Downfall of the Gods

Downfall of the Gods

by K. J. Parker

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Overview

If you visit the Temple and ask nicely for forgiveness, you might get it--assuming you aren't Lord Archias and you haven't killed the Goddess's favorite musician, Lysippus. But even goddesses are expected to follow certain rules, and as much as she wants to punish Lord Archias it seems her troublesome, all-powerful father forbids it. So the Goddess will just have to get around that by forgiving Lord Archias if he can manage some simple--or, rather, seemingly impossible--tasks. A Goddess has to do what a goddess has to do.

And in World Fantasy Award winner K. J. Parker's sharply inventive new novella Downfall of the Gods that means everything from soothing supernatural egos to accompanying the argumentative Lord Archias on an epic quest to save his soul...and get her own way. As the Goddess and her mortal charge make their way across the world to the Land of the Dead, a host of divine surprises await them. Could what they find at the end be the downfall of the gods themselves? Only time will tell. This is a story Parker fans won't want to miss.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157770433
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication date: 03/31/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 914,129
File size: 4 MB

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Downfall of the Gods 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
She was at a temple with him - Lord Archias who had killed her favorite musician.He tries to make her go with him to the archbishop after he was done sincerely praying for forgiveness. But then she lets him see who she really is and he now knows she is the Goddess Artemis - the Lady Of The Moon, The Queen of Laughter and it was her temple they had went to. She then leaves and sees her brother Pol and she asks him to by her dinner for her not to tell his wife he was done on earth and having sex with mortal women.Pol and his wife already didn’t get along. Artemis's father intervened for Lord Archias so Artemis makes up a near impossible task to save Lord Archias. The task is to return the musician from the land of the dead. I just could not get into this story . I tried but it just didn’t do anything for me. Also it talks alot of the mischief of the Gods that other stories have already told. The task was to be near to impossible that's not new either . I just didn’t enjoy this. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and thought provoking