This second in Naughton’s Eternal Guardians series has wonderful characters. The combination of old-world gods and modern technology is fascinating. Violent and bloody, it’s action packed and exciting with a cliffhanger ending.
The dying king of Argolea does not wish to leave the kingdom in the hands of the daughter he feels is too weak to rule. He orders an argonaut to marry her. Zander, the only apparently immortal argonaut, volunteers, since he lost the chance to be with his soul mate 10 years ago, when Callia, the king’s personal healer, betrayed him. But neither Callia nor Zander knows the truth about what happened back then. They discover that the evil goddess Atalanta, a young boy named Max and Callia’s father all played a part in the misunderstanding that separated them. The deception may cause the defeat of the argonauts and the destruction of the world. (LOVE SPELL, Aug., 336 pp., $7.99)