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3.09  ·  Rating details ·  58 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
When the handsome shepherd Tenthus falls asleep naked on the hillside, he's surprised and delighted to wake and find himself in the arms of a gorgeous male muse named Euterpius. Their passionate encounter is short-lived, because it angers Euterpius's father, Zeus. Then Zeus curses Tenthus to the life of a cicada, winged, immortal, and rising every seventeen years for a mon ...more
Kindle Edition, 130 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by Loose ID (first published January 1st 2009)
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Love is.... pain and sorrow but also hope and happiness... that's the message of this book, and that's why I'm giving it 5 stars

What a cicada and a book can have in common?

A LOT!!!!

The plot
Reading the blurb I was scared to death... no kidding. I read also some reviews and everyone was telling the same thing... sex, sex and sex.
Ok, first a warn: It's a VERY erotic book. A demigod that rises with semen, and live from it? Up to the end of his cycle life?
Yep, I was scared, and thanks to a bunch o
Heidi Belleau
Well-researched as far as I can tell, immersive setting and a couple of noteworthy sex scenes, but the dealbreaker for me was characterization. I wanted to care about the leads, but I felt like I never got to know them. I was "told" why Phaedrus should appeal to me as a reader and make me root for him, but it wasn't organic. The supporting characters seemed to arbitrarily exist as the author needed them and otherwise fade into irrelevancy. The plot hinged on the main characters falling in love a ...more
Feb 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set in the mythical world of Ancient Greece when gods and immortals roamed their world, the story of Tenthus, Euterpius, and Phaedrus is an intricately woven dance highlighting the capriciousness of Gods and often their cruelty. Although the author takes numerous elements and ideas from mythology the final work of fiction is original and creative, yet so similar to its roots the tale could be a story from mythology itself.

Tenthus begins as an innocent, an unwitting pawn in the eternal game of bo
Don Bradshaw
I was disappointed by this book. There was too much angst for me. I normally enjoy a book built around mythology but much of the missle of the book could have been left out. The gods were cruel this time around.
Jul 01, 2011 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Err...I'm not a big fan of free, so much sex...and I can imagine this entire book just leaking semen...ewwwww
Pia Veleno
Jun 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Pia by: Dhympna du Maurier
First, be warned of two things--

1) This is not for the faint of heart. There are two orgy scenes, but both play into the story/setting/characters.

2) The start of the story is written like the old myths of Zeus and his pantheon. It was hard to read at first, but I applaud the author for keeping the writing style in line with the theme.

Now that the disclaimers are out of the way, I enjoyed this book immensely. It had dark, sweet, love, hate, betrayal, trust, friendship, competition, bitterness, c
First impressions?... The word 'phallos' was overused, so much so that I thought this was a satirical retelling of Greek mythology. Having said that, as the story progressed I found myself drawn to the characters and their plight. It was so filled with angst that I couldn't help but feel their heartache as my own. I would have liked more detail on Phaedrus' upbringing and Diomedes' modus operandi. Overall I found the setting and plot an interesting one, there was a potential for an epic tale but ...more
Jul 12, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Shows a lot of promise but didn't quite follow through. I liked the setting- mythological Greece- but never really bought the romance. Maybe it was just too short? It felt like it could have been really good if the characters were fleshed out but as it was, it was all rather cardboard.

But the cover's *very* pretty.
Aug 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Snowtulip by: Gabbo
Consort is a beautifully written book, that pushed my comfort level. I saw snapshots of insight into the characters throughout the book, but would have loved to understand them a little better (but this is often the way of gods and demigods).
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The world building is brilliant and vivid; the writing is really lovely to read; the idea for the story was wonderful.

But wow, I could not care at all about the characters or the "romance."
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Nica Berry attended the 2005 Clarion Writer's Workshop for Science Fiction and Fantasy,
the 2007 Taos Toolbox workshop for SF/F novelists, and graduated with a Master's
degree in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University in January 2008.

When she's not writing, Nica likes to hang out at the zoo and take pictures of the animals.
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