Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Mountain's Blood by Lari Don

January 2011, Barrington Stoke
64 pages, Paperback
Review copy 

Reading age: 8+ 
Interest age: 10-14

Sumerian gods and goddesses, volcanoes, misinterpretation of behaviour, resilience, perseverance, determination, 

Summary from Barrington Stoke
Inanna's bored of being the goddess of love - how dull! When a volcano begins to make her people's lives a misery she decides to take it on. None of her brothers will help her so she faces it single-handedly, and her victory inspires her to become the goddess of war. Thrilling re-telling of an ancient Sumerian myth

Reasons for loving Inanna: if she doesn't like something, she'll do everything to change if. Especially if no one else cares or helps her (from her family) 

How evil/nasty is the enemy? From my view, the enemy (volcano) was hilarious. From Inanna's view, it was the most disobedient thing in the world. 

Are there plenty of plot twists and surprises? Yes, they all made me laugh especially with Inanna's attitude.

One of my favourite parts was...when Inanna kept going back to her wardrobe

I give it 10/10 

Find out more about Lari Don on his website

Suggested reads
Lex Trent Versus the Gods by Alex Bell, A character with an incredible amount of attitude takes on the gods.

Dioscuri by Chrystalla Thoma, and more interference from the gods....

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