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Monday, March 11, 2013

Murder on Olympus Review


Re imagining the Greek Gods of Olympus and placing them on modern Earth, this urban fantasy novel focuses on Plato Jones, who, after a stint with the Olympic Bureau of Investigation, is through with the Gods and their political games. While at first glance the Gods of Olympus are as different from one another as salt is from sugar, and despite their bickering, they share a universal bond, a thread of commonality that unites them: they’re all jerks. Against Plato’s protests, he’s drawn into a murder investigation where the murderer’s targets are the Gods themselves. Plato has cracked some tough cases: exposing cheating spouses, capturing treasonous heretics, and hunting three-headed dogs, but this time he’s in over his head. How can he solve a crime that’s impossible to commit? And what chance does Plato—a mere mortal—have against something powerful enough to kill a God?

My Review

The Greek Gods of Olympus are alive, well and living on modern day Earth. Can you imagine? Mortals are second class citizens and Zeus is president. This was one of the better realistic fantasy books I've read in a while. If it weren't for the Gods you would find everything very feasible. Plato is a great main character, lots of humor and wit mixed in with him being a really good detective. He gets roped into solving 3 murders of Gods. Not only does he have to solve the murders, but he's dealing with having a hit out on HIM. This story moves at a pretty fast pace so there's no chance of being distracted or bored. There's also no easy hints about who the killer is. I'm really good at figuring out "who done its" before the end, and I had no clue with this story. The ending, and the reveal of who the killer was, was a surprise for sure. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I'm looking forward to more Plato Jones stories!

3 comments:

  1. Oh, this one sounds really good. Will have to add to my TBR pile.

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  2. This sounds like a good book to forget the current world and get lost in.

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  3. This sounds kind of interesting--may just pick up a copy just to see if I can figure it out before the end!

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