Jordanna Max Brodsky
February 14th, 2017
Selene DiSilva has been around for a long, long time. Longer than anyone could guess.
She’s actually the goddess Artemis, and she’s been living in New York, protecting the city and it’s women from those who would do harm. She’s still got a few of her powers, but those continue to diminish over time as humanity forgets her and her Greek siblings, who are also roaming the world and living as humans.
When one of those siblings suddenly shows up dead in her city, she knows something’s up. She teams up with the siblings that are left to stop an ancient cult from wiping them all out.
This is number two in the series, but not having read the first one, I still didn’t get lost. The background is fleshed out enough that it’s easy to pick up. The premise and characters are interesting, and the gods aren’t rigidly following archetype.
The combination of old myth and a whodunnit mystery worked well, tossing a bit of fantasy into a murder mystery, and it has you easily rooting for the characters’ success. Overall, a fun read.