Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.
Iphigenia seems to have it all.
As the eldest daughter of the House of Atreus and princess of Mycenae, Iphigenia has had an idyllic childhood despite her family’s bloodstained history. She is the darling of the people of her city, and at her side are her endearingly annoying sister Electra and adorable baby brother Orestes. As she comes of age, however, that fragile peace is threatened by strange, burgeoning feelings for her handmaiden. Amidst this crisis of identity, another looms as an ancient goddess only Iphigenia can see simmers beneath the surface of reality. All of this falls to the back burner when war with the Trojans looms high on the horizon, and Iphigenia’s father summons her with a proposal of marriage she would go to the ends of the earth to avoid.
In a desperate attempt to circumnavigate her fate, Iphigenia discovers a dark truth: the altar her father intends for her is sacrificial rather than matrimonial. It is only by an act of divine intervention that she survives, and it is by divine retribution that she will have her revenge.
It is from the desecrated shores of Aulis that Iphigenia will embark on a journey that will take her from the furthest reaches of the ancient Mediterranean to the underworld itself. Amidst romances with goddesses and her own terrifying deification, Iphigenia plots. Despite the pleas of everyone around her, she vows that blood will soon stain the marble halls of the House of Atreus once again.
Vengeance is sweet, but as Iphigenia soon discovers, it comes at a price that could cost her everything.
Here I am yet again with a greek mythology retelling, surprise surprise! But for real, Now the Wind Scatters sounds absolutely amazing. It’s a queer retelling of the myth of Iphigenia and I just can’t wait to read it. The Kindle edition is available for only $4.99 here. Such a bargain!
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Interesting choice, Stephanie! I know I can count on you whenever I’m in the mood to read books on mythology and retellings 😉
Maybe I’ll do a post on my very favorite greek mythology books sometime!
I’m a sucker for a Greek retelling – but that opening line in the blurb made my heart sink, somewhat. I know what happens to poor Iphigenia:((. I hope you enjoy this one, Stephanie.
I hope it will have a happy ending somewhat somehow!
You find the best Greek myth retellings! I do like the sound of this. I hope you get to read it soon😁
This does sound amazing!
Great choice, Stephanie. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about it.
This sounds like an interesting book. Good choice!
My Waiting on Wednesday post.
I do love a good retelling of mythology, and this one sounds fantastic. Thank you for sharing!
I seem to be collecting mythology retellings lately. Now I just need to read them! This sounds like a good one too.
I love stories based on mythology and lore. I hope you really enjoy this one! Thanks for linking up!
I love ancient Greece as a historical fiction setting. Can you imagine being chosen to be sacrificed?