by Kendare Blake
Old Gods never die …
Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.
Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.
These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.
Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.
Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.
The Goddess War is about to begin.
North American publisher: Tor Teen, September 2013
Foreign rights sold: U.K./ANZ (Hachette/Orchard books); Brazil (Novo Conceito); Czech Republic (Baronet); Greece (Metaixmio); Turkey (Marti)
Foreign rights contact: Melissa Frain, Tor
Film/TV rights contact: Jody Hotchkiss, Hotchkiss & Associates
Blake has a real affinity for the way history shapes the present … The action is riveting … Blake presents a gory, thrilling vision of the twilight of the gods, in all their pettiness and power, while letting readers draw their own messages and conclusions.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
This new series from one of the best up-and-coming horror/suspense writers around updates Greek mythology but offers far more than Percy Jackson retread. This edgy first installment maneuvers forces into position; readers will want to stay tuned.”—Kirkus Reviews
Antigoddess is a riveting and chilling horror thriller that deftly blends ancient legends with modern horrors. Highly recommended.”—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Fire & Ash and Extinction Machine
Antigoddess will appeal to fans of Greek myths and hard-core heroines. This is Kendare Blake we’re talking about, so people die, and there are terrible sacrifices. I will be impatiently waiting for the sequel.”—USA Today’s Happy Ever After
Antigoddess is a great book and I would recommend all Kendare Blake fans and fantasy fans to read it … The book is amazing and it will stay with you long after you close the last page.”—The Guardian (U.K.)