Crown of Cinders

47North: Amazon. (Wings of Fury, Bk. 2). Oct. 2021. 271p. ISBN 9781542023740. pap. $14.95.
Althea Lambros is in hiding when this sequel picks up. In Wings of Fury, she had discovered that she was the daughter of Cronus (self-proclaimed God of Gods) and began to reclaim the power she and her sisters were stripped of at birth. To do so, she must ally with her lover Theo and her half-brother Zeus against the formidable power of Cronus and the elder Titans, who are ready to bring destruction down upon the world. As mortals and gods choose sides, Althea and her family must find a way to defeat their immortal father, reconcile their fraught heritage, and write history in their favor. In her action-packed novel with flawed and powerful characters, King gives the Lambros sisters uplifting emotional arcs as they discover their extended family. King’s Althea (aka Hera) is true to the vengeful nature portrayed in Greek myth; this plot supports her anger and balances it with her love and desire for justice.
VERDICT The sequel to Wings of Fury centers Hera as the mastermind of the battle between the Titans and Olympians. King’s feminist retelling broadens myth with family, fury, and power.
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