For today’s Writing on Wednesday, I’m taking a break from the snowflake method to review the lovely Molly Ringle’s Underworld’s Daughter.
Molly was the guest author on this blog Monday, and many of you will remember the review I did on her first book, Persephone’s Orchard.
So without further ado…
Molly Ringle does an amazing job balancing multiple story lines spread across time and multiple characters. She also does an amazing job managing the impact those multiple sets of memories and roles would have on modern day characters. I see glimmers of the past within each of the modern characters but they are still very much their own people.
I was a little hesitant when new POV characters were introduced, but before long, I fell in love with each and every one of them. Molly describes this book’s take on the myths more of “Greek mythology fan fiction” as opposed to retellings, but to me that made it more fun. I’ve read the Greek myths. I’ve read a thousand retellings, I’ve written my own. But done right, a retelling should be original to the author, and if it’s original to the author, it’s going to eventually leave the myth behind to tell the rest of the story.
The ending of this particular story was both heart wrenching and shocking. It immediately had me reaching for book three. I can’t wait to see how it ends.