LoveQuest, a romantic fantasy, is a light-hearted retelling of one of the most enduring love stories from ancient Greek mythology: the forbidden passion of Eros, the god of Love, for the mortal woman Psyche.
A god’s love for a mortal woman…
It is ancient Greece, a world of gods, superstition, and magic. The villagers dwelling under the eyes of the jealous and capricious gods on Mount Olympus seek to gain their favor and to uncover the mysteries that only the immortals can know by turning to priests, soothsayers, seers, and fortune-tellers.
The oracle of the divine Apollo is one of the most famous of these seers. Although physically nothing more than a pool of water in a cavern, its wisdom is so renown across Greece that many journey far and wide to seek its counsel.
Among the pilgrims are the wealthy cloth merchant Pericles, his wife Leena, and their daughters Medea, Tanna, and Psyche. Although Psyche is blessed by Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, and is cherished by the people of her village for her loveliness, she cares little for their attention, seeking only the approval of her envious and malicious sisters.
Medea and Tanna ridicule the oracle’s prophecy that Psyche will make a “marvelous” marriage to someone “not human,” and use it as another means to torment their sister, driving her to tears.
Offended by Psyche’s behavior and not accustomed to being taken for granted, Aphrodite retaliates by asking her son Eros, the god of Love, to punish Psyche with a life of lovelessness.
Coming to Psyche and her sisters under a cloak of invisibility, Eros is filled with pity for Psyche but determined to carry out his mother’s wishes. Aphrodite’s plan goes amok when Eros wounds himself with his own arrow carrying out the punishment. He falls in love with the woman his mother hates.
Eros must make a decision: Will he do his mother’s bidding and resist the power of love, or will he defy her by setting his own course in pursuit of Psyche’s heart?
And, if he develops an elaborate plan to win Psyche, whose help can he enlist? Is love with Psyche possible, and how long can he keep up his deception before his mother discovers him?
Compared with Eros, Psyche is a novice at love. Eros can’t approach her as a human suitor would approach a human woman. She too has a decision to make: Should she believe the loving words of a mysterious stranger, or should she believe her sisters?
The consequences for Eros and Psyche are dear. Aphrodite’s temper is not something to toy with. She is angry enough with Psyche, but if Psyche should do wrong to her son Eros, there might be no end to the punishment Psyche faces at the hands of the jealous goddess.
Psyche must choose between betrayal and fidelity, just as Eros must connive to win her love and the approval of his mother. Both of them must be put to the test in order to find their heart’s desire.
LoveQuest is a dramatic, thrilling and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated and engrossed from the very first page. Mythology stories are currently my go-to read so when I read the description of LoveQuest I knew that I had to read it as well as review it so that all you lovely readers could read about it. Never before have I been so captivated by a mythology-based story and this is thanks to the exceptional author Pamela Jean Horter-Moore and her talented literature and so, if you are a reader who loves Greek mythology or any myths and legends stories then LoveQuest is for you!
LoveQuest is a moving novel about the classic Greek mythology story of Eros and Psyche. For those of you that do not know, Psyche is a mortal who is more beautiful than Aphrodite, and Aphrodite was incredibly jealous of this. So Aphrodite gets Cupid (Eros) to shoot Psyche with an arrow to make her fall in love with an ugly person, but Cupid is so taken aback by her looks that he accidentally shoots himself. The premise of the mythological story is just this but LoveQuest puts an excellent twist on this story, and this book lovers is the premise of the superb LoveQuest; a novel that should not be missed!
The story of LoveQuest is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to Pamela Jean Horter-Moore, the author of the book. Horter-Moore manages to develop her world with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by Horter-Moore’s flawless ability to do this. As I read LoveQuest, I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by Horter-Moore’s spellbinding literature. Horter-Moore’s literature is detailed in the most immaculate of ways; the text is detailed but not too dense, it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.
Pamela Jean Horter-Moore is the author of LoveQuest, and I have to admit I am madly in love with the spellbinding story she has written. Never before have I been so entertained so quickly and this is all thanks to her well-developed plot and phenomenal characterization. Horter-Moore is an incredibly talented author who clearly knows how to write romance and fantasy.
It was evident to me from the start that Horter-Moore is a passionate writer who surely loves fantasy herself, I can imagine Horter-Moore being the type of author who writes fantasy stories as well as read them whenever she can, and that is one of the many qualities I love about Horter-Moore as an author. What I love most about Horter-Moore’s writing, however, is her remarkable descriptions because they genuinely amazed me. Fantasy novels, in general, are difficult to write because you have to transport the reader quickly and effortlessly, but sadly this is rarely accomplished in a fantasy story but not with LoveQuest. LoveQuest is the way it is because Horter-Moore knows what she is doing! Horter-Moore knows how to whisk her readers away to a fantasy land and entice them with magnificent descriptions. All of these descriptions were simply breath-taking and will suck the reader into the novel even further.
As LoveQuest is an incredible, compelling and action-packed romantic adventure that will entertain and delight readers for hours on end, I, of course, have to review this incredible book five stars!
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