Thom Foolery is Afoot!
This prequel is more than a Greek appetizer; it is the dessert of the Latter-Day Olympian series. Hermes is the double-frosting cupcake of the gods. Sure, Lucienne Diver writes yummy male characters, but the messenger of the gods is complex with cool powers of trickery.
I love that Hermes is a modern-day syndicated columnist. It makes me suspicious about the flow of “god gossip” to Yaiyai at her Goddities website: http://goddities.malibulist.com/
To quote Bad Blood: Beware of killer kisses, trickster gods, and “bearded grandmothers Who Know Everything.” One of my favorite characters in the book is Yiayia, Tori’s grandmother. Yes, she is the bearded lady in the circus, but she is also a Greek guru of “mythography” and gives her granddaughter sage advice regarding the gods.
This author has a grand sense of humor and an entertaining way with words. The twist to this novella is that it is written in third person from a male POV. Whoa! Wow! Kudos to you, Lucienne! I love Hermes. He is such a believable character. (Insert Oliver Twist impersonation here) Please, can we have some more?
The soundtrack for this story rocks: the Spider Man theme song!