Published by Createspace Independent Pub on May 11, 2019
Series: The Immortality Trials #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, mythology
Source: ecopy from Author
Twelve deadly Trials. A race for immortality. Her last chance for revenge.
Olympus is a beautiful but dangerous place, controlled by twelve gods wielding unlimited power. Now they have devised the a new kind of entertainment; a chance for their favourites to compete in twelve Trials to win the ultimate prize - immortality.
Lyssa didn’t think the Gods knew who she was, until she was chosen to try out for the Trials with the crew of her old but beloved smugglers ship, the Alastor. For her the Trials are about much more than an eternal life. They're about stopping the monster from her past gaining the one thing that would put her revenge out of reach forever. Can she face her murderous father and stop him from becoming immortal?
Join Lyssa as she takes on the deadly Trials alongside giants, centaurs, satyrs and gods in the first three of twelve episodes of this Greek mythology fantasy retelling.
You've never read Greek mythology like this before...
Skies of Olympus is the first book in the Immortality trials series by author Eliza Raine. The Immortality trials is a unique series set up that I am really digging. This is a line from the summary “Join Lyssa as she takes on the deadly Trials alongside giants, centaurs, satyrs and gods in the first three of twelve episodes of this Greek mythology fantasy retelling.” Umm, yes please! Sign me up right away! It is a young adult mythology fantasy split up into twelve trials. Each of the books in the series will feature 3 of the 12 trials. Skies of Olympus features the trials of Hera, Athena and Artemis. I love a bind up of shorter stories that are interconnected because once you get going, you just fly through the pages.
I will admit that this story had a bit of a slow and a tad confusing start for me. Here we meet Lyssa, our main character, and the daughter of a cruel Hercules. Lyssa is the captain of her own smuggling ship, where she smuggles goods between the realms of the 12 gods. I am all about a good quest or trials book and that is exactly what Eliza Raine delivers. I loved the first three trials and I am already hungry for more. If you are like me and you are kind of confused at the start of the story, just stick with it. After a little while, everything clicks and the story takes off from there.
One of my favorite things about stories centered around Greek mythology are all of the interesting characters, which was a highlight in Skies of Olympus for me as well. Lyssa is a great main character, and I think we still have many things to learn about her. But what is even better is that throughout the trials, we get to meet new characters. The side.secondary characters are just as much fun as Lyssa. After I read the second book, I will do a character roundup for some of my favorite secondary characters.
Overall, if you are a fan of mythology books, the Immorality Trials is a series you are going to want to check out. Skies of Olympus was a good start to a series that I think will become a very addictive and fun read. I can’t wait for the next three trials.
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