Antigoddess by Kendare BlakeAntigoddess by Kendare Blake


byKendare Blake

Hardcover | September 10, 2013

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The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.

Old Gods never die.

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra-an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.

These days, Cassandra doesn't involve herself in the business of gods-in fact, she doesn't even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.

Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don't just flicker out.

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

The Goddess War is about to begin.

KENDARE BLAKE holds an MA in Creative Writing from Middlesex University in northern London. Blake is the author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Girl of Nightmares, and Antigoddess. She lives and writes in Lynnwood, Washington.
Title:AntigoddessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 6.05 × 1.22 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0765334437

ISBN - 13:9780765334435


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh I love Greek much that I'm doing my masters in classical mythology. Initially, I enjoyed this book, but as it progressed I just found myself losing interest. The characters were flat and I found that the story was resolved WAY too close to the climax. I don't know, maybe it's for you, but it wasn't really my thing.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from on a whim Honestly I picked this book up on a whim and loved it a lot more than I expected to. I'm definitely picking up the next book, even though I'm still mad about how it ended. The characters were great and I like how it wasn't simply a retelling of the myths, but expanding on them. Such a good and quick read :)
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book if you love greek mythology like me, you will love this book
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fresh Take On Greek Mythology I wasn't really sure what to expect with this Greek mythology-inspired urban fantasy series, but I got more than I bargained for! I absolutely loved it. The story was very unique and the horror angle taken on by Kendare Blake will stick with me for a long time. While there was little by traditional action at first, the ending was intense and nail-biting with a shocking twist. I loved the concepts Blake used to introduce a new spin on old heroes. While Athena and Aidan were stubborn to the point of lunacy some times, I had to admit that I really enjoyed their perspectives. Cassandra is a great female lead character and Hermes is instantly loveable. The villains weren't who I expected and far more dastardly than I could have imagined. It was waaaaay gorier than I anticipated, but that's not a complaint because it helped paint the visuals of what was going on. I barely stopped reading for anything, and the finale begs for a sequel. Can't wait to read more!
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So good! Cassandra has never been normal. She believes she's psychic but when she finds out the real story behind her visions of the future and of who she is, her problems start to grow and ends up running for her life. The Gods are after her and with the help of her boyfriend, best friend and brother, they find themselves locked in a battle to the death. Cassandra is one tough chick. Having to find out all that she is and who she claims to be can't be an easy task. That must be why her boyfriend is so protective of her. I liked that their relationship was already established. There are no lingering stares or flirtatious. They're already in love and the way they are with each other is rather sweet. As for Athena and Odysseus, their relationship is forbidden which means a lot of flirting, stolen glances and the like. It's a little odd to have a Goddess so flustered even if it is the Goddess of Wisdom and Strategy. The pacing in this story is just right with the two story lines interweaving. The length is just right as well because I wasn't bored with it, I just kept reading wanting to find out what happens. There are definitely some strange scenes that I for one won't forget because it was essentially so disturbing. That's what I believe Kendare Blake does best. Her gruesome scary scenes always freaks me out. Here's to Kendare and to the next book in this exciting new mythology series!
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Two things made me need to read this series: 1. Greek Mythology, 2. Kendare Blake. I couldn’t even imagine what kind of story Kendare Blake could have in store for me. After Anna Dressed in Blood, I was ready for something creeptastically awesome. I was not disappointed. I mean, did you read that synopsis? It just screams for me to read more. I like to occasionally read books that are creepy. Athena has feathers growing from the inside out! Sometimes I just wonder how Kendare Blake thinks up these things, but I can honestly say I wouldn’t want to look into her mind out of fear of what else might be in there. The gods are corrupted and dying in all kinds of nasty, unimaginable ways. And to keep themselves alive they are teaming up with each other and some of them are even EATING each other. That is disgusting! While there is a bit of talk of Zeus, we’re not really sure what it going on with him, if he’s even alive. Then there are the reincarnations of memorable characters and heroes from the Greek mythology. Such as Cassandra, who has all kind of visions of the future, but no idea why because she doesn’t remember who she is. She can see the gods dying sometimes and sees some pretty horrible things happen. I’m honestly surprised she doesn’t lose it. When I started reading this book, I just got sucked into Blake’s writing, again. I don’t know how she does it to me, but she does. I am completely looking forward to what happens next because I can’t predict anything with these books. The opposite always seems to happen. Which is good because I’m rarely surprise while reading anymore. If you’re wondering about this series, you should definitely check it out because this book was great. Especially if you like mythology, you don’t want to miss it!
Date published: 2013-10-30

Editorial Reviews

"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"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