

The Goddesses Hera, Venus, and Athena have had it with the Trojan War, so they decide to get involved and bring the war to an end. Their main tactic: distract the legendary Achilles away from combat. Enter Kat, a modern girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Goddesses pull Kat and her best friend from their time and deposit them in the bodies of a Trojan princess and her handmaid. The godesses have no doubt that Kat will capture Achilles's attention, but it's not going to be easy for her. Achilles struggles to control a powerful rage, and is fated to die at the end of the war. But not if Kat has anything to say about it...

This definitely isn't mythology. Rather, it's a boisterous fling with lots of sass and a couple of meaningful moments thrown in for good measure. Kat and her friend, Jackie, are both irreverently funny, especially as Jackie was black in her modern-day body, but her Trojan-war substitute is white - which she is not happy about. This book is #6 in the Goddess Summoning series, but I haven't read any of the others and didn't have a problem. Readers should know this book contains adult situations (and jokes, oh so many adult jokes).


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