Warrior Rising

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Warrior Rising

You think you know the real story of the Trojan War, Achilles, and Odysseus but you have no idea. What would happen if Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera teamed up to end the Trojan War? Aphrodite is observing the modern world, Katrina to be specific. She is a psychotherapist and would be perfect to cure Achilles of his berserker curse and with that end the Trojan War. What the Goddess of Love didn't anticipate was an SUV running a stop sign and plowing into the taxi carrying Katrina and her best friend, Jackie. Aphrodite plucks their souls out just in time before the taxi explodes. She takes the women's souls to the ancient world with the idea that it will be easier for Kat to acclimate to her new situation with a friend by her side. When Kat and Jackie wake up in perky teenage bodies, they agree to fix Achilles and end the war in return for new bodies back in modern times.

I always find myself laughing out loud when reading a novel by P.C. Cast and this was no exception. The interaction between Kat and Jackie was very amusing and reminded me of my best friend and myself. Ms. Cast excels at dialogue and I especially enjoyed any word that was uttered by Jackie. I could literally hear the words being spoken as if I were listening in on a conversation in a restaurant. I loved the fact that both women were in their late thirties and were then placed in the bodies of teenagers. I found Achilles' curse of the berserker to be chilling. Kat's guilt over her part in ending the Trojan War was touching and believable. The side story of Athena and Odysseus was very poignant. The ending was just the right touch. I found Warrior Rising to be a solid addition to Ms. Cast's roster of mythological paranormals. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next.


Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2008 4.00