Sparta forged her into a deadly weapon. Now the Gods need her to save the world!
Seventeen-year-old Daphne has spent her entire life honing her body and mind into that of a warrior, hoping to be accepted by the unyielding people of ancient Sparta. But an unexpected encounter with the goddess Artemis—who holds Daphne’s brother’s fate in her hands—upends the life she’s worked so hard to build. Nine mysterious items have been stolen from Mount Olympus and if Daphne cannot find them, the gods’ waning powers will fade away, the mortal world will descend into chaos, and her brother’s life will be forfeit.
Guided by Artemis’s twin-the handsome and entirely-too-self-assured god Apollo-Daphne’s journey will take her from the labyrinth of the Minotaur to the riddle-spinning Sphinx of Thebes, team her up with mythological legends such as Theseus and Hippolyta of the Amazons, and pit her against the gods themselves.
A reinterpretation of the classic Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo, DAUGHTER OF SPARTA by debut author Claire Andrews turns the traditionally male-dominated mythology we know into a heart-pounding and empowering female-led adventure.
Daughter of Sparta was such a great debut book by Claire Andrews. Normally with fantasy reads, they always start off a little slow for me, but you’re immersed right from the very beginning. Even though I had the ebook copy, I grabbed the audiobook as well and totally recommend it.
I love mythology retellings and didn’t know the story of Daphne and Apollo coming in. But the enemies to lovers (possibly) had me interested right away. Since I’m a romance reader through and through, I’m always looking for little hints of any kind of romance.
Daphne! I stan a kicka– heroine, they’re my absolute favorite kind of characters in anything that I read. I was so intrigued by her and just everything she does to constantly prove herself. Despite an idiot decision by her brother, she’s so loyal to her loved ones and no doubt will do anything as you see when you get through this book.
The romance was a little low, but depending on the reader, it might be good enough for them. I was hoping for something more, but the chemistry and banter is all there. However, with the way this book ended, I’m not sure what will come of them.
The one thing I was little bummed about was that this is going to be a series, I was hoping for a standalone. I just have zero patience this year and series, but I’m invested and looking forward to book 2, Blood of Troy.
From the mythology retelling, action-packed adventure and the hints of romance, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Daphne.