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THE PANDORA CURSE
Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy
As a descendant of the mythical Pandora, Vara the Conqueror is cursed with the vices her ancestor set free. The only way to stay sane is to heed the malevolent Furies that urge her to acts of evil.
Meanwhile, Nikolai, part demigod and part mortal with the ability to see
The liveliest scenes are between Hera's amusing minion, Baruch, and Nikolai. If more of that spark were in the romantic relationship, this would be a better book. Rose's attempt is ambitious but falls short of its potential. (Oct., 260 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed By: Rebecca Carefoot
Published: October 2003