Sorrowlands

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Sorrowlands

Some people say a good romance is hard to find. Well, I say that they are wrong. Having just finished Sorrowlands by author Iris Woodbury, let me assure you that this is a first rate romance with lots of drama, plenty of action, and more Greek deities than even I thought was possible. I would like to take a moment here to give a shout out to author Iris Woodbury. As a debut novel, this is a fantastic voyage into the depths of the heart and mind. I found the characters to be charming and wholly relatable in their struggles. The story itself was a crazy fun rollercoaster of ups and downs which kept me enthralled from beginning to end. This is a novel I fully believe will captivate readers of all ages.

Dryad Flora thought she had everything. A handsome husband, a gorgeous grove where she can live with her oak and her flowers, and the best of friends. The only bad thing in her idyllic life is her father in law, Hades, the God of the Underworld. Yet when her husband is murdered and Flora stands accused of the crime and banished from her home on Mount Olympus, her entire world is turned completely upside down. Flora knows that something is not right. She knows that her father in law is up to something. But now that she’s been given as a slave to one of his other sons, she can’t do anything. Flora knows that The Beryllium Chalice has been stolen, and she knows who did it. Flora is ordered to retrieve it. She joins up with Kytos, a soldier who believes that the Gods are infallible, and Redwood, a satyr that is constantly aroused. In Flora’s eyes, the situation looks hopeless. Can these three unlikely companions save Olympus and bring The Beryllium Chalice back home to restore life on Olympus? Or is this all an effort in futility, destined to fail?


Book Blurb for Sorrowlands

"When sacrifice of blood is made,

Only then allegiance it will trade"

Flora, a dryad accused of murder and exiled from Mount Olympus…

Kytos, a battle-weary warrior who follows orders and believes the gods can’t be wrong…

Redwood, a fun-loving and perpetually aroused satyr…

What could these three possibly have in common? The Beryllium Chalice, the source of all life and power on Mount Olympus. With the chalice stolen from Mount Olympus by Hades, the other gods will weaken and Hades will be free to overthrow them and take control of the world. The only thing standing between the God of Death and his treacherous scheme are Flora, Kytos, and Redwood. They must band together to steal back The Beryllium Chalice and return it. In spite of their differences, can the three companions get the chalice and return it to Mount Olympus in time to save the gods and the world?


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2014 4.50