Title: The Goddess Inheritance
Author: Aimee Carter
Publication Year: 2013
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Mythology, Fantasy
Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can’t stop her — until Cronus offers a deal.
In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he’ll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.
With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.
Even if it costs her eternity.
After the disappointment of the last book, this one wasn’t much better. Kind of to be expected, since the major antagonist and the conflict is the same, but hey. What can I say?
I did end up liking the outcome of The Goddess Inheritance, and it felt like the journey was worth where Kate and Henry and the others end up. I just wish that Carter would have written it in some other way, with some other conflict. But maybe that’s just my personal hangup. I’ve heard that other people rather liked the Titan angle, so I might just be being too picky.
Anyways, I ended up liking the series as a whole, but definitely felt like the first book was the strongest. Up to you whether you think it’s worth a read or not.