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The Immortal Game

  • The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild & A.C. Harvey
  • Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
  • Publishing Date: May 25, 2021

Synopsis:

Content Warning: Emotional abuse, battle scenes, up-close death

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.

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Thank you to the authors and TBR and beyond book tour for providing me with an e-arc of The Immortal Game. Today I bring to y’all a bookish playlist and favorite quotes from the book!

Review

Being a hero is about fighting for something bigger than yourself, despite the obstacles, despite the fear.

– The Immortal Game

I love to read books that are based on any mythology, really, and Greek Mythology is one of my most favorite plot base. So I was naturally hyped up for this book and boy was I not disappointed. In this book, not all gods are immortal and to become immortal they need to prove their strength and worth through immortality trial – where spoiler! – they can possibly die. Also, if they fail the test, they have to wait 10 more years to take the test again and Galene isn’t here to fail.

I am the daughter of Poseidon, God of Seas.

I will save my friends. I will clear my name.

I will tame the sea.

– The Immortal Game

I really liked the setting of the plot and how determined and self-confident Galene comes out as – of course part of the reason is she is a goddess who’s on the path of being granted immortality but let’s keep that aside for once. I loved she was time and again ready to prove herself and her worth no matter what. Oh and did I mention that Galene is a daughter of Poseidon? I gotta say Poseidon’s children are pretty cool lol but I really loved how the novel switched between POVs, giving us glimpse to really different personalities who with time grew to be really endearing.

The fact that this book is a standalone came as a surprise but at the same time quite satisfying for me because, well, it sucks to wait for next novel when they are publishing. And while I wanted to read more about the characters I liked how the story overall wrapped up. Apart from Galene we have three other POVs – Iyana, daughter of Zeus; Kostas – Son of Hermes and Braxtos – Son of Apollo. Iyana was amazing, brave and at the same time quite gentle. Kostas kept me hooked as I was trying to figure him out and the games he played. The most intriguing and lovable thing about this book is how despite such moving and happening plot, there was amazing character development and character indulgence that I loved to read about. At one point I felt very attached with this group and they honestly felt like I knew them through and through. And it has literally everything – monsters, games and greek mythology which is stunning.

No one could doubt she had the avyssos now. Instead of fear, confidence bloomed in her chest.

– The Immortal Game

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Author Info

  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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Giveaway

One winner will receive a finished copy of The Immortal Game. The giveaway starts on May 31st and ends June 7th .

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