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Merciful Paperback – April 6, 2011
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The main character of this tale is called Acacia Moirgetes, seemly dull orphaned teenager who works as a librarian and yearns for something more in her life. Acacia then finds herself randomly teleporting to a place that seems vaguely familiar yet completely foreign and is now convinced that she is going mad. Enter hottie (and I mean that in every sense of the word...) Blaise who appears at her latest teleporting episode to advise that she is on Mount Olympus and is in fact Lady Acacia, a goddess and not just any mere goddess but the time traveling Bringer of Fate!!!
It's Acacia's duty to uphold justice as sister of the three Fates and as her word is law her powers make the current Gods quake in their leather sandles. Oh and it's her job to hunt down errant deities to drag their butts back to Mount Olympus before it all crashes down. (Pressure much?) Unfortunately 2 years ago she just up and disappeared without a word. Blaise paitently waited every day for her return and, as it turns out, is her personnel (steamy) bodyguard called a Pyroskia (fire shadow) created especially for her protection and is utterly devoted to, er, his job?
And exactly how, I hear you ask, does she not remember this? Acaica, one of the most supremely powerful deities, has lost her memory. That's right, besides her mortal life, a few visions here and there, Acacia has no memory of her life as a goddess. Determined to find out exactly why Acacia and Blaise, along with goat-like mentor Amal and another seriously hot Pyroskia (& brother of Blaise) called Ash (yaay twins!!!), they set off on quest for truth that will change their lives forever. But will learning the truth make her happy?Read more ›
Mt Olympus, Atlantis ~ Titans, Greek Gods, they are all here (ok, maybe not all of them but a lot), I should have taken a refresher in Mythology. No, the Mythology lessons aren't really needed if you are interested in a good adventure with a romance. The questions to figure out who she is and why she can't remember herself leads Acacia to learn of herself with the help of others, mainly Blaise. I liked Blaise a lot, I had a bit of trouble with Ash (her other Pyroskia) even after he went through the bond share. What a fun adventure and re-introduction to mythology. Had a rough start with this one, slow to get going, but after awhile, I got to a point where it just flew by and I didn't want to put it down until I found out what the mystery memory was, what Blaise was hiding and then it was over. Didn't like the ending, it made me sad but luckily I have found a post that claims Casey Addolfson is planning on making this into a trilogy ~ looking forward to the next installment and finding out what will happen next with Blaise.
One day when she vanishes, she doesn't bounce back. She meets an ex-goat named Amal and two Pyroskia - aka, bodyguards, Blasie and Ash. She learns that she is a Greek God, well a daughter of one, from Olympus. She had been visiting the `real' world, but staying in the real world for such a time does a morphing of your memory, and over time Acacia started to live another life. Now as her memory slowly returns, she must stop the dark forces from destroying Olympus.
I'm not into Greek myths, but I was interested in reviewing this book, as I was getting tried of the overused vampire and werewolf genre that is used in today's young adult literature. I was expecting a short read, but instead got an almost five-hundred page novel! The cover of the book is breathtaking and sets the mood for the journey into Olympus. Acacia is a fun, energetic characters that both male and female readers can connect to. Fantasy fans will enjoy reading about the Greek myth legends in their new incarnation. Overall, I enjoyed reading Merciful, as it was a bit of fresh air to read.
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By Casey Adolfsson
This is one of the best books I've ever read! It is full of greek mythology! I have learned a few things throught the book. Read more
I really really enjoyed this book. I have always loved Greek Mythology and this book really brought it to life in an interesting and adventurous way. Read morePublished on August 15, 2011 by Jacquie
This book is clever, well thought out, detailed, gripping and would make the best MOVIE we have had in years. It was so entertaining and funny. Read morePublished on May 21, 2011 by willow
Merciful is truly a great, easy, fun read. I loved Greek mythology in school (many moons ago!), and this book brought all of that wonder back to me through it's modern day twist on... Read morePublished on April 27, 2011 by KathyUF
I loved this book. I read it in two days. It is hard to put down!! Action packed, humor filled and leaves you wanting more.Published on April 19, 2011 by M. Thompson
I read this book in one sitting. It totally captivated me with its use of modern language while spanning various times and places. Read morePublished on April 1, 2011 by Amy L Howard