Book Reviews of Hades' Daughter (Troy Game, Bk 1)

Hades' Daughter (Troy Game, Bk 1)
Hades' Daughter - Troy Game, Bk 1
Author: Sara Douglass
ISBN-13: 9780765344427
ISBN-10: 0765344424
Publication Date: 9/15/2003
Pages: 672
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Wonderfully detailed book, It took awhile to get going but I'm very glad I read it. The second book is even as good but don't read it before the first. Very good read.
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if you like this kind of reading. couldnt put it down
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This book was actually really good. Sara Douglass had a great way of using facts of history to entwine into this story. Very creative! This was an easy read and you can't put it down because you want to know what is going to happen next.
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Bleh. I couldn't make it past the first 100 pages. The author had no direction on this book. Is it about Theseus? Brutus? Phaedra? It jumps from Ancient Greece to 20th century Europe and back with no discernible connections. I didn't care about finding out what those connections were because I was too bogged down with characters and trying to figure out what the heck was going on.

I'm college-educated, a teacher, a mythology lover, and a pretty smart cookie, but this book confused the tar out of me. Bleh, bleh, bleeeeeeeeh!
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Good science fiction.
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Intense and mythical
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I got as far as page 206 before throwing it against the wall. There was not a single sympathetic character, and the endless cycle of sex, rape, betrayal, clunky convenient details dropped into the almost stream-of-consciousness plot, and non-sensenical scene changes with the reborn Minotaur had me quickly not caring what happened next. I'm not a big fan of fantasy anyway, but I'd hoped that the ancient setting would be a saving grace in the way that David Gemmell's trilogy failed. This one was e...more I got as far as page 206 before throwing it against the wall. There was not a single sympathetic character, and the endless cycle of sex, rape, betrayal, clunky convenient details dropped into the almost stream-of-consciousness plot, and non-sensenical scene changes with the reborn Minotaur had me quickly not caring what happened next. I'm not a big fan of fantasy anyway, but I'd hoped that the ancient setting would be a saving grace in the way that David Gemmell's trilogy failed. This one was even worse - the plot was completely incoherent, although the writing style & shallow characters were about on par with Gemmell. Blah. Avoid at all costs!
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Fantasy that is set in historical time periods is one of my favorites genres to read. This does not disappoint in that respect, nor do the other 3 books in the series. History and mythology is mixed in very well in this entire series. I highly recommend this start to the series.