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For The Immortal Thousands Of Years Ago, In An Ancient World Where The Gods Control All And Heroes Fight To Have Their Names Remembered Down The Ages, Two Extraordinary Women Become Entangled In One Of The Greatest Heroic Tales Of All Time And Must Face How Much They Are Willing To Risk For ImmortalityDesperate To Save Her Dying Brother, Admete Persuades Her Father, The King Of Tiryns, To Let Her Join Hercules On One Of His Legendary Twelve Labours Travelling To The Renowned Female Warrior S In Search Of A Cure, Admete Soon Discovers That Both Hercules And The Fearsome S Are Not As They First SeemedThe S Greet The Arrival Of The Greeks With Mixed Feelings And None So Than Hippolyta, The Revered Queen Of The Tribe For Hercules And His Band Of Fighters Pose A Threat To Her Way Of Life But Also Stir Up Painful Memories That Threaten To Expose Her Deepest SecretAs Battle Lines Are Drawn Between The Greeks And The S, Both Women Soon Learn The Inevitable Truth In War, Sacrifices Must Be Made Especially If They Are To Protect The Ones They Love MostAISE FOR EMILY HAUSER Hauser Recreates One Of The Oldest Tales In Greek Myth With Great Skill And Panache The Times Once In A While Something Comes Along That S So Utterly Right, So Necessary For Now, That You Wonder Why Nobody Thought Of It Before Emily Hauser S Stunning Debut Novel Brings Ancient Troy Wildly, Raucously, Passionately Alive Manda Scott, Bestselling Author Of Boudica And Into The Fire A Delight From Start To Finish Hauser S Fresh Perspective On One Of The Great Archetypal Epics, In Focusing On The Marginalised Women S Stories, Makes For Fascinating Reading A Clever Premise And Thoroughly Enjoyable Elizabeth Fremantle, Author Of Sisters Of Treason Kept Me Utterly Absorbed Here Is A Heroine To Cheer For, And A Book To Cherish Margot Livesey, Author Of The House On Fortune Street Beautifully Descriptive Drawing The Reader Into A Lost World Of Gods And Heroes Glyn Iliffe, Author Of King Of Ithaca In Tochter des Himmels gibt es wieder zwei Erz hlstr nge Zum einen geht es um Admete, Tochter des K nigs von Tiryns, die sich zu den en aufmacht, wo sie ein Heilmittel f r ihren schwer erkrankten Bruder Alexander vermutet Begleitet wird sie von Alkides, welcher versucht seine 12 Aufgaben zu erf llen, um fortan als Herkules bekannt zu sein und Unsterblichkeit zu erlangen.Der zweite Teil befasst sich mit Hippolyta, der K nigin der en Sie versuch ihrem Volk eine gute K nigin zu sein, muss sich aber immer wieder gegen die Griechen behaupten.Die Geschichten dieser beiden Frauen sind wieder sehr interessant und auch gut durchdacht F r mich war der Anfang nicht ganz so toll wie die ersten beiden B cher Ich wusste nicht genau wo es hingehen sollte und Herkules war mir ziemlich unsympathisch So waren die ersten beiden Drittel des Buches wie immer gut geschrieben und interessant Das letzte Drittel hat mich dann aber wieder sehr beeindruckt und gefesselt Pl tzlich gibt es n mlich einen Zeitsprung und wir befinden uns mit Admete und Hippolyta mitten im trojanischen Krieg Wir erfahren weitere, bisher unbekannte Details und alles wird zu einem gro en Ganzen.Die Zwischenkapitel der G tter waren auch wieder sehr interessant In diesem Buch lag der Fokus dabei vor allem auf der Zusammenf hrung aller drei B cher Denn erst mit den g ttlichen Geschehnissen aus diesem Buch versteht man, wieso weshalb und warum das alles berhaupt passiert ist.Ich bin wieder sehr begeistert und kann dieses Buch und diese ganze Trilogie nur jedem ans Herz legen, der sich f r Mythologie, Griechenland, Geschichte, Epen und starke Frauen interessiert. I have to reiterate my For the Winner review where was this quality of writing in For the Most Beautiful The latter two books in this trilogy are better by far than the first book, and I can only assume that Hauser s debut novel was severely curtailed by the publishing house, who gave it a distinctly frothy, juvenile spin For the Winner and For the Immortal are thankfully much interesting For the Immortal returns to a dual protagonist set up, but this time it s well founded on Hippolyta, queen of the s, and Admete Admete is such a minor character in myth that honestly I had to be reminded of who she was, but I think Hauser was right when she says in her author s note that the concept of retrieving Hippolyta s war belt simply as a shiny trinket for Admete feels like a half baked idea, and not terribly compelling Hauser has elaborated upon that unspectacular beginning to create a stronger motivation for the quest, as well as increasing Admete s role in it I didn t object to the author portraying a darker Hercules although I wish he d been named Herakles, since this was a Greek world novel , as there s plenty in the character s ancient mythos to suggest a darker side, but I was frankly disappointed that it is just let go at the end I felt that his twisting, his descent into a darker personality, could ve provided of a crisis than it did for the other characters, and that there should have been a final confrontation between Hercules and Admete.As for Hippolyta, I wasn t bothered by her being combined with Antiope, since again there is grounds for it in ancient myth Ancient writers went back and forth on the question of whether the queen who Hercules stole the war belt from was the same person as the one who became Theseus queen Plus, from a story telling point of view, it gives Hippolyta a lot story However, I didn t like the portrayal of Theseus The ancient writers also give different accounts as to whether Theseus and his queen were a love match, or whether she was an unwilling captive Hauser chooses to make her an unwilling captive, and Theseus a special brand of scum I simply prefer a better Theseus the one portrayed by Mary Renault and Amalia Carosella than I do Hauser s evil Theseus Maybe it just felt like a bit too much what with a darker Hercules being portrayed as well Besides, I kept thinking But what about Hippolytus There s no Hippolytus here, and Phaedra, we re told has long since been acquired and discarded before Hippolyta s arrival There s Hauser s Hippolyta is also combined with and reworked Penthesilea Oh, and by the way she was married to and had a child with Achilles long before the events of this book happen and she s captured by Theseus Wait, what Okay, that version of events does, I admit, give a much better reason for Achilles weeping over the queen of the s he just killed than love at first sight But I had trouble getting over that particular hurdle I m not sure the timelines match up If Achilles, as we re told in ancient myth, was too young to compete for Helen s hand, and, in order to avoid being called to the Trojan War successfully disguised himself as a young woman but old enough to father Neoptolemos during the same time he must ve been in his teens at the start of the Trojan War, and less than 30 when he is killed The events of this book take place roughly between ten and five years before the start of the War, and during it Hippolyta is reminiscing back to about ten years or so earlier than that when she remembers her time with Achilles Plus, Theseus is supposed to be an old man when he kidnaps a ten year old Helen, which is supposed to occur much later than his prime with Hippolyta both occur together here Eh, my brain just couldn t accept this.I was very surprised when, at about 80% of the way in, the book jumps ahead fifteen years to the Trojan War It felt tacked on, sudden, and jarring I prepared myself to criticise this section heavily in my review I ve softened to it a little, although I still feel it was overall a misstep The section doesn t really add anything to Admete I like that it recognises Hippolyta s heroism, and provides a compelling reason for Achilles to weep over the corpse of the queen But I still can t buy into the Hippolyta Achilles relationship I can completely understand the author being tempted to revisit the Trojan War in the story who wouldn t want to rewrite the stumbles of For the Most Beautiful and provide a rather dramatic, mature, and heroic slice of the Trojan War than the passive angsty voices of Briseis and Chryseis but it did feel very last minute and just not part of Admete and Hippolyta s stories.However, I ve really enjoyed the sophisticated writing style of For the Winner and For the Immortal, and the focus of both of them on lesser explored but active and heroic women of ancient Greek myth, and I do recommend this book If I were to re read it though I ll probably just end the book before the out of place time skip.7 out of 10 I ve been a huge fan of the Golden Apple trilogy for a while, so you can imagine my delight when I was invited onto the For The Immortal blog tour.Emily really has a fantastic way of making the Greek legends come to life in this fantastic book The reader really feels like they have been transported to ancient Greece, watching events unfold I could almost smell the herbs that Admete used for her healing and smell the sweat, fear and blood from the fierce battles.The story is told from the point of view of two very strong and determined woman from very different worlds Hippolyta is a fierce warrior queen who shows great skills on the battlefield but has a big heart when it comes to her tribe, particularly the children Admete is a princess but works hard at being a healer which she really enjoys She too has a big heart when it comes to her family and it is her desire to help her I ll brother that makes her go on Hercules quest I actually liked both characters which made it hard to decide whose side I was on as I wanted them both to succeed This is a fast paced and gripping story that intrigued me straight away I was instantly hooked and kept turning the pages to find out what would happen next The author clearly knows her stuff when it comes to Greek history and I loved all the historical details about what life was like then and the food they used to eat I had of course heard of Hercules before mainly sadly from the Disney film but didn t know much about his story so found this book to be a fascinating read.This is Emily s third book and a brilliant conclusion to the Golden Apple trilogy It can easily be read as a standalone alone however as each book is about a different Greek Legends so there isn t much overlap.Huge thanks to Hannah Bright and Transworld publishers for my copy of this book and for inviting me onto the blog tour If you like gripping historical fiction I think you ll like this book I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Alexander, heir of Tiryns, is dying His sister Admete is a skillful healer, but her knowledge can t save him, so she persuades her father to let her join Hercules on one of his labours they will travel to the s, the legendary female warriors, in search of a cure The Greek are seen with suspect by the s, but queen Hippolyta gives them hospitality The encounter will have consequences both on Admete s and Hippolyta s lives, and will be the start of an immortal story.When I requested the book I had no idea it was the third in a trilogy, but luckily it read much like a stand alone The stories are connected, but I think you don t miss that much reading one without the others That being said, I will definitely check out the previous novels because I really enjoyed this one.I wasn t familiar with the myth, so the story kept me interested There were some slow parts, but for the most part I enjoyed myself I liked both Admete s and Hippolyta s storylines They were distinct characters who found themselves in different situations, but they faced similar challenges, the main one being struggling in a male dominated world I was glad there wasn t romance in this book, because the male characters were all awful I was constantly mad at them, but their behaviour was in accordance with the time period and also made the two heroines stand out I admired both of them for what they had to suffer and for how they found their strenght despite everything.Lastly, the author s note at the end was great It is clear Emily Hauser did a lot of research and that she is passionate about the subject She gives lots of interesting informations about the original sources and also explains how she changed or merged them in order to create her own story Definitely worth a read.

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