The Goddess Hunt is a short story that has only been released as an e-book. It takes place between The Goddess Test (book 1 of the series) and Goddess Interrupted (book 2). In this short story, the reader gets to know how Kate’s first six months away from Eden Manor and Henry started.
The story takes place in on day and the narrative is split between Kate and Henry. This a nice change and allows a glimpse into Henry’s thoughts and feelings. It also helps understanding Henry more.
On her vacation in Greece with slimey James (I really don’t like him.), they “run” into Pollux and Castor. They are twins but only Pollux (Lux) is Zeus’ (Walter’s) son, Castor (Casey) is a mortal and actually already dead. Lux helped him escape the underworld and they have been on the run ever since.
As Ava trails James and Kate, the other gods are alerted to their location. And Kate, being Kate, wants to help the twins stay together. This results in one of my favourite scenes ever. Kate telling Walter he is a heartless bastard and an asshole. I could really picture Walter’s look after hearing that, probably for the first time ever. It impresses James and Henry as well and I couldn’t help grinning the entire time.
Other then the twins and their fate, the short story gives you a good glimpse into the counsel (the 14 Olympians) and how they’re more human than people often think. It is one of the reasons why I love the Greek gods so much. They might be all mighty and powerful, having immortal life and all, but they are not so different from human beings. Jealousy, anger, love, lust and all the other feelings, they feel them too. Only their actions and reactions to it impact more than themselves. But it makes them more interesting than any other god could, to be honest.
It is certainly not a must read and if you don’t have an e-reader, I wouldn’t get one just because of this short story. However, if you enjoy the series, it is a entertaining read giving you more of Kate, Henry and the Olympians.
What do you think? Did you read The Goddess Hunt? Do you like it? Let me know in the comments.