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The Council of the Gods
by Stefan Serbicki (Goodreads Author)
Based on Greek mythology, this novel follows the adventures of Sofia, a child goddess adopted by the Muses, who's world is turned upside down when she finds out she is part mortal. This terrible knowledge sets her on a quest to discover her true origins. To achieve this she will have to elude the agents of Zeus and his Council -- who are aghast to learn a mortal lives in ...more
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published March 2010 by Lulu
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I cannot imagine a 12 to 16 year old sitting through this verbose book. Sentences range from 12 to 58 words (yes 58, I counted). That may seem as though the author was just extremely detailed, but unforunately it was simply him being needlessly wordy. Yes, he was descriptive, but there was no useful knowledge there (i.e. there were no specific details of the environment, foreshadowing, etc). Other than that, there was only one error that stood out in my mind: Sofia nods in affirmation to a blind ...more
My 12 yo daughter and I both enjoyed this book! It is a refreshing change from the formulaic fantasy novels that are the norm today. It is difficult to find books that challenge my gifted reader that do not also contain adult material that she may not ready for, so I appreciate the fact that the author did not "dumb down" the vocabulary nor shy away from a more classic pacing...