Come and join us for a journey across the world in search of the Lost Gods. The Gods of Olympus are dying and that has lead to an all out war. To save the gods we will need to trek across the world to find the lost gods and Achilles the greatest warrior that ever lived. There will be dangerous enemies along the way and fragile alliances made. The fate of the world lies in you succeeding on your quest. Does that sound like fun or do you think you might need a little bit of help? Well we have decided to provide you with an excellent tour guide that is willing to help prepare you and lead you on this grand adventure. She is quite the expert when it comes to dealing with these pesky gods since she is the one that created them. Please join me in welcoming our tour guide Kendare Blake.
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DFT: To start things off can you give us a list of supplies that we will need for the journey?
Kendare: Unfortunately as we are all mortal here, what we will most likely need is a last will and testament. A living will wouldn’t hurt. Neither would some Snickers bars, because, you know, mortals be hungry.
(I’m not sure what we will be able to find much since we are at a carnival, but with popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones readily available I don’t think we have to worry about starving!)
DFT: Do you really think we will be in any danger if we decide to come on the quest? I know that we are searching for lost gods but we should be fairly safe right?
Kendare: We will not be safe. Many will die. I expect a mortality and client loss rate of approximately 40%. You’ll all have to sign waivers.
(That doesn’t sound too good. I am kind of a baby when it comes to blood, so if someone dies just don’t let me see it!)
DFT: Who do you think we might encounter along the way? Will there be any cute single heroes or gods for us to meet?
Kendare: Yes, all gods are single. Even the married ones. I don’t know how cute they are anymore though, what with the rampant death sweeping through them. Heroes though, will certainly be cute. However they are likely to be infuriating.
(I wouldn’t mind running into Hercules, in all the stories he was always quite the hunk ) – Alas, Kevin Sorbo is unavailable for this tour. He sends his regards.
DFT: Well enough questions about what to expect let’s get the show on the road. Where are we going to head to first?
Kendare: Probably the underworld, because it’s super fun to get there. Does anyone have a chicken, or a small reptile I can bleed?
(Is it going to be somewhere tropical because I would love to work on my tan?) – No tans in the underworld. But the light there will make you a very attractive shade of sallow.
DFT: How long do you think we are going to be on the road? Do we need to plan on being gone for a while or is it going to be a pretty short trip?
Kendare: I’ll make you a deal. We’ll stop back home every time someone dies. To mourn, and, you know, pick up more Snickers bars.
(I don’t really like sleeping on the ground so hopefully if this is a long trip we can stay in a hotel) – You’re lucky that Athena’s not leading you. She’d have your hide for trying to stay in a hotel. But, I don’t like sleeping on the ground either, so hotels it is!
DFT: Are we going to be safe from Cassandra’s wrath if she decides to go crazy when we meet up with the other gods?
Kendare: Cassandra? I am not bringing that dame. She is not safe. Do you want to live or not?
(Cassandra kind of scares me so I don’t really want to be around when she finds Aphrodite)
DFT: Do we need to worry about the fact that all the gods are dying? Is it going to in some way affect the human race when they are all gone?
Kendare: The human race will be affected in that there will be no more jerky gods to jerk us around. But they are sweet, and we will miss them. Is that what you mean?
(The disease that is killing them isn’t something we can catch right!) – Fear not, you can’t catch the death of a god. But if you decide to hook up with Dionysus I make no similar guarantee. I hear…he’s got the stuff…that is catching…
DFT: Athena has spent the latter part of her life avoiding humans for the most part. Do you think she is going to be ok with having a bunch of human companions along for this important journey?
Kendare: We’re not actually going with her. She’d be annoyed. I’m going to follow in her shadow. She won’t notice. She’s really…laser focused these days.
(I know she is dying but she is still a powerful god that I wouldn’t want to annoy.)
DFT: Throughout history Hermes has always been known as quite the trickster. I know that with everything being so dire he’s probably not going to be in a joking mode, but do you think he might tell us a few to help pass the time?
Kendare: Hermes will definitely be jovial. Then he’ll seduce us all. And eat all our Snickers bars, so lock those up, people!
(I know I might need a little pick me up with everyone dying and all that!)
DFT: On our journey what is the one thing you are most looking forward to?
Kendare: Well, now, the hotel sleeping. I really thought we’d have to rough it. But also, finding Achilles. Things will come to a head one way or another, once we find him. Things always do.
(I honestly just hope we make it out alive, but I wouldn’t mind a little romance and drama along the way!)
Survival Tips 101:
Since this is going to be a long and dangerous journey can you give a few survival tips we might be able to use to make sure we don’t die along the way!
Come not between Cassandra and her prey. She’s like a Nazgul like that.
Do not show Hermes where you keep your food. You will lose it.
Do not make out with Achilles when we find him. I know, everyone will be trying to, but it never turns out well.
Do not piss Athena off.
Do not piss Athena off.
And oh yeah, do not piss Athena off.
Thanks so much for being our tour guide today and hopefully everyone enjoyed the journey!
Kendare Blake is an import from South Korea who was raised in the United States by caucasian parents. You know, that old chestnut. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree in Writing from Middlesex University in London. She brakes for animals, the largest of which was a deer, which sadly didn’t make it, and the smallest of which was a mouse, which did, but it took forever. Amongst her likes are Greek Mythology, rare red meat and veganism. She also enjoys girls who can think with the boys like Ayn Rand, and boys who scare the morality into people, like Bret Easton Ellis.
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Available October 14, 2014 from Tor Teen
About this Book:
Ares, God of War, is leading the other dying gods into battle. Which is just fine with Athena. She’s ready to wage a war of her own, and she’s never liked him anyway. If Athena is lucky, the winning gods will have their immortality restored. If not, at least she’ll have killed the bloody lot of them, and she and Hermes can die in peace.
Cassandra Weaver is a weapon of fate. The girl who kills gods. But all she wants is for the god she loved and lost to return to life. If she can’t have that, then the other gods will burn, starting with his murderer, Aphrodite.
The alliance between Cassandra and Athena is fragile. Cassandra suspects Athena lacks the will to truly kill her own family. And Athena fears that Cassandra’s hate will get them ALL killed.
The war takes them across the globe, searching for lost gods, old enemies, and Achilles, the greatest warrior the world has ever seen. As the struggle escalates, Athena and Cassandra must find a way to work together. Because if they can’t, fates far worse than death await.