Friday, July 24, 2015

Book Talk & Giveaway: PROMISE OF SHADOWS by Justina Ireland

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won't find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could've been better or what worked or didn't work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it's here I probably think it won't injure your brain if you read it.

Zephyr has always been a sub-par harpy, better at snappy comebacks than wielding magic. But when her sister is murdered for an affair with a god, Zephyr shoots back with a dark magic she didn't know she had - and kills a god in the process. She shouldn't able to call the dark, let alone be powerful enough to kill a full god when she herself is only a half god - and not a very good one at that.

In deep trouble and banished to the underworld, Zephyr is pretty sure she's going to spend the rest of her existence digging trenches - until a childhood friend (who grew up to be pretty hot) delivers her from hell... except she's not so sure she wants to hear what he has to say.

The other half-gods have been at the mercy of full gods forever, but Zephyr's ability means she may by the Nyx - a dark goddess reborn to even the scales. But Zephyr doesn't believe she can be the Nyx - she's hardly even a harpy anymore since losing her wings in the fall to the underworld. But the half-gods are looking to her, and fate can't be avoided.

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