Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review: Son of War: A Sphinx Companion Story by Raye Wagner @RayeWagner

Son of War: A Sphinx Companion Story
by Raye Wagner
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Published: April 27, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Myology

Blurb:

Xan was raised by his father Ares to be ruthless and lethal. As a kynigόs, he spends his time eliminating monsters that prey on naïve mortals and foolish demigods. There’s no doubt he’s the best, but the sons of Apollo are arrogant idiots, and what should’ve been an easy kill turns deadly.

Forced to recuperate, Xan is surrounded by painful memories and fresh accusations. All he wants is to escape. Unfortunately for him, the residents have their own agendas.

Xan may be the son of Ares, but his fighting skills are no match for the destiny the Fates have woven for him.


Son of War is a Sphinx Series companion story; however, it can be enjoyed independent of the series.


This is perfect for readers who love the adventure of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the romance of Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely. With Greek gods and goddesses, curses, action, and a slow building romance, The Sphinx Series is a new take on ancient myths. Ideal for tweens, teens, and the young adult at heart.


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My Review:

Xan spends his time hunting down monsters and kills them. He likes working alone but when the daughter of Athena asks him to let the sons of Apollo join him on a hunt he reluctantly agrees. His opinion of the sons of Apollo is that they are dimwits and does not work well with others. They have no concept of what working as team means.

When tragedy strikes doing the hunt the sons of Apollo blame Xan for what happened while he is unconscious and defenseless from injuries sustained doing the hunt.

Now Xan is stuck at the conservatory while he heals from his wounds. He can’t wait until he is better so he can get back to hunting monsters. But the other demigods have other plans for him. They want him to stay at the conservatory to train other demigods as he is the best.

I have read all of the books in the Sphinx series and have loved all of them. I am team Xan and have been ever since being introduced to him. I like Xan because he is so mysterious and he likes to keep to himself.

If you haven’t read any of the other books in the Sphinx series you can still read Xan’s story Son of War but then you would miss out on all the other wonderful characters and their stories. So my recommendation is that you read all of the books in the Sphinx series I mean you surely don’t want to miss out on Hope, Athan and all the other characters stories either.

If you like reading about demigods, gods, goddess, mythology then you will love the Sphinx series as it is so very good. I can’t wait to read more in Hope, Xan, Athan and the Sphinx’s world. I am so grateful to Raye Wagner for giving me the opportunity to enjoy the Sphinx series.




Author Bio:

Raye Wagner grew up in an urban fantasy just outside of Seattle, Washington. As the second of eight children, she was surrounded by monsters, demons, and her sometimes mortal parents. She read heaps of fantasy while locked away in the upstairs room of the family cottage.

Raye studied the art of medicine long before she had an interest in the Gods on Mount Olympus.

One sunny afternoon, the history of Apollo’s ancient curse and the myth of the Sphinx dropped into Raye’s consciousness. She writes young adult fiction for teens and adults.
Curse of the Sphinx, a YA urban mythology, is her first novel. Demigods and Monsters, the second book in the Sphinx series, will be released April 2016.



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