Review: Mercury Rising by Rebekah Lewis

Mercury Rising by Rebekah Lewis
Series: The Adventures of Hermes Part (# 1)
Release Date: October 31, 2014
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 74
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Nymphs in peril, obsessive gods, females who literally cannot admit when they’re wrong, and unruly satyrs. Just another typical day for Hermes.

When Zeus refuses to demand Apollo release Daphne from captivity in Olympus, the only option left is for Hermes to free the nymph himself. A simple task for a god with his skillset, but risking the wrath of Apollo never went well for anyone.

However, imprisoned nymphs aren’t distraction enough when a former flame crashes back into Hermes’ life. It’s been a long time since he laid eyes on Hybris, and the timing couldn’t be worse. As the goddess of hubris, she has many quirks—such as being incapable of apologizing. And no matter how much she tries to assure him she can be trusted, the memory of her betrayal remains.

As they formulate a plan to rescue Daphne, Hermes soon suspects no threat is greater than the tribulations of the heart.

Don’t miss the first part of The Adventures of Hermes, a companion series to The Cursed Satyroi.

 

Review: This is a very interesting novella. Ms. Lewis took mythology and brought it to life by giving her characters a realistic feel to them. It was easier to understand mythology with the contemporary twist Ms. Lewis put on the story.

It was also nice to find out that all gods and their offspring aren’t total control freaks. Well, maybe just a little. Hermes is a nice guy. He doesn’t care who he has to go up against to help friends. Helping a nymph in this case may be his undoing. Because his old flame Hybris comes around to help him out. If that isn’t trouble enough he has to go against his dad and half-brother enlist his brothers twin for help, try to straighten out the relationship between Hybris and their son Pan who just happened to make them grandparents all the time trying to keep Daphne the Nymph hidden from Apollo. Can we say dysfunctional family/life?

I wasn’t sure about this story at first but it grew on me. Ms. Lewis did a lot of research and studying in order to make these mythological gods come to life in modern times while making them believable to the reader. We also had to understand what their powers were.

I would say that this is a nice lunchtime read but it may take a little longer then a lunch break. I am now awaiting the second installment as Ms. Lewis has a way of leaving you hanging in the middle of the story at crucial point wanting to find out what is going to happen next. But, you can’t because you have to wait for the next part. Smart? You won’t be disappointed.

Hot…gods…What more do you want?