Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Amazon Queen by Lori Devoti Blog Tour

Amazon Queen (Amazons, Book 2)
From the book: Amazon queen Zery Kostovska has never questioned tribe traditions. After all, these rules have kept the tribe strong for millennia and enabled them to live undetected, even in modern-day America. Zery is tough, fair, commanding–the perfect Amazon leader. 
At least, she was. A new high priestess with a penchant for secrecy and technology is threatening Zery’s rule. Plus, with the discovery of the Amazon sons, males with the same skills as their female counterparts, even Zery can’t deny that the tribe must change. But how? Some want to cooperate with the sons. Others believe brutal new leadership is needed–and are willing to kill to make it happen.  
Once, Zery’s word was law. Now, she had no idea who to trust, especially with one powerful Amazon son making her question all her instincts. For Zery, tribe comes first, but the battle drawing near is unlike any she’s faced before…and losing might cost her both the tribe and her life.
This is actually the second book in this series. "Amazon Ink" is the first book. I had not read that first book, but this book was written well with just enough background in the preface. In this book, Zery is a very traditional Amazon warrior Queen. However, the threat she thought she would have to face is not the one she will have to fight. Things nag at her especially with her new priestess, but are quickly thrown away. If you can't trust the tribe you pour your life into, then who can you trust? However, she finds that her blind devotion is just that, blind. As things start to unravel, she learns that a new greater threat has nothing to do with centuries bound tradition changing. In fact, those traditions changing could be the key to winning.

In some ways this paranormal also reads as a mystery with action, twists and turns. It's a fast paced read and one I enjoyed. Even though the mystery was solved before the players solved it, it still was very entertaining. You could even imagine that there might be Amazons living amongst us today. I'd even try twirling a staff after reading this one if I wasn't sure I wouldn't either knock my self silly or give myself one heck of a migraine. So, I give this book 4 warrior cries. I think I will even try to locate that first book to read. 

This book is part of a Blog Tour. Some of the other participants are: 
Book Junkie
Books Gardens & Dogs
Taking Time For Mommy
Readaholic
Jeanne's Ramblings
See Michelle Read
My Five Monkeys
Gnostalgia

5 comments:

  1. I love books with tough chicks *thumbs up*

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  2. ...or in this case *warrior cry* ;)

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  3. I'm actually reading up on Amazons in myth and archeological finds that support their existence. One mythical tradition has it that Amazons killed male babies and raised only females; another story has them giving away the sons and keeping only girl babies.

    I do wish that someday there will be definitive proof of their existence - but not the killing babies part.

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  4. I think there was true Amazons in existence. However, I don't remember what part of the myth was partially true and what part was totally false. Hope you find more definitive evidence.

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  5. Very interested comments. I believe they existed as well. I have these titles on my list but can not find Book One locally. I will have to order it!=)

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