Downfall of the Gods
If you visit the Temple and ask nicely for forgiveness, you might get it—assuming you aren't Lord Archias and you haven't killed the Goddess's favorite musician, Lysippus. But even goddesses are expected to follow certain rules, and as much as she wants to punish Lord Archias it seems her... show more
If you visit the Temple and ask nicely for forgiveness, you might get it—assuming you aren't Lord Archias and you haven't killed the Goddess's favorite musician, Lysippus. But even goddesses are expected to follow certain rules, and as much as she wants to punish Lord Archias it seems her troublesome, all-powerful father forbids it. So the Goddess will just have to get around that by forgiving Lord Archias if he can manage some simple—or, rather, seemingly impossible—tasks. A Goddess has to do what a goddess has to do.And in World Fantasy Award winner K.J. Parker's sharply inventive new novella Downfall of the Gods that means everything from soothing supernatural egos to accompanying the argumentative Lord Archias on an epic quest to save his soul…and get her own way. As the Goddess and her mortal charge make their way across the world to the Land of the Dead, a host of divine surprises await them. Could what they find at the end be the downfall of the gods themselves? Only time will tell. This is a story Parker fans won't want to miss.
Publish date: 2016-03-31
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
She was at a temple with him - Lord Archias who had killed her favorite musician.He tries to make her go with him to the archbishop after he was done sincerely praying for forgiveness. But then she lets him see who she really is and he now knows she is the Goddess Artemis - the Lady Of The Moon, The...
Downfall of the Gods is a novella which attempts to be a clever and witty portrayal of the antics of a pantheon of gods; a pantheon which is very similar to the ancient Greco-Roman deities. No, the divine names are not the same as in the Greek myths, but it is fairly obvious who each divinity is her...
Downfall of the Gods by K.J. Parker Tom Holt/KJ Parker reminds me quite a lot of early Terry Pratchett: an amusing setup, tons of hilarious scenes, and with funny, acute, and thoroughly quotable reflections on the human condition scattered throughout. In general, I absolutely adore his short stori...