The immortals / Jordanna Max Brodsky.

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      Summary: "A high quality contemporary fantasy novel that will appeal to a wide range of readers from American Gods to the kids who grew up reading Percy Jackson. The Relentless One, the Bearer of the Bow, the Untamed.....those are only a few of the names Selene DiSilva's answered to over the years. But these days she's content to work in secret, defending the women of Manhattan from the evils of men. She's reclusive, stubborn, and deeply unfriendly to everyone but her dog. But when a woman's mutilated body washes up in Riverside Park wearing a laurel wreath, Selene finds that she can no longer hide in the shadows. As more women are threatened, Selene is forced to embrace the one name she's tried hardest to forget -- Artemis. For who better to follow the killer's tangled trail than the Goddess of the Hunt herself?"-- Provided by publisher.
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      9780316347181 (hardback)
      0316347183 (hardback)
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Booklist Reviews 2016 March #1

It is modern-day Manhattan, and the immortal Greek gods and goddesses can feel their omnipotence dwindling. Meet Artemis, otherwise known as Selene to mere mortals, a Greek goddess known for her skills in archery and the hunt as well as her fierce protection of women. When she discovers a college professor savagely mutilated and murdered in what appears to be a ritualistic killing, the huntress emerges once again to track down the killer. Step one? Team up with the victim's former lover, Theo, an incredibly witty Greek- and-Roman-mythology professor who quickly concludes that the ritualistic sacrifice is in line with the Eleusinian Mysteries cult. As more victims are discovered, Selene believes a fellow god or goddess seeks to regain full omnipotence and immortality and it is up to her uncover the culprit and ultimately take the cult down before more bloodshed ensues. Brodsky's thriller feeds on the long-held love of Greek mythology in a reimagined, present-day world where gods and goddesses still walk among us. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 January #1

Once the Greek goddess of the hunt, Artemis now walks New York's streets as Selene DiSilva. Her powers may be a shadow of what they were when she was worshipped by so many, but they are still enough to help her in her vigilante efforts to protect women. One night, Selene stumbles upon a crime scene that smacks of ritual murder—specifically Greek ritual. She investigates, with the initially unwanted help of classics professor Theo Schulz, the victim's former lover. The more they uncover, the more the former deity realizes that someone is trying to revive the cult of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Selene's probing brings her back in contact with some of her fellow gods and goddesses, and it's fascinating to see how well (or poorly) they have adapted to 21st-century living. VERDICT Debut novelist Brodsky has obviously researched her Greek mythology thoroughly, yet her prose shows no signs of a writer trying to prove how much she knows. This series launch is a wonderful choice for fans of Greek myths and urban fantasy readers looking for something different.—MM

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PW Reviews 2015 October #4

In Brodsky's impressive debut, the first installment of the Olympus Bound series, the Greek gods walk the streets of New York City, much faded since their glory days of millennia past. Artemis, now calling herself Selene DiSilva, is a vigilante investigating crimes against women; when she stumbles across the body of a Columbia professor who's been ritually slaughtered, she's drawn to dig deeper. Her inadvertent assistant in the matter is Theo Schultz, the victim's ex-lover, whose expertise as a classics scholar enables him to deduce that someone is attempting to resurrect and revitalize the Eleusinian Mysteries cult of ancient Greece, only with a new, murderous edge. Selene has cause to fear that the person behind the cult is someone she knows: a fellow god looking to regain immortality. Brodsky injects a melancholy air into this thoughtful thriller, taking her inspiration from the bloody, often contradictory, and frequently tragic Greek myths. She makes a wholly believable case for legendary figures to change and grow over time while retaining the echoes of their former lives. She also plays with more modern mythology, employing New York's own secret places and storied history to great effect. This intelligent, provocative fantasy breathes exciting new life into old, familiar tales. Agent: Jennifer Joel, ICM Partners. (Feb.)

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