Game of Strength and Storm
ISBN: 9781635830767
Published: 2022
Victory is the only option. Once a year, the Olympian Empresses grant the wishes of ten people selected by a lottery-- for a price. Seventeen-year-old Gen, a former circus performer, wants the freedom of her father, who was sentenced to life in prison for murders she knows he didn't commit. Castor plans to carry the island Arcadia into the future in place of her brother, Pollux, but only after the Empresses force a change in…

If victory is the only option, what lengths need to be taken to achieve it? ‘Game of Strength and Storm’ by Rachel Menard is considered a gender bent reimagining of the labours of Hercules with a fierce rivalry and race driving the action in this world inspired by Greek mythology. With clever and innovative magic systems, two strong female heroes driven to succeed in their own missions, and a series of seemingly impossible tasks, this first installation of a new young-adult fantasy series instils a fantastic excitement and hope for a winning outcome.

Reviewed by Katelyn, Viewbank College