book review · Myth · Young Adult

Book Review: Son of War (A Sphinx Novella)

34745603Author: Raye Wagner
Format: eARC
Genre: Young Adult, Mythology
Publisher: Independent Publishing Paltform
Date Published: April 2017
Number of Pages:
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Xan Tierney was raised by his father Ares to be ruthless and lethal. As a kynigόs, he spends his time eliminating monsters that prey on naïve mortals and foolish demigods. There’s no doubt he’s the best, so when the daughter of Athena asks him to let Apollo’s sons tag along on a routine hunt, he agrees. But the sons of Apollo are arrogant idiots, and what should’ve been an easy kill turns deadly.
Forced to recuperate at the conservatory, Xan is surrounded by painful memories and fresh accusations. He can’t wait until he’s well enough to leave, so he can return to hunting. Unfortunately for him, the resident demigods have their own agendas.
Xan may be the son of Ares, but his fighting skills are no match for what the Fates have woven into his immortal destiny.
Son of War is a Sphinx Companion Story; however, it can be enjoyed independent of the series.



THE WRITING. I like the writing style of Raye Wagner whereas she starts off this novella in a fight scene that had me hooked eventually. I like how she laid out her characters and built them the way she intended them to be took on by her readers

THE PLOT. I honestly expected more on this novella; this is already the Xan we know, just that we get to find out what gave him his drive to be a good senior demigod to the conservatory. What I hoped to see on this Xan novella was the person that he was before everything went to hell, like get to know Ronan, Luc & Isa. But hopefully we’ll get that if Raye decided to write more about Xan.

THE CHARACTERS. I already love Xan but what this book did to me is made me understand and kind of like Oblea, hate those infuriating and idiotic sons of Apollo even more and made me sad because of Evie’s fate.

THE ENDING. I like how Xan grew as a person and accepted the responsibility that was thrust into him. I’m still hoping for that novella,you know, Xan and friends.

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