Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Book Junkie Promotions Book Review: Athena: The Warrior Queen of Yavdolo


Athena: The Warrior Queen of Yavdolo by Helen R. Davis

Publication Date: May 17, 2017 Christian Faith Publishing, Inc. eBook; 140 Pages ASIN: B0716ZV4H5
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Damlol is a planet located outside the reaches of Earth and the solar system, a peaceful world from which many colonists from Earth left centuries ago, fleeing a worldwide caliphate. But all is not as it seems. Athena, the princess of a country known as Yavdolo, is growing up in a turbulent time. The kingdom of Avodla desires to crush all other nations and cover the world in an oppressive dictatorship—similar to the one the colonists fled from so many centuries ago. This is the story of a girl of great courage and her many adventures, the first in a series.
"Fantasy and science fiction lovers will fall in love with Athena, rooting for her until the very end. In this, Helen R. Davis, like fantasy giants, has created a new world full of wonders and mystique which will leave you have stepped into another realm that by the end of it, you won't want to leave. A highly recommendable read!" - Carolina Casas, co-author Isabella Unashamed

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Review: I am a fan of Helen's alternative histories so I was excited to read Athena, because I wanted to see how she wrote in this genre.

I'm really happy to say, she crafts just as great a story for other worlds, as she does the Queens of our world.

In Athena, she has created a princess who is just as strong as the human counterparts she has written about. 

I loved watching Athena grow in strength as the book progressed.  She starts out in the book as a very young girl of five, just learning what she needs to know to become Yavdolo's Queen. She's smart and very spunky, as you learn when she manages to go on the mission to rescue her mother in Havla.

If you have read Helen's other books, you'll definitely enjoy this book, even though its a different genre. Earth history plays a part in it and there are mentions of royals such as Henry VIII in this book.

Another thing that I liked was how religion and beliefs and conflicts were a part of this story as well. I found the setting to be an interesting mix, with parts of Damlol's countries being backward, even for our time, and other countries feeling much more futuristic.

The book is action packed from start to finish and really a great read, that will have you reflecting on things happening in the here and now

I look forward to reading more of Athena's adventures.

Rathing: 5 flowers

03_Helen R. DavisAbout the Author

Helen R. Davis has a long interest in history, religion, politics, and all nations. Author of "Evita, My Life," Ms. Davis has studied the ancient world through the gift of books since a very young age, her passion for Egypt and the era of Cleopatra kindled long ago. She has also researched and studied other times and eras and has a passion for strong women who have governed nations from the past to the present.
For more information, please visit Helen Davis’ website. You can also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, May 29 Review at Reviewing Nerds Feature at Mello & June, It's a Book Thang!
Wednesday, May 30 Excerpt at Maiden of the Pages
Thursday, May 31 Feature at Donna's Book Blog
Friday, June 1 Review at DystopianCitzn Blog Review & Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads
Monday, June 4 Feature at CelticLady's Reviews
Tuesday, June 5 Review at A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, June 6 Excerpt at Locks, Hooks and Books
Thursday, June 7 Feature at A Book Geek Excerpt at Teaser Addicts Book Blog
Friday, June 8 Interview at Reviewing Nerds


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away a paperback copy of Athena: Warrior Queen of Yavdolo! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on June 8th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open to residents in the US only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.


Passages to the Past said...

Thanks so much for your review of Athena & for hosting Helen's blog tour!

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