The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild & A.C. Harvey
The Immortal Game follows Galene, daughter of Poseidon. To gain immortality and claim her place among the gods, Galene must be tested. When she fails the test and is framed for the destruction of Olympus, she is exiled. She set out to prove her innocence, along with a few friends, only to unearth a plot to destroy Olympus. Desperate to save her home, and clear her name, she and four of her friends set out on a quest. They must find a mythical instrument, and warn the gods before it’s too late.
This is such a fun adventure novel! It’s perfect for fans of Greek mythology, but you do not need to be a lover of Greek mythology to enjoy The Immortal Game.
I think my favorite part about this story was the great characters. Galene is wonderful. She wants to become an immortal and look out for her friends and family. While Galene is the protagonist, the story is told in the third person and each chapter focuses on Galene or one of her friends. Without giving too much away, the story has plenty of romance and twists and turns.
Although it’s not listed as a series, I’m hoping that there will be a sequel! I would definitely check this one out if you are a fan of YA adventure novels!
Thank you to Xpresso Tours, Netgalley, and Swoon Reads for the review copy! All opinions are my own.
Synopsis from Goodreads
An exiled goddess goes on a quest to clear her name and save Mount Olympus in Talia Rothschild & A. C. Harvey’s action-packed young adult debut, The Immortal Game!
Galene, daughter of Poseidon, desperately wants to earn her place among the gods. But when a violent attack leaves Mount Olympus in chaos and ruins, she is accused of the crime. Banished from Olympus, Galene sets out to prove her innocence and discovers a more deadly plot—one that threatens even the oldest of Immortals.
Fortunately, she has allies who willingly join her in exile:
A lifelong friend who commands the wind.
A defiant warrior with deadly skill.
A fire-wielder with a hero’s heart.
A mastermind who plays life like a game.
All-out war is knocking at the gates. Galene and her friends are the only ones who can tip the scales toward justice, but their choices could save Olympus from total annihilation, or be the doom of them all.
About the Authors
Talia Rothschild, Italian American, is passionate about stories in many forms—music, dance, photography, film and, of course, great novels. She believes in thick hot chocolate and creamer in your tea. When she’s not happily writing, she’s mothering the sweetest baby girl and making memories with her husband. Her debut book The Immortal Game, coauthored with A. C. Harvey, hits the shelves May 2021.
Ashleigh Harvey is teaching high school physics and bringing her writing dreams to life. English-born and world-traveled, she loves filling her life with new adventures, such as visiting a new country or exploring the Wild West with her husband. She also finds escape in movies, music, literature, and yearly comic conventions. The Immortal Game is her debut novel, created alongside Talia Rothschild, her close friend.