Hera, Queen of Gods

Hera Queen of Gods Hera couldn t care less what the other gods think even when it s about her And it often is Frankly Hera couldn t care less about anything except doing her duty as queen protecting order and defendi

  • Title: Hera, Queen of Gods
  • Author: T.D. Thomas
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Hera couldn t care less what the other gods think, even when it s about her And it often is Frankly, Hera couldn t care less about anything, except doing her duty as queen protecting order and defending the mortal world against any threats But when the Fates go missing, Hera and a handful of other gods must temporarily become mortal to search the human world for the mHera couldn t care less what the other gods think, even when it s about her And it often is Frankly, Hera couldn t care less about anything, except doing her duty as queen protecting order and defending the mortal world against any threats But when the Fates go missing, Hera and a handful of other gods must temporarily become mortal to search the human world for the missing goddesses.Hera finds that mortality begins to change her It s not just the loss of her divine powers She expected that It s deeper somehow It s affecting how she thinks, how she feels, what s important to her And it gets much worse after she meets Justin, who defies every prejudice she once hadabout mortals At the worst possible time, and despite all her efforts, Hera s black and white world starts to unravel.Torn between who she s becoming and who she needs to be in order to fulfill her duty, Hera must survive a horde of murderous creatures sent to exploit her new weakness In the end, only Hera can stop a traitorous plot conceived by a secret alliance of ancient and new enemies, a plot that threatens to destroy not only the order Hera is sworn to protect, but all of existence itself.

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    1. Courtesy of the Author in exchange of an honest review.When the Fates are kidnapped, Hera the Queen of gods along with Zeus, Hermes, Athena, Apollo, Demeter and Artemis must take on a human mortal form and go down to Earth in order to save them and all of the humanity.Hera, Queen of Gods was exciting, entertaining, dramatic and very action packed. The last thing Hera expected when she took on the mortal body was to have her world change so drastically. The Queen of Gods soon realizes that being [...]

    2. “I love you,” [Zeus] offered. “All the time.” His response surprised and touched me at first – then it really pissed me off. We have very different ideas of love, I thought bitterly. [] Zeus did what he wanted, with whomever he wanted, when he wanted, and as much as he wanted. [] If that was love to him, he could keep it.”Hera, Queen of Gods" was such a surprise to me!I have always been interested in mythology, may it be Greek, Roman, Egyptian or Norse Mythology. I used to devour all [...]

    3. I have loved anything to do with Greek mythology since I was a little girl. I use to devour every single book I could get my hands on and quickly fell in love with the gods and goddess, good or bad, loving or hateful.I loved their powers, their ruthlessness, their strength, even their superiority, I can't really explain why other than in most cases, under all that toughness, usually hid someone different. A side they didn't want the others to see. A side full of honor and devotion and love.So, n [...]

    4. A well-crafted, modern day Greek myth. Thomas does a stellar job blending ancient Greek mythology with the currently popular urban fantasy craze. We are brought into the story watching through the eyes of Hera, the greek goddess of old, as her associate Athena convinces an ordinary high school boy to recite the words that will allow a god to inhabit his body. The gods need to be in mortal bodies to discover what had happened to the Fates, a trio of sisters that control the destiny of the world. [...]

    5. This story is basically the opposite of Percy Jackson, gods brought down to earth into mortal bodies in search for the missing Fates. Also, the characters are more mature, which made for an interesting read. I was glad to finally finish this book, mainly because it was so long, but every page was packed with action and great writing. I really enjoyed the characters. Hera was a surprisingly mature and unfeeling goddess for a YA voice, yet I really got in tune with her character. I loved Justin, h [...]

    6. I get that YA as a genre embraces a standard that includes shallow characters, minimal development and basic plots. The genre is all about simple, straightforward storytelling that does not require a lot of big words, complicated concepts or background knowledge. For the genre, this book is closer to average, but I have read some great YA books, and refuse to excuse a book's failings simply by labelling it YA. That is, after all, one way to give the whole genre a poorer reputation, and I like th [...]

    7. I'm really enjoying the "mortal gods" glut of books I've been going through lately.They take the mythology I'm so used to and turn it on its side. What can I say? I like that!This time around, we get several of the high rollers of Greek mythology forced to take mortal bodies to find out what happened to the Fates. The world building is pretty darn solid and the limitations that the gods are under in their mortal bodies makes the danger all too real. The changes they begin to experience as they s [...]

    8. I loved this book. Love more than chocolate kind of love.Sidenote: Written by a Canadian, which I can note possibly be more proud of.I was burning through the pages and found myself looking up at the clock realizing I was up way past the bed time of a mom with a young toddler.This is one of those books you have to fight to put down it is just that great.The Gods that come down from the heavens borrow human bodies so they can complete their mission and find the fates.I didn’t know what to expec [...]

    9. T.D. pens "Hera, Queen of the Gods" in a plot that was well written and packed with action, magick and romance. Knowing a bit about Greek Mythology, Gods and Goddess, I had no problems following the story, and honestly feel that anyone that has a basic knowledge (which 99% of us do in one way or another) will be able to follow along also. A well crafted story with strong characters that I recommend to all YA and not so YA readers.This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which [...]

    10. shesgotbooksonhermindFirst things first I must say that I am surprisingly impressed with this book. Initially I jumped on the bandwagon because it was about Greek Mythology. Me being a lover of all things Percy Jackson I love Greek Mythology. Problem was just as I was about to read it I noticed how much I had to read. Over 600 pages! Then I started dreading having to read this whole book. It was going to take forever But, as I started I knew almost right away that this was going to be a faster r [...]

    11. Originally posted at City of Books - ecstatic-for-books/Life is about one thing, and one thing only.Power.No one understands that better than the average teenager. For them, all the niceties of life are stripped away. Like prisoners, they are thrown in a cage, against their will, with others just as desperate as they are. Power determines who rules the cage. Power determines who survives. Maybe that’s why we choose to become teenagers when we wander the mortal world--because teenagers, like go [...]

    12. Originally reviewed at Witchmag's BoekenplankAs soon as I read the blurb, I knew. This was a book I just had to read. Nothing however had prepared me for Hera, Queen of the Gods. The book exceeded even my most wildest expectations And went somewhere not a lot of books have gone: the top of my all-time-favorite list. I had no other choice. With every word I read I was sucked in more and more. I couldn’t stop to catch my breath, or do other things. I could do nothing but sit back and enjoy the r [...]

    13. The Fates, who hold the universe’s order in their hands, have been kidnapped. An enchanted cloud covering one town prevents divine interference, forcing Hera, queen of the Greek gods, to inhabit the body of a mortal girl in order to search for them. Along with five of her fellow Olympians, she explores the mortal world searching for answers. Because of their mortal bodies’ limitations, each god and goddess can only bring one divine power. Hera chooses the power to enter peoples’ minds and [...]

    14. This review was originally posted at Pages of Forbidden Love So one of my obsessions in the book world is books that have characters who are gods or goddesses. Basically any book that has mythology or the greek or roman gods or goddesses is a book I’m going to jump at the chance to read. So when the author asked me if I wanted to read Hera’s story I jumped at the chance, I love seeing how authors add new twists and turns to old tales on the Heavens and the rulers that live there.The big thin [...]

    15. Mythology, and especially Greek mythology has always been one of my interests. As a kid I loved reading books about the gods and the customs of old Greece. I went on a vacation there 2 years ago and visited the ruins of Knossos. You could say I’m a bit of a history-of-Greece-geek. So when I got a request to read a YA book about Greek gods, I said yes, although YA hasn’t been my thing for a while now. This is a self-published book and my encounters with self-pub books haven’t always been th [...]

    16. 4.5 Stars. Fantastic!!If you love books packed with action, fights, evil creatures and lots of Gods, this is the book for you. From the very beginning I was intrigued by the storyline and soon I was addicted and read the whole book in one day!! It is definitely my kind of book and I Hera is now one of my favourite heroine’s!!Hera and six other Gods have descended from the heavens and taken possession of human bodies. They were only able to bring one power with them so they all chose their favo [...]

    17. This review can be found on my blog: susreviews/2013/04.5 StarsSynopsis: The Fates are missing. As in the Greek Fates: Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. This means that the balance between Chaos and Order is disrupted, so 7 gods come down to inhabit human bodies to try to find them: Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Demeter, Hermes, Zeus and Hera. Hera has spent ages fixing things that go wrong and making tough choices, so, with her husband Zeus, she leads the pack of gods on their hunt. But none of them exp [...]

    18. As reviewed at Indie Books R UsRating: Yay!So to be upfront, I’m not a huge young adult fan. Given the glut of YA that’ve popped out in recent years and the rather unimpressive writing that goes along with them, I tread carefully with YA.Hera, Queen of Gods follows Hera as she leads a handful of the Olympic gods on Earth as they run after the Fates. Bound in mortal form and with only one power each, the gods must battle against their inner politics, the problems of Olympus, and the forces of [...]

    19. Hera, Queen of the Gods, by T.D. Thomas is the first book in the Goddess Unbound series. The author gave me an e-copy of this book in exchange for a review. A review that I’ve actually had a hard time writing. Not because I didn’t like the book, I actually did quite a bit. But with I liked it only as long as I set some (probably unfair) reservations aside. Let me see if I can explain myself:Hera, Queen of the Gods is a fun modern twist on Greek mythology. I really enjoyed the way Thomas intr [...]

    20. A twist on Greek Mythology, this book brings gods to earth to save the Fates and pairs them with mortals in order to get the job done. If you’re a fan of mythology, this story will delight you. Hera, Apollo, Athena, Zeus, Artemis, Hermes and Demeter are all here as they set out to save the fates…the twist is that they’re in mortal bodies. Each god can only bring one power with them from the heavens because their human hosts cannot handle all of their powers, adding to the adventure of the [...]

    21. A twist on Greek Mythology, this book brings gods to earth to save the Fates and pairs them with mortals in order to get the job done. If you’re a fan of mythology, this story will delight you. Hera, Apollo, Athena, Zeus, Artemis, Hermes and Demeter are all here as they set out to save the fates…the twist is that they’re in mortal bodies. Each god can only bring one power with them from the heavens because their human hosts cannot handle all of their powers, adding to the adventure of the [...]

    22. The Fates have been kidnapped, and once again it's up to Hera to figure out a solution to this mess. If the Fates aren't returned to Olympus, both the Earth and the Heavens could fall back into Chaos. Hera and a few fellow gods -- Zeus, Apollo, Athena, Artemis, Demeter, and Hermes -- have hijacked teen bodies on Earth to search for the Fates.Unfortunately, gods possessing teenage bodies causes a bit of a personality change. Justin, a regular-Joe mortal teen, starts noticing that some of his clas [...]

    23. If you like mythology, you should read this. If you love Greek mythology, you HAVE to read this. T.D. captures Hera's attitude with excellent precision. He KNOWS Hera, like only significant research and total respect for the Gods could account for. Hera's feelings toward Zeus are an example of this: "I loved him, but I hated him too." Her duty as queen, and how it takes its toll on her, is heartbreaking and completely believable.T.D. handles anticipation brilliantly, like he can see into the rea [...]

    24. Mythology is all over the place lately, which makes me pretty happy since it's one of my favorite genres. Hera, Queen of the Gods by T.D. Thomas is another action packed installment in this genre. The plot of Hera, Queen of the Gods was quick. It's certainly a page turner. I found myself reading 80+ pages in what felt like minutes. The author did a good job of keeping the reader's interest from start to finish. I really liked the idea of the gods searching for the stolen Fates on earth. Of cours [...]

    25. Reading young adult fiction as an adult makes me judge my teenage self. I haven’t read any of the young adult books that I treasured as a teenager, which was anything by Tamora Pierce, but I remember simple plots, a low vocabulary, and a thrilling plot. A plot so enticing that I would stay up late at night with a flashlight, ruining my eyesight, just to read what would happen next. This is what T.D. Thomas delivers in Hera, Queen of Gods (Book One of Goddess Unbound). Hera, Queen of Gods follo [...]

    26. Synopsis:"The Fates are missing. Hera has no choice but to lead a handful of gods to the human world to search for the missing goddesses, even though it means giving up her powers and temporarily becoming mortal. But mortality begins to change Hera in unexpected ways, and it gets much worse after she meets Justin, a boy who defies every prejudice she once had about mortals. Torn between who she's becoming and who she needs to be in order to fulfill her duty, Hera must survive a horde of murderou [...]

    27. This review can also be found at my book review blog Night ReadingsThis book assumes that you have at least the basic information about Greek Mythology down, so if your Greek Mythology classes are as few as mine have been, I suggest brushing up on your knowledge before reading this book.Hera, Queen of Gods has a nice beginning. The characters are introduced in a well establishing way and their personalities are pretty spot on to what I imagine the Greek Gods would have had, if they existed in ou [...]

    28. Hera, Queen of Gods is the first book I have read that is written by T.D. ThomasT.D. Thomas has written a strong story about Mina and her quest in finding the missing goddesses.She has written about a world full of gods and goddesses in human teenager bodies. Hera, Queen of Gods has all the right element to become an addicting YA paranormal series. Realistic world building, lovable characters that have been together for ages mixed with action, fast scenes and greek mythology.I loved Mina the mai [...]

    29. ~4.5~.HQOG is a true Young Adult Novel, the writing style, character development, plots etc all have a young feel to it which adults & teens could easily enjoyn't get me wrong it's totally not a light hearted, everyone's happy kinda story there's actually a lot of fighting & death but all within the YA limits. Romance blossoms (of course it does, I can't read book with out romance in it) & friendships are made and broken. all classic ya plots, but it works So very very well, i was [...]

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