cover image Wings of Fury

Wings of Fury

Emily R. King. 47North, $14.95 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-1-5420-2373-3

Set in ancient Greece, this sumptuous adventure from King (the Hundredth Queen series) sees a fierce heroine contending with brutal Titans, suspicious vestals, and a petulant Boy God. Eleven-year-old Althea Lambros witnesses her mother die while giving birth to a half-Titan baby after having been raped by the god Cronus, the most powerful Titan. At her dying mother’s request, Althea vows to protect her older sisters, Cleora and Bronte. But when Althea is 18, Cronus’s goons kidnap Cleora. Althea seeks advice on how to defeat Cronus from the oracle Clotho, who tasks Althea with retrieving the 15-year-old Boy God Zeus from the island of Crete, where he’s been hidden from Cronus, his father, by his mother. Zeus has the power to overthrow Cronus and unite the Titans under his own rule—but not without Althea’s help. To succeed, Althea must evade the evil General Decimus, who has marked her as his property; thwart the vengeful Erinyes; and defy the handsome but deceitful Col. Theo Angelos. King ably weaves Greek mythology into a cat-and-mouse spectacle. Readers will cheer for Althea as she upholds her family’s honor and fights belligerent gods with determination and confidence. This is a winner. [em]Agent: Marlene Stringer, Stringer Literary. (Feb.) [/em]