Goddesses Hera, Athena, and Venus have had it up to here with the Trojan War. Read more...
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Goddesses Hera, Athena, and Venus have had it up to here with the Trojan War. So much devastation--all because of some silly male egos. The worst of the bunch is Achilles, the Greek champion whose powers have made him practically invincible. To stop him would be to end the war. But the only way to stop a man like Achilles is to distract him--with something far more pleasurable than combat.
The three goddesses seize their chance when a twenty-first-century beauty named Kat and her best friend perish in a car crash in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In no time, they shift the friends' souls into the bodies of a Trojan princess and her handmaiden, having no doubt that Kat will catch Achilles's attention. But time will only tell if her independent, fiery spirit can match the unquenchable fire of his epic rage...
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 55.
- Review Date: 2008-03-24
- Reviewer: Staff
Hera, Athena and Venus, deciding that they’ve had enough of the Trojan War, summon Kat and Jackie, coeds from the University of Tulsa, to go back in time and make the two great warriors of the Greek army—Achilles and his cousin Patroklos—fall in love with them, cease fighting and end the war. While things go smoothly for Patroklos and Jackie, Kat has a more difficult time with rageful Achilles, destined to die at the walls of Troy after he kills Hector, the prince. Kat must also contend with Greek king Agamemnon, who hates Achilles and wants the glory of the Trojan conquest, no matter what the cost to others. Cast (Goddess of Love) keeps the loosely divine proceedings frothy, fun (“By Hermes’s flamingly gay buttocks, she is absolutely perfect,” exclaims Venus of Kat) and far outside the usual range of mythology. (May)