The Fates (Hardback)
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The Fates (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages
Published: 09/04/2024
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'A really thrilling and totally original story of Greek mythology that I can't recommend highly enough' JENNIFER SAINT

Before Gods and mortals, there were The Fates . . .

You've heard the legends: three sisters born out of Nyx's darkness, destined to weave the lives, and deaths, of humankind for eternity.

But immortality is a heavy burden, and Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos are captivated by the gloriously human lives of the mortals below, especially those of the great warrior Atalanta and her ill-fated lover, Meleager.

However, being a Goddess of Fate doesn't make you a master of it. Will these three sisters find a way to free the couple, and themselves, from their destinies? Or will they be bound by Fate forever?

READERS LOVE THE FATES
'An absolutely stunning read!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ READER REVIEW

'Out of everything I have ever read, I honestly think this has been my favourite book' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ READER REVIEW

''Fresh and welcoming . . . reading this felt like how listening to a new beautiful song feels' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ READER REVIEW

'I absolutely adored this book' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ READER REVIEW

'Exquisitely written with relatable and likable characters and beautiful world building' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ READER REVIEW

'Had me hooked from the first page and is one of the most unique books inspired by mythology that I have read' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ READER REVIEW

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529428124
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A clever, twisting, turning story of the three Fates - not a trio of bitter, withered hags who cruelly preside over human lives but as fierce and determined sisters in battle against the vicious gods of Olympus. I absolutely believed this novel, and the brilliant way in which the story of Atalanta and Meleager became the fight for human destiny and the future of mortals. The ending - like the rest of the novel - is truly sublime, and becomes a reflection on free will and fate, on women's voices and the power of myth that spoke to me on so many levels. This is a really thrilling and totally original story of Greek mythology that I cannot recommend highly enough! - Jennifer Saint, author of ARIADNE and ATALANTA

Lyrical, imaginative, visceral, urgent, moving, adventurous. Rose Blythe brings The Fates startlingly back to life. This is how the ancient Greeks would have known The Fates - and their own fates - Sean Lusk, author of THE SECOND SIGHT OF ZACHARY CLOUDESLEY

Passionate, angry, empowering and beautiful - Louise Beech, author of NOTHING ELSE

This is a gorgeous novel. Amidst the now formidable number of feminist mythological retellings, The Fates is a clear stand-out. The prose is truly lyrical and immersive. The characters - mortal and divine - are beautifully drawn. And as for the plot twist... I doubt any readers will see this one coming! For lovers of reimaginings of Greek myths, The Fates is a must-buy - Mark Knowles, author of ARGO

The Fates is beautifully written and conceived. The storytelling is effortless, yet fiercely and satisfyingly feminist. A gorgeous read! - Nydia Hetherington, author of A GIRL MADE OF AIR

A mesmerising blend of mythology and modernity speaking "the mother tongue." A tale, capturing the heart in a world where we are lost. - Defne Suman, author of THE SILENCE OF SCHEHERAZADE

Fascinating reading - Belfast Telegraph

A gorgeous novel . . . truly lyrical and immersive - Mark Knowles, author of ARGO

A clever, twisting, turning story of the three Fates . . . [it] spoke to me on so many levels. This is a really thrilling and totally original story of Greek mythology that I cannot recommend highly enough! - Jennifer Saint, author of ARIADNE and ATALANTA

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“Excellent retelling”

The Fates is a mythological retelling in the vein of multiple interesting books that have recently emerged as a separate genre. Many of these provide an alternative perspective on classic myths.

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“Woven with the threads of life and loss, with the skill of Arachne”

This book... THIS BOOK! Ahh... I cannot wait for it's official release as I will be handing it as a top suggestion to oh so many people. Whether you enjoy the likes of Madeline Miller, Natalie Haynes, Pat... More

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“An easy mythical tale”

Garland provides a unique twist on the fates, incorporating them into the myth of Atalanta and providing them a voice in a leading role. The non-linear story is weaved together with lyrical writing and multiple... More

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