Monday, May 20, 2013

{Book Review} The Gatekeeper's Daughter" by Eva Pohler

Book Description:

In The Gatekeeper's Sons, Therese and Thanatos, the god of Death, met and fell in love. In The Gatekeeper's Challenge, they did everything they could to be together, even break an oath on the River Styx. But the Olympians don't tolerate oath-breakers. In this final book in the trilogy, The Gatekeeper's Daughter, Therese may have finally succeeded in becoming a goddess, but if she wants to remain one, she'll not only have to discover her unique purpose, but also make some allies among the gods. Artemis sends her on a seemingly impossible quest across the world, while Than searches for a way to appease Ares. To make matters worse, her aunt's baby's life hangs in the balance.

About the Author, Eva Pohler:

My name is Eva Pohler. I’m a forty-something wife and mother of three living in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas. I earned my B.A. in English from Trinity University, my M.A. in English from St. Mary’s University, and my Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University. I wrote my dissertation on narrative strategies, in which I analyzed the use of voice, point of view, character, plot, and other narrative devices used in twentieth-century British and American literature, informed by narratologists such as Tsvetan Todorov, Gerard Genette, Vladimir Propp, Seymour Chatman, Wayne Booth, and James Phelan. I also took as many classes in creative writing as was allowed at every university I attended and had the honor of studying under Robert Flynn, Nan Cuba, and Walt McDonald.

I currently write fiction for teens and adults and teach writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I live with my husband, three kids, two dogs, and two rats (Katniss and Prim). For years I was a den leader and cub master for my sons in Boy Scouts and a troop leader for my daughter in Girl Scouts. I loved those years, but they are behind me, leaving me with more time to read and write.

For you see, I’m also an avid reader and book reviewer. I’ve always said I never want to give up reading for writing or vice versa. I want to do both. My favorite authors are Tracy Chevalier, Ann Patchett, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Rick Riordan, and Stephanie Meyer. I have too many to name, but those are a handful of them. For example, I’ve read everything by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and other literary giants whom I also love. And I’ve read single books I adore by authors like Elizabeth Wein, Diane Setterfield, Philippa Gregory, and Katherine Stockett. And my favorite book of all time, though I never read anything else by her, is Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver. And we can’t forget Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex! And what about Khaled Hosseini, Wally Lamb, and Carlos Ruiz Zafron (who created my favorite character of all time, Fermin)? See what I mean?

When I’m not spending time with the family, teaching, reading, or writing, I can be found watching The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Middle, and NCIS.

I am the author of four novels, including a young adult contemporary fantasy series based on Greek myth called The Gatekeeper’s Trilogy and an adult suspense called The Mystery Box. Although I plan to continue my Gatekeeper’s series due to popular demand (okay, a few fans have asked), I have taken a break from it to complete a second trilogy–a contemporary young adult suspense called The Purgatorium. The first book is expected to be released by the end of this year. Meanwhile, I search for an agent for my family saga, Magpies in Winter, and its companion sagas, Songbirds in Summer and Thrushes in Autumn, which I hope to publish through traditional houses.

Thanks for taking the time to read about me and my writing! I hope you read and enjoy my books! Don’t forget to send me your fan art and/or fan fiction so I can share it with others here.

Eva Pohler

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"The Gatekeeper's Daughter" is the third book in the 'Gatekeeper's Trilogy". I had read the second book in the series, but some how missed reading the first book and I'm sure I'm missing some back story here. This book could stand alone although I do suggest reading the series in order. Filled with the God's and Goddess's of mythology, Eva's characters were strong and believable  A must read for all fantasy fans.

I give "The Gatekeeper's Daughter" a 5 star rating.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you,, Susan! I appreciate your time and talent!


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