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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT IN THE UNDERWORLD
Book 5 in The Underworld Novellas [available on KU]
The fifth and penultimate tale in The Underworld Novellas ― for fans of cosy, low-stake fantasies like Legends & Lattes ― You Are What You Eat in the Underworld is filled with Greek mythology, rich food, found family, and a touch of whimsy. In this novella, we welcome childhood friends Yani and Lexie.
Please note, while not necessary, it is recommended to read the novellas in order for a full reading experience.
It’s not often your own mother tries to kill you.
That’s what led Lexie to Arethusa’s Well all those years ago, where she met Yani, a water nymph with an ancient lineage of his own.
Both seeking refuge from families hunting them, together they flee and build a new life in Asphodel Meadows. Lexie becomes Yani’s anchor in the unfamiliar world on land, and he becomes her best friend.
But, can two such different creatures really depend on one another in territory that isn’t familiar to either of them? The Fates brought them together, but their true natures might tear them apart.
Step into the Underworld, where the boundary between myth and reality blurs, and love and friendship are tested by the Fates and nature itself.
ABOUT GWYNETH LESLEY
Gwyneth Lesley is the author behind the Femme Fatale series, following the archetypes of seven different women experiencing the Greek myths in our modern world unknowingly, and battling the gods for the right to their lives back. Each standalone book in the series follow the heroine's journeys, action, a side of smut, and an overarching theme that will tie all seven stories together in an epic finale.
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"Lesley's plot is clever and inviting, and readers will be entertained by the amusing exchanges between the immortals on Mount Olympus. Displaying traditional prose in the style of Greek mythology is a wise move for Lesley, whose writing is nuanced and elaborate. The format is true to a more classical style that aligns with the book's premise, although there is plenty of attention-grabbing conflict to go around.
Lesley delivers a memorable conclusion that builds on this book's intriguing concepts, and the writing both mimics and amplifies similar genre stories. Despite the challenge of expanding on well-known characters, Lesley is able to present them in refreshing ways that will make readers take notice. Their interiority and development is a surprising strength of the novel."
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