Rise of the Blood

Latter-Day Olympians, #3

Wow! What a wild and crazy roller coaster ride of a story! Author Lucienne Diver has another amazing hit on her hands with this, the third installment in her wildly popular Latter Day Olympians series. Each of these books can easily stand on their own rock star merits; however, I personally love reading them in order so I get the full awe-inspiring experience. I’ve fallen head over heels for all of the characters. I’ve found that each of the characters is so rich and vibrant and full of life, that at times, they almost seem lifelike. This is a fantastic novel that will enchant readers of all ages.

Tori Karacis is in trouble again. Some trashy tabloid has her linked up with Apollo-yes, THE Apollo- Hollywood heartthrob and pain in Tori’s proverbial neck. And there’s a wedding in the cards too, but thankfully, not Tori’s. She’s only in the wedding party for her cousin, Tina, but the wedding itself is all the way back home in Greece! Family reunion, anyone? Tori knows she’s in for trouble when she learns uncles Zeus and Poseidon have broken out of prison and are looking for her. What she doesn’t expect is a visit from long lost Aunt Rhea herself. Rhea, as in the mother of Zeus and Poseidon herself. As Rhea is wreaking havoc, Titans are rising, and Hell is – literally – coming apart at the seams. Can Tori save the day once again, and still save her heart? Or is all hope lost once and for all?

Book Blurb for Rise of the Blood

Weddings can be war.

Great. Tori Karacis’s face is on the front of yet another tabloid “news”paper, linked to Hollywood hottie Apollo Demas. It was ONE dinner, and she was pissed with him at the time. But that’s the least of her worries. Just before leaving for her cousin’s destination wedding in Delphi, she learns that her arch nemeses, Zeus and Poseidon, have escaped police custody.

Despite looking forward to seeing Detective Nick Armani in a tux, her bad pre-flight jitters are confirmed when Apollo, with his sexy new co-star on his arm, boards the same plane. A plane that a freak storm nearly tears out of the sky.

What awaits them atop Mount Parnassus is even more deadly. A prophecy, a kidnapping, and a bloodletting that stirs up the mother of all trouble—literally. Rhea is awakened, and she’s none too happy with her offspring for losing their usurped dominion over the Earth.

The Olympians have fallen. It’s time for the Titans to rise again. Which means it’ll be a bad day for anyone standing in their way.

Warning: Bloodbath or blissful union…either way, the stakes are high in this destination Delphi wedding high atop the peaks of Mount Parnassus. Passions will flare, Titans will rise, monsters will awake, blood will boil and some will spill.

Stands Alone: Yes

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2014 4.50