Thursday, February 2, 2012

Artemis Rising by Cheri Lasota

Artemis Rising by Cheri Lasota
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1402 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: SpireHouse Publishing, LLC (July 24, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
Torn between her father’s Catholicism and her mother’s Pagan beliefs, Eva finally chooses Paganism. She accepts the name of Arethusa but learns too late that her life will mir­ror the Greek nymph’s tragic fate.

When they sail to the Azores Islands, her mother tells her that her des­tiny rests with Diogo, the shipowner’s son. But Eva sees a vision of another . .

When the ship founders off the Azores, Tristan, a young Azorean, saves her. Destined to be with Diogo yet aching for Tristan’s for­bid­den love, Eva must some­how choose between them, or fate will soon choose for her.

Artemis Rising is a beautiful, seamless blend of two mythologies: the Arthurian legend of Tristan and Isolde, and the ancient Greek legend of Alpheus and Arethusa. It is a story filled with young romance, tragedy, forgiveness and attempts at redemption.

*i won this book from member giveaways program*

I always love mythology, and it could only get better with a dose of Christianity…

The story is moving and I cried along with Arethusa, I can completely feel myself being in her shoes, and all those horrible things happening to her..

I find myself surprised at each turn of the story, things which I didn’t know would fall into…I especially appreciate the ending, I was thinking the same lines all along, but I was still surprised how perfect it ended. A complex yet highly engrossing read…

It’s really thrilling and horrifying what accepting other’s names would mean accepting their fate too… I really love this combinations of stories…

The book is a combination of fast and slow, it got slower at the part when they are growing into maturity, it’s just it jump to a couple of years, and I really want to know what happen in those missing years. The beginning is engaging and pack of twist… the middle not so much.. but the end says it all, I even felt my breathing stops at every words I…

I love how the author presents the philosophical thought between fate and choice, and how at the end, fate depends on our choice..(:D)…, the nature of true love and plain lust, and the danger of believing something and letting your mind be engulfed in things which are not true…

Ms. Lasota beautifully combined Greek myth, Arthurian legend, Christianity into a wonderful tale, any romanticist would love.

A book- Any reader could be carried away…Highly recommended!

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  1. Thanks so much for reading, Abby. Loved hearing your thoughts on the story. =)

  2. Thanks so much for reading, Abby. Loved hearing your thoughts on the story. =)

    1. Hi Ms. Cheri, thanks so much for stopping by and for the review copy.. I love reading your work.>:D


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