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Astarte's Wrath

(Kythan Guardians #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  74 reviews
A tragic love story.

Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Guardian Astarte was vowed to protect by the binds enslaving her to the Egyptian pharaohs. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls.

This is the beginning.

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in t
ebook, 215 pages
Published March 2nd 2013
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This review and a giveaway can also be found on my blog.

4.5 stars.

Trisha Wolfe is one of those authors I've been very curious about for some time now, so when I got the chance to read Astarte's Wrath, I couldn't say no. But I decided I wanted to read Destiny's Fire first, even though both of these are independent and can be read in any order. And I'm kind of glad I did because, while DF impressed me, I did seriously love Astarte's Wrath.

This story takes place in Egypt, under the reign of Cleopat
 ♥ Rebecca ♥
Oct 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the ancient world and PNRs.

This book did a great job of introducing the history in Destiny's Fire, and even setting up for the future of the series. But it is still its own amazing story. The two novels dont depend upon each other and you can read one or the other on its own. But I would definitely recommend reading them both because they are amazing. I still slightly prefer Destiny's Fire because it is more my speed. I prefer the fun, fast-pace and the feel of YA romance. Also, Reese is more my type of guy. Astarte's Wr
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Astarte's Wrath has so many twist and turns and SO MUCH SWOONAGE! I absolutely loved this spin on Cleopatra's reign, especially since it was more "behind the scenes" then I have seen before!

My goodness I can't even begin to say how much I loved the story of Star and Xarion-and trust me you will want to read this as soon as it released.

I want to marry Xarion, like right now! I have to say the end of this story was so beautifully written and broke my heart into millions of little pieces but it was
Megan (The Book Babe)
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I have so many things to say about Astarte's Wrath. At first, I was so, so worried! A few small things had changed since I first read it in the beta format, but I don't really think that it impacted my love of this book very much at all. My only complaint was that it was slow in the beginning.

Astarte, Xarion and Phoenix were still fairly good characters, in my opinion. I still thought that Phoenix and Xarion were swoony (more
Emily Elizabeth
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4.5 Stars

Astarte's Wrath was brilliant. A magical twist on Egyptian history, Trisha Wolfe has written the most fascinating story that left my heart in pieces.

I didn't really know what to expect from this novel. I've never read a story based off of Egyptian history and mythology before, though I've found the subject interesting ever since our study of it in the sixth grade. I'm glad this was the way I started because I have fallen even more in love with the culture and mythol
Kelsey Ketch
I’ve been so excited for Astarte’s Wrath’s release since… ah, I think it’s actually been more than a year ago when Trisha Wolfe first mentioned her concept to me. And now, it’s finally here!!!! Yay!!!! *Happy Dance.* This is such an amazing book! I’m so honored that I got the chance to read this ARC and had the opportunity to absolutely fall in love with it!

Now, I’ll admit, the first chapter, I was a bit lost. Starting with such intense action, I just couldn’t follow what was going on or why a b
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book right here has done something to me no other book has been able to do since Vampire Empire by Clay & Susan Griffith. Two completely different stories, but gave me the same emotion while reading. I was swept off my feet and left torn, in love, emotional and happy in one big ball.

When I began reading Astarte's Wrath I had such a hard time with the first chapter. Not sure what it was really, but I reread chapter one and a little of two about three times before I was finally able to ke
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Freaking awesome book!!! I can't wait for you all to read it! It has romance, like super swoony romance and amazing characters!!!!
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)

We don’t speak of the future and what it could mean for us. Or what it may change.
There is only now,
My duty to protect him.

One of my favorite things about blogging is getting to talk to authors. Seriously, how cool is that!? But when I’m about to read one of their books, there come a moment of slight panic where I think: OMG, what if I don’t like this book? Luckily, I had already read Destiny’s Fire and I already knew Trisha could write! I already loved the steampunk world she created with th
Apr 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Astarte's Wrath by Trisha Wolfe - We'd sacrifice tradition and all of Egypt to be together.

Nose Graze — Young Adult book reviews

Astarte's Wrath is perfect for any huge Egyptian mythology buffs. Riddled with war, chaos, history, and mythology, this book is intense, full of action, and tragic. It takes place during the Battle of Actium (between Octavian of Rome and Cleopatara of Egypt) so it's safe to say that there is a lot of loss, betrayal, and devastation. Entire empires and kingdoms are at stake and with politics being what they are, there is plenty of blood.

What I really liked
Christy LoveOfBooks
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am so excited to share Astarte’s Wrath with you all! I read Destiny’s Fire last year and loved it. A lot. I knew Trisha was going to write a sequel, so I waited and waited. Finally, she gave us Astarte’s Wrath. Here’s the thing, though: it’s not technically a sequel. This book is set thousands of years prior to Destiny’s Fire. They are connected, but this could be read as a standalone. I guarantee you won’t be able to read one without the other, though.

Like I said, I read Destiny’s Fire last y
Debbie I Heart YA Books
Astarte's Wrath is an absolutely beautiful historical romance with supernatural elements. I fell in love with the way author Trisha Wolfe twisted this fictional love story with the true history of Cleopatra's son, Caesarion (Xarion), the pharaoh of Egypt. Xarion and Star’s romance is sexy, humorous, and heart-wrenching as they fill a lifetime of love in the short time they have with each other. Xarion had my heart with the tender, sensual way he loves Star. He’s is a beautiful, breathtakingly se ...more
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
Astarte's wrath begins with quite a bang. There is lots of action, and it is a fast paced and addictive read.
The historical aspects of the story were well done. It felt natural to the world building and as person that usually doesn't do historical fiction that is a very good thing.
Liked how tough Star is and how she respects her position and takes it seriously but also knows when a fight is needed. She is a great main character to read about with her resolve, her skills, and how she questions
JoLee (Wickedly Delicious Book Blog)
Rating: 4 stars - Loved It

Astarte's Wrath is my first Trisha Wolfe novel I have read and will not be my last. Trisha Wolfe is an amazing story teller with a beautiful writing voice. Loved how she made me feel like I was right there in her amazing world she created. Especially the beach and dance scene. I loved how her imagination world with magic, romance, blended nicely with Egyptian history. I loved the forbidden love as it was nicely done that I was giggling, smiling, crying with sad and happ
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 STARS!!!

This book was given to me by the author in return for an honest review.

Trisha Wolfe has created a wonderful and unique New Adult Paranormal series!!!

This is book 2 in the Kythan Guardians series. But actually this is the prequel to book 1, "Destiny's Fire". This book helps the reader better understand the Kythan Guardians. "Destiny's Fire" is an urban fantasy taking place in 2040. But this book's setting is ancient Egypt.

The Kythan Guardians were created by sorcerers to protect th
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible look back into the captivating origin of the Kythan guardians! I absolutely loved Destiny's Fire when it came out last year, and discovering the history of the Kythan through the eyes of the mesmerizing Astarte was the perfect link between hers and Dez's stories. In a magical world of unrest and slavery, Astarte faced betrayal, doubt, and temptation at the hands of an enemy she never could have imagined; but her forbidden love for the devoted (and completely swoon-worthy!) pha ...more
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
First things first, Trish Wolfe is a truly gifted author with a knack for the type of writing that takes you away from reality. I fell in love with her first book, Destiny's Fire. I was so looking forward to this prequel, to learn about the origin of the story.

Astarte's Wrath was a beautifully written story. And it's so clear when reading, that Wolfe put so much work into it, with the very detailed (and I'll assume) accurate description of life in ancient Egypt. I know that those who are intere
Lindsay Mead
Oh, what a beautiful story. I just loved this story and cried so hard at the end. I loved the action, the magic, the Egyptian setting, and the lovely but bittersweet ending. I talk about this book and others on my YouTube channel, here:

Recommended & Cutie's Pick

Yes/No Checklist
Sex: Yes *It's referenced in a pretty tasteful manner and then sorta fades to black,
Gore: Some
Rape: No
Magic: Yes
Drugs: Yes *Beer laced with Opium. Keep in mind this is Ancient Egypt and that is n
Nicki Elson
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's official - I'm a Trisha Wolfe fan. She has such a wonderfully easy writing style and a true talent for authentic world building and intricate plot weaving. She's the master of surprise, and while reading Astarte's Wrath I found myself gasping out loud more than once when the plot made an unexpected turn.

And then there's the chemistry between the two leads - even before we meet him we feel Star's connection to him, and this story has one of THE best "first time" scenes I've ever read...and t
Victoria Scott
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of Trisha Wolfe's absolute best works! Wolfe is a master at bringing the steamy, but she outdoes herself in ASTARTE'S WRATH. Egyptian research drips from this story, but it's weaved in so seamlessly that it heightens the world building versus weighing it down. The guy characters are sexy, the story is fast-paced, and the main character is someone I want to be. Overall, a winning story you shouldn't miss!
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one story you do NOT want to miss out on!!!! Trisha Wolfe has an amazing talent and her story just proves how awesome her writing is! There is so much chemistry you'll have to wipe the steam from your glasses! It is so easy to fall into Star's(Astarte) world. This is rich in detail, and the history and research that would go into such a book is amazing. I am totally hooked!!! I want more!!!
*coughs* Bath scene!
Aug 06, 2013 marked it as to-read
Finally! A YA/NA book about ancient Egypt. Please don't disappoint me, book. I've been waiting for you for a long time.
Bonnie (A Backwards Story)
Mythology has always been one of my greatest loves, and the way Trisha Wolfe wove Egyptian beliefs into an historical fantasy novel when creating ASTARTE'S WRATH immediately intrigued me. Cleopatra and her son Caesarion are brought to life in the tumultuous period before they are conquered by Octavian. If you know your history, you'll know that it's impossible for this book to have a complete happy ending, however, Wolfe manages to strike an intriguing balance. ASTARTE'S WRATH is a companion nov ...more
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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"My title be damned. I've loved you for ages. And I'm going to make you mine."

Talk about a forbidden epic romance that took the saying "against all odds" to a whole new level! I know it says in the blurb that this would involve "A tragic love story.", but after finishing it, I'd like to think of it as an epic romance that went beyond the earthly realm instead. More than just being a doomed and tragic romance, I think that it was actually hopeful and inspiring because it was the start of a whol
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Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Do you guys have any idea how much I loved this story? OMG so much! I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I started Astarte’s Wrath by Trisha Wolfe. I knew that I’ve loved all that she has written so far, and fell in love with Destiny’s Fire. But Astarte’s Wrath is, by far, theeeeeeeeeee best book that Trisha Wolfe has written thus far!

It had everything that I love in a good read. Romance, deception, action, fantastic characters, and a world that I loved getting completely engrossed in.

To be
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book fascinated me in the best kind of ways. Bringing back the beautiful scenery and stories, whether tragic or beautiful of the Ancient Egyptian time period when Pharoahs and Cleopatra were still around. I've always been fascinated with this part of history and this book did not disappoint in the very least. It made me more interested in Ancient Egypt overall and the people who lived in this time period. I even had to look up a few gods here and there during reading this book because I wan ...more
Raina {The LUV'NV}
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I've never read Trisha Wolfe's works before picking up this novel and must say I'm astounded by her talent. Poignant and sensual, Astarte's Wrath is a beautiful story of an all-encompassing love, with the perfect blend of history and paranormal elements. Trisha Wolfe obviously did her research and knows how to capture sexy and heartbreaking romance with deep characters, a rich plot, and a world full of documented and original details.

From the very first scene, I was pulled into the sett
Rating Clarification: 3.5 / 5

Make sure to check out my tour stop for this book to read a smexy bath scene from Xarion's POV (;

Imagine being bound to serve for the rest of your immortal life, your powers and wills forever under the command of one ruling family. Then imagine falling in love with the one who holds that command over you, knowing ASTARTE'S WRATH, plus touches of humor, adventure, fun, and magic.

One thing you should know about this book is that it’s mainly a romance book. And if you’
Jessica (BookRockGoddess) Bolton
I will be posting a full review on the 18th. I will say that this book is fantastic and you guys should keep it on your radar.

I will be doing a review for this book on my vlog on YouTube in the next couple of days. I would also like to thank Trisha for so generously providing a copy of her book for review.

My Thoughts:

First off, I was a little disappointed that this wasn't the sequel to Destiny's Fire because I have been waiting for it anxiously. Then I read this book and I was blown away by how
Juewelz - SMIBookClub
Let’s start off by giving credit were credit is due. Just by looking at this lovely cover you are in awe. So major shout out to whomever designed this cover. You did an amazing job with the coloring, lettering and over all design. Kudos to you!

I signed up to be apart of awesome group Tuff Girl Legion Author Trisha Wolfe’s street (online) team. The first book we had the option to review was Astarte’s Wrath. According to goodreads it is a Young Adult/Mature Adult due to sexual content, drinking an
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  • Destiny's Fire (Kythan Guardians)
“My senses flood with feeling, so intense, and then I'm cradled in warmth. The heat stems from my hand and spreads through my body. I look down and lace my fingers through his.
He strokes my jawline, lifting my face to meet his emerald eyes-clear and vibrant-like time never passed between us. "You're home," he says, his voice stirring all my love.
"You're my home.”
“Would you trade a long, nearly immortal life of servitude in exchange for a short one...with me?"
I tuck in my chin, avoiding his hard stare.
"I would give up my crown if it meant finding a way to free you, Star." He releases my hand. "But you have to want that freedom. Not fear it.”
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