This is The Hunger Games but set against a backdrop of Greek myth and legend, where the Gods are real, their powers are imposing, and the future is in the hands of one girl. It’s a roller-coaster ride with realistic and powerful battles against demons and monsters from a nightmare realm. Add in a sprinkling of science fiction, and this novel contains just about everything which readers might want from an epic fantasy adventure.
An unconventional and emotional fantasy that masterfully unites ancient and modern, combining myths with atmospheric legendary battles, romance and mystery.
A new take on Greek mythology! Mario Routi has drawn on his homeland's legends and is determined to put his own spin on famous classical figures.
I knew the writer from his previous work and was familiar to his writing skills. However, after reading his latest book, I was astonished from the brainstorming of the story, the lucid writing, the dramatic sketch of the heroes' characters. Mario Routi is a Master of speech, a great page – turner who can turn a work into a masterpiece. This book, like Anglo-Saxon people would say, will keep you anticipated for what's going to happen next.
A collision between ancient and modern. Greek myths for the sci-fi generation.
A very ambitious and brilliantly conceived novel. An epic work. Congratulations!
Fantasy leads to another Reality. Books are it’s gateways. Mario Routi created a fantasy land full of adventures, heroes, dreams, fantastic creatures, battles, hopes, marvelous excesses. Ancient Myths are revisited. Wild things become real (and dangerous). Secrets are revealed. Swords are still important. Magic is an everyday matter, and the travelling between alternate realities. His books are the new vibe… If you are an adult, you need Mario Routi to remind you what you have lost (and maybe how to regain it) . If you are a young adult, you need Mario Routi to inspire you for what you may win (but never lose it!). Mario Routi knows the score…
A book that all parents should ask their children to read and vice versa.
Wow! The more you read, the more you want to read.
Mario Routi is an excellent story – teller, therefore, I found myself totally absorbed, turning one page after the other effortlessly, to see where the story goes. He deserves praise for writing a book like this. It is a book worth to be read both by youngsters and elders.
A fantastical exploration into the mythological ideals of good and evil. A gripping novel!
An excellent device to pique the interested of any jaded reader.
Pretty Little Memoirs
Ancient Gods come to life in this magnificent, wildly spectacularly world where everything is as far from real life as posssible. It's a book you can just escape to be among mythical creatures and a story of bold characters and an unforgettable adventure.
Mario Routi combines romanticism, fairy tale and epic battles. For the first time in Literature, Routi shows that ancient mythologies and fantasy worlds, along with the mythical traditions, can be combined in an exciting, beautifully written fiction.
Ruckus Youth Magazine
More than just a sword and sorcery fantasy novel. A rewarding read that is an incisive document on our times. Astonishingly lucid and florid language... a read quite unlike any other.
A tale of love, duty and loss... The story flows from tender moments between lovers to scenes of bloody battles... A reflection on the nature of good and evil
Harry Potter in Narnia, only a Narnia full of Greek myths... A story that takes you in an instant from flying with Pegasus, to fighting terrorists!
Kevin Stone, Library Thing, UK
I couldn't help but find myself totally absorbed. A fundamental of fantasy, which so few others seem to achieve.
Jason Buob, Amazon.co.uk
A great read. Breathless action and adventure. Nice one indeed.
Infinity Plus, UK
Told with vivid imagery, it uniquely combines fairy-tale and adventure with mythology and romanticism.
A story filled with plenty of action and fighting, giving the plot good pace and tension... An original, striking story of Greek proportions!
A Mind Needs Books
This series certainly has potential; Routi takes Greek Mythology and puts an original spin on it in his tale of epic battles and the war of good against evil.