As the title so clearly declares, I’m a HUGE fan of Greek mythology. I’ve been especially interested in the women in Greek myths. They’re not as explored as the male characters in the myths and often the mortal women don’t have a voice in the stories.
This is the second book I’ve read by Nikita Gill. I read Wild Embers a few years ago after stumbling upon one of her poems online. I’ve been hooked ever since. When I found out she was writing a book about the women of Greek mythology I immediately ordered it.
I took my time with this book. I wanted to savor the poems and how it made me feel powerful. Gill not only captures Athena and Artemis, but she captured my favorite mortal girl: Iphegenia. My heart aches for all the women she so meticulously gave life and a voice in her beautiful words.
Gill writes in a way that has me saying, yes. Yes. Yes. With tears in my eyes or pumping my fist. Or both. Gill knows and understands women. She understands strength and tragedy.
I believe you should read all of Gill’s work, but if you have an affinity for Greek mythology, I HIGHLY recommend you read this book. Order it right now. It’s going to stay on my shelf forever next to my other Greek books.
Thank you Gil,l for giving all my Greek girls a voice they and I desperately needed them to have.