by Sharonlee Holder
It’s been a thousand years since the Fates destroyed Olympus, forcing the gods into exile among the humans. Now, led by Eros, the sons and daughters of the Olympians are preparing for war. They are determined to win their freedom, but the Fates will do anything to keep the status quo. A prophesied weapon—said to be able to destroy the Fates—is sought by both sides. Eros and the resistance want to use it to win their freedom, while the Fates race to find the weapon first and destroy it.
Antara, a hybrid of human and Custodial descent, comes into her ancestral powers as the very Tracker Eros needs to find the weapon. Kidnapped, held hostage and forced to confront the hidden truth about her own heritage, Antara is drawn deeper and deeper into a world she never knew existed. Things would be a lot simpler if she could just hate Eros for bringing her here; if his fate weren’t now bound to her own—and if, despite everything, she didn’t already find herself falling in love with him…
Resurgence was another fun departure from my typical books. It’s been a while since I was in my Greco-Roman mythology phase, but I read enough of it at the time that I recognized nearly all of the characters presented in Resurgence. I really enjoyed their modern day incarnations, and look forward to seeing how their bonds strengthen and develop in Renegade.
Murphy was an interesting “extra” from outside the Greco-Roman pantheon. I’m curious to see if his experiment will bear fruit. I would have liked to know his connection to Murphy’s law; hopefully, that will be explained in later books.
Resurgence was surprisingly unpredictable to me, in terms of the broader story line. I will note that I noticed several instances of what I would typically call errors. However, they were utilized with such consistency that I can only assume they’re simply grammar and spelling unique to South Africa.
Overall, I loved Resurgence and am eager to dive in to Renegade.
About the Author
South African, born and bred, Sharonlee Holder lives in one of the outer suburbs of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa.
Life is a happy and creative jumble of a husband, three grown daughters, one super cute grand-daughter, three dogs, a cat, and a mouthy African Grey parrot.
Endless hours at the keyboard are supported by copious amounts of frothy coffee and ‘What ifs?’. Writing breaks are a blend of the big outdoors astride a motorbike, reading or watching anything.
Disclaimer: This review is based on an eBook I downloaded from Amazon on May 17, 2018.