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Quiver - Stephanie Spinner
Quiver
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Greek gods and mortals spring to life in this riveting retelling of the myth of Atalanta, the fleet-footed girl warrior who could outrun any man in ancient Greece.Cast off and abandoned at birth, Atalanta– saved by a she-bear and raised by hunters–proves herself to be a superior archer and the... show more
Greek gods and mortals spring to life in this riveting retelling of the myth of Atalanta, the fleet-footed girl warrior who could outrun any man in ancient Greece.Cast off and abandoned at birth, Atalanta– saved by a she-bear and raised by hunters–proves herself to be a superior archer and the fastest runner in the land. But her skills and independence anger many, including her father, the Arcadian King, who suddenly reclaims her and demands that she produce an heir to the throne. Atalanta has pledged herself to Artemis, goddess of the hunt, who has forbidden her to marry. Unwilling to break her promise, Atalanta suggests a grim compromise: she will marry the first man to beat her in a race, but everyone she defeats must die. All the while, Artemis, Apollo, Aphrodite, Eros, and Zeus himself watch–and interfere–from on high.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440238195 (0440238196)
Publisher: Laurel-Leaf Books
Pages no: 177
Edition language: English
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bryceoc
bryceoc rated it
4.0 Quiver
Well-written, inventive, an interesting take on a piece of Greek mythology. I enjoyed the character of Atalanta quite a bit, and I found the short book very entertaining.
Reading Robyn
Reading Robyn rated it
1.5 Stars I found the beginning of Quiver a bit difficult to get into, but by the middle of the book I had become rather interested in Atalanta. Atalanta is an excellent hunter who is known as the swiftest mortal alive, as the story progresses her role as a strong female character becomes more an...
Horrorvacui000
Horrorvacui000 rated it
I almost want to give it a 1, but I'm going to just assume it's a short story. If it were a short it was okay. I'm not sure how it got published if it's not, but it works for Q in an alphabet challenge and it didn't torture me.
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