Revealing Hannah The Myth of Cassandra
Comic romp with the Greek gods forces our heroine, Hannah, a recent college graduate, to put her Classics degree to practical use. "For me, at times the book is laugh out loud funny. At other times it is heartbreaking. It is great sci-fi fantasy. A true heroine-against-her-will fights gods, demons, social convention, boys, parents and herself to save the world. What more could you want?"-Goodreads More
The Revealing Hannah series follows the adventures of Hannah Summers as she tries to build a life of her own outside of the expectations of school and parents. The first book begins a week away from graduating and all she has to do is turn in her senior thesis and meet Carl, her very nice boyfriend, for dinner with his rather awful parents.
Except the Greek gods she’d studied in school are more than just myths. Apollo, god of the Sun, meets a devious publicist who convinces him to re-brand himself by finding a descendant of Cassandra’s, a woman he’d cursed to have no one believe a word she says, and give this woman the gift of having everyone listen to what she says.
Join Hannah as her life veers way off course… because a graduation gift from the gods is both a blessing and a curse.
"A classics major’s life is turned upside down when she becomes part of the Greek gods’ comeback plan in this comic novel.
"Hannah Summers, about to graduate with a degree in classics, should know all about the dangers of Greeks bearing gifts. But that’s no defense, it turns out, against the Greek gods. They’ve found ways to exist in the modern world; Hera, for example, runs Ladies’ Home and Hearth magazine. But a shady publicist, using the pitch that it’s time for an Olympian comeback, convinces Apollo to give Hannah, a descendant of Cassandra (whom the rejected Apollo cursed so that no one would believe her true prophecies), a gift that reverses Cassandra’s fate: everyone will listen to and believe her. As a spokesmodel for the gods, she’ll convince humans to worship Olympians again. The very organized Hannah just wants to turn in her thesis and meet her boyfriend, Carl, and his parents for dinner, but her life turns into a comedy of errors that only snowballs as Apollo’s gift starts working—but not as the Olympians had hoped. With help from some unexpected quarters, Hannah must work out a complicated plan and admit some truths about herself if she’s going to face down Greek gods and other troublemakers. In her debut novel, Fedolfi blends a smart, witty mix of ancient deities with campus culture and modern media, and it all works. Hannah’s influence spreads via YouTube, for example, and Carl’s experience with Dungeons & Dragons comes in handy along with Hannah’s classics knowledge. Fedolfi does a nice job with her characters, who trace some challenging personal journeys as they navigate the screwball plot. Though the trope of uptight person who needs unloosing through chaos is familiar, the author finds additional dimensions that add interest. Many lines are laugh-out-loud funny as well: “Is it aged single malt? Because I like my bourbon the way I like my women...old and single.”...Clever, funny, and complex..." - Kirkus Reviews
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