Today I am reviewing The Origin Of The Sphinx by Raye Wagner.
Blurb: In Ancient Greece, the invocation “May the Gods watch over you” was more than a spoken blessing. It was an entreaty for divine benevolence.
When Damon sees a beautiful woman alone, far from civilization, he can’t help but be drawn to her. But his life–as it should have been– is altered and twisted by the immortal touch of deity.
Damon’s daughter, Phoibe, is raised to be wary and distrustful of the gods.
And so she must choose–
If Phoibe marries a mortal, she risks eternal solitude for a moment of love.
If she follows her heart, she risks spurning a god.
The gods are powerful, and their knowledge is vast.
But the gods…
The gods are far from perfect.
Origin of the Sphinx is a novella detailing the story leading up to the creation of the mythological creature, the Sphinx. It is the beginning of the Sphinx series.
My Review: The story line of the Gods and mortal interaction was interesting enough even though it is not exactly correct according to the way I learned Greek Mythology and the creation of the Sphinx. I will go along with the creative licence of the author. What really bugged me was what the last and the first part of the book had to do with anything. I know this is going to be a series but it should be able to be a stand alone. I did find the characters dialog left a lot to be desired too. As with most Novellas it is just too short to get a reader involved with the people and what is going on. I give it a 2 star.