Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Review of Enslaved

ENSLAVED may be purchased here.

Elisabeth Naughton

Gryphon, one of the Eternal Guardians, has changed since his stay and torture in the Underworld, and his fellow Guardians are leery of him.  Gryphon knows, that he must stop Atlanta, who calls to him incessantly and is responsible for his torture.  In order to do this, Gryphon decides to escape but takes a hostage, Maelea, who is, also, trying to escape the colony.  Unknown to Gryphon,  Maelea is the child of Persephone and Zeus, and, therefore, despised by Hades.  Unfortunately for Gryphon, he now has to deal with many Underworld creatures chasing them, as well as, his fellow Guardians.

I love books, that deal with Greek mythology and ENSLAVED doesn't disappoint.  ENSLAVED has an exciting plot, great,tortured characters, and complex world-building.  Gryphon is a very tortured hero, who feels guilty for the things, that happened to him in the Underworld, and to top this off, he can't get rid of the voice in his head.  When he is with Maelea, the voice is bearable, and he, at first keeps her with him, because of this.  However, Gryphon soon grows to admire and love Maelea and wants to protect her.  Because of her heritage and the fact, that Hades is always after her, Maelea has learned not to get involved with others, and as a result is very lonely.  Then, Gryphon comes along, and he speaks to her soul. 

It is great to watch these two tortured souls fall for each other, and I'm really looking forward to the next book with Titus and the mysterious redhead.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an impartial review.


StephTheBookworm said...

I haven't read many books about Greek mythology (maybe none, actually), but this sounds really cool!

Marlene Breakfield said...

It is really cool. I, highly, recommend the entire series.