Release Date: 02/26/13
Love or life.
Henry or their child.
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.
During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her--until Cronus offers a deal.
In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.
With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.
Even if it costs her eternity.
My thoughts on the book:
The Goddess Inheritance was a fantastic conclusion to an amazing trilogy! Carter does not disappoint with this final installment. The plot is nonstop suspense, the characters evolve, and the pacing is perfect. It seems like Carter left the ending a little open in case she wants to return to the story some time, but this novel wrapped up all of the issues that were raised in the trilogy. This was an emotional ending, and like the other two books in the series, this novel hooked me on the first page. This is one trilogy you do not want to miss!
I really loved how Kate grew as a character in this book. She went off being a brat sometimes, but she grew and learned from her mistakes. Everyone does stupid things, but I hate when characters don't learn from their mistakes. Kate evolved into a strong and determined goddess by the end of this novel, and she finally learned to accept herself, Henry's love, and her new role in the mythological role. Henry also turned into a more expressive person. He was finally happy, and he went to great lengths to fight for his family. The other secondary characters also changed, and even the ones I didn't previously like grew on me.
The plot was extremely intense, and quite a few things were revealed. I spent the entire book on pins and needles, wondering if Kate would get Milo (not a fan of the name), her child, back from Cronus and Calliope. Carter didn't go into too much detail with the fight scenes, but a sense of urgency definitely accompanied them. The stakes were high in this last installment, and not every character had a happy ending. Some parts were extremely emotional, and I may have teared up a little bit. In an effort not to spoil the book, I'm not going to go into any more detail than that.
The Goddess Inheritance is a must-read, if you've read the other Goddess Test books, and the entire trilogy is a must-read if you haven't. Carter's take on Hades and Persephone is a unique and wonderful take on a classic myth. Lovers of mythology and paranormal romance will adore this series.
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