Book Review: Get Caught in the Current of "Oblivion's River" from Author Shoshana Rain
With her new book, Oblivion’s River, author Shoshanna Rain has, once again, given readers a fresh, steamy retelling of the familiar Greek myths.
To sum it up, this book is Rick Riordan for grown-ups. Even though this is a medium burn stand-alone novel, Oblivion’s River continues the engrossing pace of Shoshanna’s previous book, Strife’s Apple. Buckle in for page-turning action that will keep your bedside lamps burning into the wee hours of the morning.
If you are a fan of great fantasy that sucks you in with delicious detail and characters that leap off the page, the current of Oblivion’s River will sweep you away!
This series keeps a hackneyed subject (Greek mythology), fresh by tackling it from a wholly new perspective. Instead of rehashing stale storylines with the well-known Greek gods, the author explores relationships from some of the gods that don’t usually make it into the frat. I found that this made the main characters more relatable (as relatable as gods go), and creates an easy reader investment into the subsequent happy-ever-after.
As a reader, I found some of the development a bit rushed for taste. Not to the detriment of the story at all. I would have just appreciated a bit more time watching these characters come into their own, both personally and romantically.
Overall, if you are seeking a new fantasy romance series with varying degrees of burn, and storylines that magically sparkle, pick up Oblivion’s River by Shoshanna Rain and get ready to be swept away.
* I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a fair an honest review.
Oblivion’s River (The New Olympus #2)
by Shoshanna Rain
Publication Date: February 28th, 2023
Genre: Romantic Fantasy/ HEA/ Greek Mythology
Oblivion’s River is a full-length, medium-burn, standalone fantasy romance with a guaranteed HEA. It contains steamy scenes and is an opposites attract romance. It is book two in The New Olympus series. While it is a standalone, reading the first book will provide the best reading experience.
I wanted to forget Lethe, to stop seeing her every time I closed my eyes. The goddess hunted me, tormented me, took away everything I am. She should rot away in Tartarus like she deserves.
But we need her. She’s the only one who can tell us where the rift knife is—and our very survival depends on it. I’m the only one who can get answers from her, so I’ll punish her, bend her, use her.
Until she gives me everything.
There are so many things I can’t remember. Who I hurt. Who hurt me. The location of the knife, the one I can trade for my freedom. I don’t want to remember. I’m happy in the darkness and silence, forgotten.
They don’t believe me, and when they drag me out of my prison, I find myself faced with a god I shouldn’t remember. But I do.
He wants to play a game, but I don’t play games. That’s why I’ll win.
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Strife’s Apple (The New Olympus #1)
As the God of Prophecy, it’s my duty to keep my fellow gods safe. And to do that, I need Eris. Which means retrieving the Goddess of Discord from the pits of Tartarus—where I left her, seven hundred years ago.
The now-freed goddess may think she can beat me, but I intend to tame her wildness before she destroys us all. I’ll do anything to save my family, including seducing her. And I’ll love every second of it. I’ll have the little goddess on her back, hands, knees, any and every way I can get her.
No matter what, I’ll bring her to heel.
For seven hundred years, they kept me chained in darkness. For seven hundred years, I never saw sunlight, never knew joy, never spoke to another mortal—or god. Until Apollo came, and with the wave of one imperious hand, freed me.
I know he needs my help. The gods are fading, and only I can save them. Too bad I have no interest in anything beyond revenge.
Especially against him
Strife’s Apple is a full-length, medium-burn, standalone fantasy romance with a guaranteed HEA. It contains steamy scenes and is an opposites attract, enemies to lovers romance.
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A lover of mythology, sexy romances, and heroines who give as good as they get, Shoshana knew she wanted to write fantasy romance since reading Kushiel’s Dart. When she’s not writing, she’s hanging out with her cat and trying to keep her garden alive in the harsh desert summer.
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