Downfall of the Gods

Downfall of the Gods

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f you visit the Temple and ask nicely for forgiveness, you might get itassuming you aren't Lord Archias and you haven't killed the Goddess's favorite musician, Lysippus. But even goddesses are expected to follow certain rules, and as much as she wants to punish Lord Archias it seems her troublesome, all-powerful father forbids it. So the Goddess will just have to get around that by forgiving Lord Archias if he can manage some simpleor, rather, seemingly impossibletasks. A Goddess has to do what a goddess has to do.And in World Fantasy Award winner K.J. Parker's sharply inventive new novella "Downfall of the Gods" that means everything from soothing supernatural egos to accompanying the argumentative Lord Archias on an epic quest to save his soul]]and get her own way. As the Goddess and her mortal charge make their way across the world to the Land of the Dead, a host of divine surprises await them. Could what they find at the end be the downfall of the gods themselves? Only time will tell. This is a story Parker fans won't want to miss.
Publisher: Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2016
Edition: First edition special limited edition
ISBN: 9781596067554
1596067551
Branch Call Number: SCI-FIC PARKER 2016
Characteristics: 110 pages ; 21 cm

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Kitsune37
Aug 08, 2016

I enjoyed the relationship between the main character and the Goddess mentioned. She is portrayed as being more "human," and relate-able than deities often are. She has her flaws and "human" traits, making her not so perfect, but still showing that Gods require and demand to be treated as if perfect, as well as showing that no matter the range of the possibility of the things they can do, some things shouldn't be done. How the main character behaves at the end is rather surprising, yet can also be seen if the reader keeps their mental eyes peeled. Enjoy everyone!

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