Review: Medusa, A Love Story – Sasha Summers
Devoted to the Goddess, Athena, Medusa has done everything that’s been asked of her in hopes of maintaining her favor. There’s nothing she wouldn’t do for the Goddess. After all, she’s bestowed her family with many blessings, and for that she is grateful.
Her eye soon falls on one of the guard’s assigned to her protection. She knows she shouldn’t look twice in his direction, but she can’t help herself. Ariston is gorgeous and quite thoughtful, a fact she becomes privy to the more time she spends in his presence. Deep inside, she knows he shares the same feelings for her as she does for him. Unfortunately, there’s nothing she can do in order to begin a life with him.
When the Gods start toying with her life, Medusa begins to wonder whether she can withstand the onslaught of their petty games. Her love for Ariston grows by the day, and she looks forward to the moment when she can finally call him her own. He means the world to her, and she’d do anything to give him the happiness he deserves.
A supposed affront soon lands her in the midst of a feud between Athena and her uncle. Unable to fend for herself, Medusa knows she’s completely at their mercy. They’re well aware of the precarious situation she now finds herself in, but they don’t really care. To the Gods, their own satisfaction means more to them than that of a mere mortal. Love plays no part in the scheme of things when it comes to their achieving their sole goals, a lesson she soon learns in the worst way possible.
This was honestly a delightful spin on the tale of Medusa. Heart-warming and suspenseful, Molly was able to utilize the history surrounding the Greek Gods and Goddesses in a way that leaves the reader wanting to know more. She’s infused such feeling and depth to the story that allows the reader to immerse him or herself in the story as if he/she were truly a part of it. I truly recommend this wonderful series.
It’s said love can change a person. Medusa wasn’t always a monster…
Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. She’s no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves… and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.
Ariston goes to war with a full heart… and dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will keep him from returning to her.
Poseidon will use Greece’s war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God, an Olympian, and she will be his.
About The Author:
Sasha Summers is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, history, and travel. It’s no surprise that her books visit times past, set in places rich with legends and myth. Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ (original title, right?), was written for her Girl Scout troupe.
She’s been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.
Sasha is an active member of RWA and several Texas Chapters. A self-proclaimed movie-addict, she is full of all sorts of useless movie tidbits and trivia.
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