This latest installment in the Marionettes of Myth Saga was a bit of a disappointment. I was hoping for bright things in the future, according to my review for Interlude, but NOPE (if it doesn't actually get better, I was hoping things would be steady and not take a semi-huge plummet).
I was also hoping the good reviews streak would continue from February. :(
First, there seems to be a lot more plots thrown in this time around, and I felt like I was playing connect the dots all the time yet never reaching the end.
It was probably wise on the authors' part to make a companion series – the plot points might lessen in the future because it was a tad bit hard keeping track of all them that I may have spent my time tallying how many plot points there were in total.
Second, there's mythology... and astronomy. Yay! But astronomy's connected to mythology (constellations and stars have a story behind them), so I'm not really concerned about that. I just have one problem.
Orpheus slammed the brick of his fist through the metal to leave enough room for anyone inside to escape through shadow.I don't imagine Orpheus slamming his fist and punching things. I just don't. I can see him playing the lyre and enchanting the metal enough that it parts ways for him though but certainly not slamming bricks (I do see him having power over Earth. Sort of). Then again, Godfrey and DeRubeis did seem to intend to go off the mark from mythology, which is tolerable on my standards... unless it's all over the place. By that, I mean some things are accurate and some are completely made up. Here, it's completely made up except for the names.
I just won't be surprised if a character named Bellatrix, Betelgeuse or Cassiopeia pops up sometime in the future.
But I don't imagine people of power swearing a lot either. The media would probably be having a blast then (like FDR and his acronyms. He would have a blast with text messaging).
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