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Court of the Phantom Queen

(Lovers and Liars: Immortal Wars #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  19 reviews
For centuries, the house of Zeus has reigned over some of the world's largest, most powerful civilizations. First with the Greeks, next with the Romans and their conquered foes. Fueled by their worship, the old Hellenic gods remained unchallenged and supreme for centuries. Now, in the fourth century of the new world order, goddess Athena has discovered a growing enemy: the ...more
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Published April 5th 2017
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Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 "We are a funny sort, we gods..." Stars!

Liz Meldon, starts her new Immortal Wars series, with an unexpected slap-in-the-face read. If you have read the original Lovers and Liars stories you will know how well the author crafts a tale, but even so this little novella took me completely by surprise.

For centuries, the house of Zeus has reigned over some of the world's largest, most powerful civilizations. First with the Greeks, next with the Romans and their conquered foes. Fueled by their
Lakshmi C
Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book has a handy glossary that refreshes your knowledge of mythology along with the slight Greek and Roman differences. This story used a fair bit of Irish mythology, something I particularly enjoy.

If you're not familar with Lovers and Liars : this series uses a concept where the number of followers determines the powers of a God or Goddess. Strength is linked to faith and weakness is associated with dwindling worshippers - A situation where humans are forgetting the ancient Gods and Goddess
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review to follow :).
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't typically read many fantasy or paranormal romances. But there was something about this story that I couldn't ignore. Honestly I wanted to try reading a different genre for a change and I was very intrigued about this story. This author didn't disappoint with this riveting fantasy romance that will have you hooked from beginning to end. The synopsis for this book was one of the things that has initially drew me to this story. And I wasn't disappointed. Athena's story had so much more than ...more
Tony Duxbury
May 10, 2017 rated it liked it
A short, but enjoyable novel. The Greek pantheon was adopted by the Romans and has enjoyed their worship for centuries. Now another cult has arisen, the Christian God. Most of the Gods see it as a passing phase, as has happened before, but Athena perceives a real threat. Worshipers are turning away from them in droves, temples are being desecrated. Without worshipers the Gods lose their power. The mortals that should care, don't. Athena is a no nonsense sort, so she persuades her father to let h ...more
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
The gods of ancient times seek a solution to the One God phenomenon, especially Athena, and to that end she travels to Ireland, to the godly kingdom where Morrigan awaits, also known as the Phantom Queen.

Anything with ancient times is reading material for me and I loved the spin placed on the mythology of the past here. Well written, a flowing style that kept me reading. Intrigue, betrayal with a twist of romance – definitely worth it. I look forward to reading the next book, to find out what At
Brianna Hale
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A clever and beautifully written fantasy romance!
Dec 27, 2020 rated it liked it
3.4 out of 5 for me!

I always enjoy Liz's creativity and the way she writes stories, it always sucks me in. I love how Liz weaves worlds so I have no problem diving right into the story. Athena is a fun and interesting character, much different from Aphrodite in her other series. The author stays true to how the goddess is described according to history but I kind of wish we knew more about her. Quirks and other little things that history wouldn't describe and make this Athena a little more uniqu
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!!

The house of Zeus had ruled, uncontested, over Humanity for thousands of years. Believing themselves to be all powerful, the Gods became careless. Now, the Cult of the One threatens their very existence.

Athena decides to take matters into her own hands and bring all the Godly pantheons of the World under a united front. She knows their strength is in numbers but making the Old Gods complaisant won't be an easy task. They are arrogant, proud and power hungry still.

While Athena's cause
Ramona Plant
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Court of the Phantom Queen is a well written book by Liz Meldon. It is a unique concept bringing together greek mythology with other godly pantheons. Athena has quite the task at her hands and is determine to have success. She has a great group that supports her no matter how much they believe in the cause but they believe in her. Sadly with great power often comes corruptness. The pace of the book is pretty good, it does drag on a little bit during the "games" held in honor of her visit to Dagd ...more
Becky Baldridge
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you're familiar with mythology, then you know of the idea that the gods are fueled by belief and worship. That is where this first book in the Immortal Wars series takes off. Goddess Athena sets out to unite the pantheons against the "Cult of One." Her first stop on this quest is the court of Dagda where things don't go exactly as she's planned.
Liz Meldon has delivered a wonderfully written, fast-paced tale of the gods in all their arrogance. This novella length read is packed full of the ex
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The rising of the cult of The One is a threat to every pagan god. The Romans are the first to feel the tremor of this new wave of fanatic and one goddess make it her mission to unite the divines in the understanding of this enemy. Cunning Athena knows her trip in Tir na nOg will be a challenge of faux semblants and that not all gods are to be trusted.
In this book you’ll find characters known and yet so foreign, places enchanted, talks and actions.
This game of myths, treaties, war and love is de
The Mysterious Reader
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book, full of gods and goddesses from different pantheons intermingling, but (happily) ac absent of easy solutions as it could possibly be - in large part due to the stupidity of said gods and goddesses (with special note for vindictive Hera, bloodthirsty Ares and vapid Aphrodite. I loved the characters in this book and, quite simply, I want more Lugh and Athena. My only real complaint is that I disliked the open-ended-ness of the ending. Despite that this is still easily a f ...more
Dec 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Start of an interesting series with gods and goddesses from around the world. This is a bit of fantasy, mythology and paranormal story rolled into one with a dash of possible romance. The story ends in a cliffhanger so beware, but is enjoyable start of the series.
Deborah  Colgrove
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book about the Gods and their relationships with their human followers. I enjoyed this book very much.
Beneath The Covers Blog
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads, sonal
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Sarina Langer
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Megan Manzano
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The minute I heard about a book centered around Greek Mythology, I jumped on it. I've always had a fascination with it - spending many hours on the internet looking up stories. I didn't need the glossary, but thankfully there's a big one at the beginning of the book which is super helpful to readers.

Liz didn't waste time diving into action which is great since it's a novella. You need to hook your audience immediately. Every God or Demi-God had a distinct personality, some quite humorous. I thi
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May 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-r2r-books
I received this book for free from author for an honest review.

I love all the mythology involved especially with the Greek, Celtic and Norse Godsods and Goddesses but the story itself was a little difficult for me to really get into. I could see how it was telling how all the pantheons just vanished BC people stopped believing in them. Lugh was a good guy and I felt bad for him that he kept getting rejected by Athena.

Thank you for letting me read your book:)
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Liz is a Canadian author who grew up in the Middle East. She has a degree in Bioarchaeology from Western University, and when she isn't writing about her own snarky characters, she is reading about other people’s snarky characters, babying her herb garden, loitering on social media, or taking care of her furbabies.

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