The Goddess of Nothing At All by Cat Rector BBNYA Book Tour
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Publisher: Self-Published | Length: 430 Pages | Genre: Dark Fantasy
Age Category: Adult | Date Published: 1 October 2021
The Goddess of Nothing At All Book Blurb
Perhaps you know the myths.
Furious, benevolent Gods.
A tree that binds nine realms.
A hammer stronger than any weapon.
And someday, the end of everything.
But few have heard of me.
Looking back, it’s easy to know what choices I might have made differently. At least it feels that way. I might have given up on my title. Told my father he was useless, king of Gods or no, and left Asgard. Made a life somewhere else.
Maybe I would never have let Loki cross my path. Never have fallen in love.
But there’s no going back.
We were happy once.
And the price for that happiness was the end of everything.
The Goddess of Nothing At All Book Review
This review was previously posted to Behind the Pages and has been included in the BBNYA Tour!
Sigyn has done her best to earn her place among the gods. Yet despite all her accomplishments Odin refuses to grant her a title. Angry and frustrated at Odin's dismissal, Sigyn seeks out the one God who may be able to help her, the trickster God Loki. Sigyn sets out to find the exiled God, determined to bring him back to Asgard. But bringing Loki back will start Sigyn down the path of Ragnarok.
Sigyn is an incredible character to follow. She is a fierce woman who knows what she deserves and will go to great lengths to achieve it. She loves deeply and navigates the complicated waters of relationships as best she can. The depth of emotion written into her character is phenomenal. At every turn, she is challenged and faces cruelty from her fellow Gods when she begins to develop feelings toward Loki. And while she doesn’t always make the best choices, she does what she has to in order to protect her family. Sigyn also recognizes her mistakes and while she may feel regret, doesn’t turn away from the consequences of her actions.
The Goddess of Nothing At All intricately balances plot development and character development. While Sigyn and Loki grow as characters, the plot is ever changing, carrying readers through years of their lives. The pacing is so well done. Readers will be swept up in the story and their heartstrings pulled as the two experience many beginnings and ends. There is never a lull in the story, readers will constantly be turning the pages, eager to see what will happen next. And despite a large amount of time passing, readers will never feel as though they are rushed or that important details have been missed. Everything is wrapped up so well in the storytelling, that readers will be able to dive in and enjoy every minute of it.
This dark fantasy retelling is one I believe readers who enjoy Norse mythology should pick up. While I’m not well versed in the mythology, Cat Rector did a large amount of research, and her depiction of Sigyn was fantastic. There’s a wonderful amount of LGBTQ+ representation and characters you can’t help but become invested in. I can’t wait for book two to be released!
Cat Rector grew up in a small Nova Scotian town and could often be found simultaneously reading a book and fighting off muskrats while walking home from school. She devours stories in all their forms, loves messy, morally grey characters, and writes about the horrors that we inflict on each other. After spending nearly a decade living abroad, she returned to Canada with her spouse to resume her war against the muskrats. When she’s not writing, you can find her playing video games, spending time with loved ones, or staring at her To Be Read pile like it's going to read itself.
Epilogues for Lost Gods is the sequel to her debut novel, The Goddess of Nothing At All.
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