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Return of the Elf Lord (Kingdom of the Elf Lords Book 1) by Heidi Vanlandingham – Review by Amy Brennan

Return of the Elf LordReturn of the Elf Lord by Heidi Vanlandingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was far different from the novels I have been reading as of late, and really stole my attention away from the real world. The author brings the reader into a world where females are, in my opinion, the far stronger sex, which is always exciting, and to a dystopian world like no other. The choices made, words used to describe the characters, world, and adventure that ensues is delectable to say the least. Ultimately, everything happens for a reason, and timing is a large part of that, as you’ll soon find out.

I love a good read that includes two characters that separate, are unsure of the future, but together make for a brighter future. This novel brought me that join, along with a smile, sadness, goosebumps and the hope that this world continues on in future adventure, as I have become a huge fan of this authors work, and look forward to following Bernard, Alva, and the rest of their world for some time. Highly recommend!

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy Review by Jennifer Ramos

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautifully written retellings of some well-known Greek mythologys written through a female perspective. To read a book where females from the past can voice their thoughts, actions, and feelings evoke the other spectrum of a quieted spirit. It is such a great outlook in which the author established here. These ancient tellings tell of lives and circumstances that once was but many of its lessons and values still hold true to many in today’s modern world.

There is the Hymn of Demeter where Demeter and her daughter as their experiences and romance are depicted in this telling. Also included is the story of Odyssey as the voice of those women who loved him dearly elaborate on his many challenges in his life. Lastly, there is the Epic of Gilgamesh where moments of grieving, greed, and pridefulness allows readers to be able to reflect and learn from this story.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Shai Flores

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a retelling of 3 historical stories with a fresh twist and perspective. I loved the unique spins on classics. I had heard versions of 2 of the 3 of them, but it was still interesting to read a new version. I was drawn to read this book because I love mythology and I love when stories are retold by different character POV. I found these stories easy to read and full of adventure, independence, courage, and determination. If you enjoy a good monsters vs gods story, this book will be worth reading.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Victoria Trifu

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ancient Reflections is a wonderous take on classic Greek mythology. While most ancient Greek stories focus on the male gods and demigods and women take a back seat, Ancient Reflections is about the females who make up Olympus and the Underworld. In this trilogy we are taken through the everyday lives of some of the mighty Greek gods and goddesses. Familiar heavy hitters such as Zeus, Hades, Aphrodite, and Athena appear, and we get to know some of the others like we’ve never heard before. If you are a fan of Greek mythology, definitely check this book out!

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Kayla Octaviano

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I first read the synopsis of this book, I thought it was going to be similar to reading a history book, or a literature book. Personally, I’m not a big fan of either. But I really enjoyed reading this book! It explains everything so you can follow along, it has relatable themes and really cool stories to follow. The characters are gods, and until this book, I didn’t know gods could be relatable. Read this book if you enjoy a good story line and great in depth description.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Erica Fish

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This trilogy is intriguing. A Pomegranate and the Maiden is the story of Demeter and Persephone; Unsung Odysseys is the story of Odysseus’ return from Troy, and Gigamesh of Uruk is the story of Gilgamesh and Mesopotamian hero.

I was able to read these stories and see the similarities to the original mythology. The storytelling of Tamara Agha-Jaffar is amazing. I loved her attention to detail. The stories are seen through a woman’s view. I highly recommend these stories.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Susan Ratchford

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy
Written By: Tamara Agha-Jaffar
Review By: Susan Ratchford
5 Stars

A wonderfully written trilogy where the voices of Ancient Greeks’ most powerful women take center stage. A fresh new perspective on the mythical tales that have entertained us for centuries!
Amazing! I highly recommend this trilogy! As a lover of Greek Mythology I thought the change of perspective from male oriented to female oriented was genius and eye opening! The stories became different, even more engaging and emotionally convincing. It really made me realize how the voices of even the strongest and most known women have been diminished or even silenced over time. Tamara Agha-Jaffar also creates a really nice flow that is fast paced and makes the pages fly by without ever getting dull or drawn out. These beautiful stories have characters that are so easy to connect with who face struggles that are still so relevant today!

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Sheri Schrader

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy is a collection of three retellings of classic mythological stories.
A Pomegranate and the Maiden tells the story of Demeter and Persephone, Unsung Odysseys retells the story of Odysseus’ return from Troy, and Gilgamesh of Uruk tells the story of Gilgamesh. It is always hit and miss when authors retell the stories of old. However, the author does an excellent job of keeping the story’s integrity and changing the POV of the female characters. I enjoyed the stories and am now curious to read more from this author. I look forward to reading more soon.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the first story in this trilogy, which is based on the Hymn of Demeter, A Pomegranate and the Maiden, the lives and actions of Demeter and her daughter are explored through their eyes, through their experiences and their love.

In the second story, which is based on the Odyssey, Unsung Odysseys, told through the eyes of the women who loved him, this new perspective of his travels shows what happened between the trials he faced throughout his life.

In the third and final story based on the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh of Uruk explores pride, greed, grief and loss, as stories are recounted and lessons are shared to teach lessons everyone should know.

In this retelling of three stories from Ancient Times, stories of love, grief, challenges and the overcoming of barriers, this book shows new, feminist perspectives and how relevant the stories remain today, while showing what we can learn from the past. Will you dive into these Ancient Reflections and see what you will learn from them?

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Lyndsay withey

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Greek mythology is not typically a genre I enjoy reading, however I loved the way the author put a new take on these three stories. It was not exactly a quick read however it did keep me drawn in and engaged the entire time. I enjoyed the amount of detail put into the beginning of each section so you could truly understand who is character was if you were not familiar with the original Greek mythology. Not necessarily a book I would put on my reread list but very enjoyable.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by La Toya Lewis

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I greatly enjoyed this retelling of Greek Mythology. This book is beautifully written and gives a feminine perspective of the events of these three stories. It really helps you to understand the possibility of why some of the events took place and what these women would have been thinking. The stories are touching and it is very easy to relate to the ladies in the stories. It was heart-breaking to put yourself in some of their shoes. I highly recommend this book to everyone that may want to consider what it would have been like for the ladies of mythology.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Jana Lewis

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was truly fascinating. I am not one who has been overly excited about Greek mythology but these stories were so entertaining and enjoyable. I found The Pomegranate and the Maiden truly enjoyable, especially as a mother. I understood Persephone’s desire to get away from her mother, but I truly empathize with Demeter, as a mother that wants to protect her daughter from the ways of the world, and is unable to do it. The connections made to our life on earth were interesting and played well – including the changing of the seasons and how women are in a subservient position to men – but still fighting back in whatever ways are needed. Truly enjoyable read – highly recommended!

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Amy Brennan

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had a long road trip this weekend and hooking my kindle up to my car stereo system, I knew I was in for the trip of my life, and I wasn’t wrong. Not only did these stories have me wanting to renew my knowledge of the originals, but it had me realizing that I really do have an interest in timeless tales all over the map, and not just my favorite nursery or wives tales. This author really captured the voices of the women, and those that we weren’t overly accustomed to hearing about or from, and allowed the reader, at the very least me, to become immersed in the stories and really get my mind moving in all different directions.

New perspectives are quite important when it comes to all stories, and it brings what used to be common knowledge and interest to the surface again. I do believe that this author has a talent that not many have, what with the ability to bring these mythic tales back and has spent a long time honing what was to come off the pages, and I very much look forward to reading the stories and being able to disappear into the pages rather than hear them read to me. I especially like the way the different characters thoughts are portrayed, making it far easier to relate/connect with everyone’s feelings, and thoughts, whether they were right or wrong. I will most definitely be looking up more by this author soon, certainly worth a read, well done!

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Lauren West

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have always loved Greek Mythology and everything within it holds a special place in my heart. This trilogy was one of my favorite reads of this year. Each story was told each within a female voice and POV. A modern tale touched upon with a classic feel. As you read through and the stories come to life it transports you to back to the tales itself, and gives you that hidden glimpse. This was a wonderful read and If you love Greek Mythology then this is for you.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Kerry Carr

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this Trilogy of stories. The author does an amazing job of taking mythical stories and retelling them in a way that makes them more relatable. Each story is unique it’s it own way but it what I really loved is that the stories are seen and told from a female perspective. This really brings the stories to life as you get to feel every emotion felt. I understood the feelings of Demeter as a mother myself. I felt her need to protect her daughter and her grief at her loss. But at the same time i understood Persephone’s need to grow and make her own way.

These books are mythical story’s full of angst, gods, emotions, adventure and a insight into the relationships from a deeper point of view.
Amazingly written I was captivated with them all and I know have a new love for Greek Mythology.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this trilogy of stories based on timeless tales from Mythology, but retold with a new perspective. Each story is told from the females point of view, giving a voice to the women who made the stories, such as, “Homeric Hymn to Demeter, the Odyssey, and the Epic of Gilgamesh”, so memorable. By retelling these tales of myth and adventure, both the ancient world and the world of gods, monsters, and the otherworldly, are made relevant to todays readers. I was hooked from start to finish and I felt completely immersed in the stories, due to the wonderful descriptive narrative, the fascinating historical details, and the relatable characters. An enjoyable and engaging read.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Christen Ware

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A lovely retelling of three well-known installments, but from the feminine point of view. These retellings are a fresh new perspectives on stories that have been twisted and turned many times throughout their lifetime. It is lovely to see the different thoughts from a new perspective that had been caged and stifled for far too long. The majority of retellings require a basic knowledge of what the actual story is beforehand, but with the reads like these, you don’t need to have a decent foundation built to understand it. The character list was greatly helpful in identifying characters and added to the help of refreshing the reader’s mind beforehand.

It would be amazing to see work such as these included in the literature regimen that has their source material mandated to allow readers and students to have numerous perspectives that aren’t just from the masculine point of view.

Overall, a good read and a refresher from most retellings. It was easy to love the characters in these new lights and offer even more insight into already well-known and loved stories. I would read again.

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A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending Book 1) by Nicole Bailey – Review by Curlygirlreader

A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending, #1)A Veil of Gods and Kings by Nicole Bailey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you love Greek myth retellings with fresh perspectives and romance, this novel is for you.

A Veil Of God’s and Kings by Nicole Bailey is the retelling of the rare myth about Apollo and Hyacinth. The reimagining is a fun , modern take on the myth.

Told in 3 perspectives: Apollo, Hyacinth and Epiphany, you get a broad view and range of emotions with great characterization, especially that of Apollo. His character has depth showing his raw emotional side paired with his fun, charismatic and sometime self depreciating side.

This was a great start to the series and I am sure so many will dive right into this immersive world and not want to leave it.

Reviewed by @curlygirlreader

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Tausha Treadway

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar. This trilogy was amazing. Its the stories of ancient myths but told in a woman’s view. Its such a beautifully written story that it will capture you and not let you go until its over. I was up flipping pages late in the night. Its a modern take on old tales. The first story is A Pomegranate and the Maiden the story of Persephone and Demeter. The second is Unsung Odysseys the retelling of the “Odyssey’ whish tells the tale of Odysseus’ adventures on his journey home from Troy. And last but not least is the third story “Gilgamesh of Uruk”- is the retelling of the “Epic of Gilgamesh” an epic tale of the legendary Mesopotamian. They are all so wonderfully told that you can see exactly where these characters are and how beautiful the places are. If you enjoyed the originals of these stories then do yourself a favor and read this modern uptake of them. You won’t be disappointed!

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A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending Book 1) by Nicole Bailey – Review by Trisha Cargile

A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending, #1)A Veil of Gods and Kings by Nicole Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Veil of Gods and Kings was nothing less than riveting. From the enemies to lovers, the romance, the mythology, and the yearning to relate to the characters; it was truly magical. This book puts a spin on the commonly known versions of mythology and allows your imagination and visualization to run wild with the imagery and emotion pull that is written. This is definitely a 10 out of 10 recommended!

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A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending Book 1) by Nicole Bailey – Review by Amanda Haller-Doris

A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending, #1)A Veil of Gods and Kings by Nicole Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending Book 1) by Nicole Bailey – Review by Amanda Haller-Doris
This is the first book in what I hope to be a very long series. The series is a twist on Greek Mythology and the first book focuses on a new interpretation of the relationship between Apollo the Sun God and Hyacinth. It is written from the view point of 3 of the main characters in the story, Apollo, Hyacinth, and Epiphany. At the start of the book, Apollo is still part mortal and has not ascended to become a God. He lives in the mortal realm with his younger half-sister Temi. Apollo would prefer not to ascend and take his place as the sun god, but his father Zeus’s patience is waning. Zeus gives Apollo an ultimatum, ascend now or spend a year with Prince Hyacinth learning how to be a better prince. Since Apollo would rather stay mortal longer, he begrudgingly travels to Hyacinth’s kingdom with Temi. Hyacinth or Cyn, as he is called, would rather not have a spoiled half God underfoot, but if Zeus commands it, he must follow it. The two slowly begin to work together and get to know each other on a more personal level. Gradually the relationship moves from enemies to friends, into something more. While Apollo and Cyn are trying to figure things out together, we are also seeing the view point of Cyn’s younger sister Ephiany who has started spending more time with Temi. Epiphany is soon to be on the marriage market, but she would rather make her own destiny. She and Temi become close friends who encourage each other to step outside their comfort zones and see the world with a different perspective.
The author uses modern language in the book which makes it enjoyable to follow. She writes in a way that it feels like she is seamlessly bringing ancient Greece into the modern world, while still capturing the feel of ancient times. The story definitely kept me engrossed until the last page. Her interpretation of the different Gods and how they interacted flowed well. The characters are all well developed and the storyline was tightly woven. She took a well-known story and created a whole new world for the characters to live in. I can’t wait to read the following books.

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A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending Book 1) by Nicole Bailey – Review by Ashley Showalter-Bourgeois

A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending, #1)A Veil of Gods and Kings by Nicole Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am in love with everything greek mythology. I live and breathe it, and it makes for an amazing story generally. This book was no exception – Apollo, Hyacinth, Temi, all of these were my favorite characters and a spectacular novel coming to life on the page. Throw in a forbidden romance, punishment from the gods, and tense familial affairs and you have yourself a complete package. Seriously, though, this book is well worth the read.

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A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending Book 1) by Nicole Bailey – Review by Erica Fish

A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending, #1)A Veil of Gods and Kings by Nicole Bailey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a new author to me. I was really excited to see her spin on the Greek Mythology with Apollo. I love her storytelling ability. She captured my interest with the first page and kept me engaged until the last word. Her character building is amazing. I fell in love with Apollo. He is the son of Zeus, and his father expects him to accept his fate and Apollo is thinking something else. Zeus is forcing him into mentorship under Prince Hyacinth.I love the chemistry between Apollo and Prince Hyacinth. The plotline is engaging; it is filled with drama, danger, and emotions. Will Apollo enjoy his mentorship? Will Prince Hyacinth be as helpful to Apollo as Zeus wants him to be? I highly recommend this story. I cannot wait to read more books by Nicole Bailey.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Michelle Collier

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely love this book. To tell the myths that we have all heard before but from the women’s viewpoint. I am always one to think on the motivations of the characters as I read so this was right up my alley. You get the story of Demeter and Persephone, the story of Odyssseus’ return from Troy, and the story of Gilgamesh a Mesopotamian hero. If you enjoy mythology this is definitely a book you should check out. You will not be disappointed.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Kerry Baker

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this freah take on mythological stories. The collection was interesting and varied and really did keep my attention. You could tell the author has a passion for this subject and her knowledge and enthusiasm came through in the writing. The detail was there but also the excitement. These are the first books that I have read by this author and I really enjoyed the way they were written. I will definitely be reading more.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar

Ancient Reflections is a wonderfully written Trilogy of Historical Mythology that I truly enjoyed reading. I was a bit hesitant at first but once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. I was pulled in and everything around me was tuned out. Mythology intrigues me and this author knocked it out of the park. Although this is a fairly new author to me I’m definitely going to check out what other books she has. This is a collection of three great books that will take you on a adventure and show you worlds of gods, some monsters and everyday life struggles. Each story is just as good as the last. The characters are relatable and fully developed. Get ready to be taken on quite the adventure of Classic Myths with a modern twist. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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Ancient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar – Review by Angela Hayes

Ancient Reflections: A Mythic TrilogyAncient Reflections: A Mythic Trilogy by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

3.5 Stars

Ancient Reflections is a collection of three timeless tales, cleverly retold by Tamara Agha-Jaffar. She has given a fresh perspective to these classic stories, but in doing so she managed to stayed true to their origins and intrinsic qualities.
We explore:
A Pomegranate and the Maiden’- which is the retelling of the “Hymn to Demeter’, the story of Persephone and Demeter.
Unsung Odysseys”- is the retelling of the “Odyssey’ whish tells the tale of Odysseus’ adventures on his journey home from Troy.
Gilgamesh of Uruk”- is the retelling of the “Epic of Gilgamesh” an epic tale of the legendary Mesopotamian.
This collection is full of myth, fantasy, historical details, relationships, adventure, gods, monsters, courage, and survival. The stories are fresh, rich, and intriguing. Definitely worth reading- especially if you enjoyed the originals.
Happy Reading!

Thank you, Tamara Agha-Jaffar!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending Book 1) by Nicole Bailey – Review by Shannen Kern

A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending, #1)A Veil of Gods and Kings by Nicole Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I devoured this book in one sitting and I absolutely need the second already! This was the first book I’ve picked up from this author and I can’t wait to get my hands on more.

Apollo is the son of Zeus who is battling with being a half-mortal, half-deity. What could be wrong or difficult about ascending to be a God? With his constant running from real connections by only indulging in fleeting vices, happiness evades him. Once his father gives him the ultimatum and he delays his ascension, he finds himself even more torn as he finds genuine friendships.

I feel like that author did such a great job developing the characters. You could feel the chemistry flowing throughout the entire story. This wonderful book caught me by surprise multiple times and I loved every moment of it. I never felt bored or guessed what would happen at any point which is a pretty big deal for me.

This fresh twist on Greek myth is a must read, you won’t be disappointed!

Reviewed by @shannlynn

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A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending Book 1) by Nicole Bailey – Review by Helani Kihe

A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending, #1)A Veil of Gods and Kings by Nicole Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

  • I’m a big fan of greek mythology, so the minute I saw familiar names in the synopsis I knew I needed to read the book. I’m also a strong believer in “Love is Love” so when I saw that this was a m/m love story I was intrigued, since I don’t come across many of these.
    I really enjoyed the characters and the roles they played. I loved how the relationship between Apollo & Hyacinth blossomed into something so beautiful after harshly judging each other without knowing each other.
    I loved the relationship between the king and his children. You don’t see this kind of relationship between royal parents and their children in many stories. The relationships between the siblings were beautiful as well.
    I can’t say enough about this story. I loved everything about it. The author did an amazing job. I am super excited to read book 2.View all my reviews

A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending Book 1) by Nicole Bailey – Review by Chrissy Spulak

A Veil of Gods and Kings (Apollo Ascending, #1)A Veil of Gods and Kings by Nicole Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For anyone who loves a good Greek myth, this retelling of the Apollo and Prince Hyacinth is one you have to read. Also, if you love a good enemies to friends romance, this will hit the spot. Once I picked this up, I could not put it down. Thank goodness it’s only the first book in the series. The characters are amazing and how their stories intertwine will keep you hooked and wanting more. This author has a wonderful knack for spinning intrigue and suspense into an already known story. You’re not going to want to pass this one up.

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