Tor Teen, Hardcover, 9780765334442, 352pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
As ancient immortals are left reeling, a modern Athena and Hermes search the world for answers in "Mortal Gods," ""the second "Goddess War" novel by Kendare Blake, acclaimed author of "Anna Dressed in Blood."
Ares, god of war, is leading the other dying gods into battle. Which is just fine with Athena. She's ready to wage a war of her own, and she's never liked him anyway. If Athena is lucky, the winning gods will have their immortality restored. If not, at least she'll have killed the bloody lot of them, and she and Hermes can die in peace.
Cassandra Weaver is a weapon of fate. The girl who kills gods. But all she wants is for the god she loved and lost to return to life. If she can't have that, then the other gods will burn, starting with his murderer, Aphrodite.
The alliance between Cassandra and Athena is fragile. Cassandra suspects Athena lacks the will to truly kill her own family. And Athena fears that Cassandra's hate will get them all killed.
The war takes them across the globe, searching for lost gods, old enemies, and Achilles, the greatest warrior the world has ever seen. As the struggle escalates, Athena and Cassandra must find a way to work together. Because if they can't, fates far worse than death await.
Praise for Antigoddess
“This new series from one of the best up-and-coming horror/suspense writers around...updated Greek mythology but offers far more than Percy Jackson retread. This edgy first installment maneuvers forces into position; readers will want to stay tuned.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Antigoddess is a riveting and chilling horror thriller that deftly blends ancient legends with modern horrors. Highly recommended.”—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Fire & Ash and Extinction Machine
Praise for Anna Dressed in Blood
“At once as eerie and terrible as it is sad and romantic. This captivating story pulls no punches, making for a breathless read that lingers in the imagination long after the last page is turned.”—NPR
“A dark and intricate tale, with a hero who kills the dead but is half in love with death himself. By the end of the book, you will be too. Spellbinding and romantic.”—Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Abundantly original, marvelously inventive, and enormous fun, this can stand alongside the best horror fiction out there. We demand sequels.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review