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Kyros' Secret [Paperback]

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Item description for Kyros' Secret by Elizabeth Rose...

Thera's a fallen goddess - Kyros a cursed man. By the powers of the gods she becomes pregnant with his child though he has never even touched her. A heroic act brings them together, but his dark secret threatens to tear them apart.

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Pages   212
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.06" Width: 5.06" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2000
Publisher   New Leaf Books
ISBN  1930076037  
ISBN13  9781930076037  

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Fiesty Fantasy  May 12, 2004
Here's a good twist for fantasy fans. I've read and enjoyed all of Ms. Rose books. This one is the first and a great start to her Greek Mythology series. The story revolves around Thera the daughter of the God of War, Ares, who wants his daughter to be just like him. Thera resists and is used as a pawn to ignite a war between two races. She teams up with Kyros to thwart her father's plan and the two begin to sizzle. But Kyros harbors a secret that could ruin everything.

Good fun, fast read!

A Mythology Must!  May 7, 2004
A great read! I wasn't a big mythology fan until I read KYROS' SECRET. I was hooked! Ms. Rose combines humor, adventure and romance into a fast-paced entertaining story. The readers who said they didn't like it must have been having a really bad day. The characters aren't supposed to be like humans --IT'S BASED ON MYTHOLOGY! Duh! Petty gods--you bet!, Handsome hero -- got to have it! I'll take this lively group over plain Janes and Joes any day!
Great Read  May 4, 2004
I was recently scrolling to see if Ms Rose had anything new in the works and it surprised me to know that someone didn't like one of my favorite books. I have read the book three times and have loved it more each time.

I thought the characters were well developed the story lively an dthe writing style crisp and entertaining. I know there are people who cna't write so resort to making nasty remarks on this site about the ones who can. This book doesn't deserve it. It was a fun book to read and definitely worth the efforet. Ms Rose I wish you well. Please contiune entertaining those of us who love your work.

Boring  Mar 22, 2004
This wasn't much of a book. It was short, the gods were poorly done, the plot twists predictable, the other characters are boring, kyros secret isn't very good, and there were plot holes. For the price I really expected more, and I hope her other books are better.
Kyros Doesn�t Have Much of a Secret  Mar 21, 2004
I originally purchased this book because the idea behind it intrigued me. I was crazy about Greek mythology as a child. I figured a romance involving greek gods, would be interesting. I was sorely disappointed. There were a number of issues with the book that bothered me.

From the start I had problems. In the first few chapters Ares sets up his petty revenge, Thera is impregnated, and Kyros' secret is revealed. The only thing remaining is getting Thera to figure out his secret, which she doesn't even try to do. She spends more time being upset he's gone.

One of my most serious problems is the whole one dimensional god idea. Ares is petty and vengeful, and the primary reason he sets up his little scheme is because he's angry Thera killed his raven and Hades wouldn't bring it back from the dead. He eventually says he needs war to keep him going, but for 80% of the book you're led to beleive his sole driving force is his raven's death at the hands of Thera. Sure, I'd be unhappy if my child killed a beloved pet, but this goes way beyond that.

The other gods and goddesses are petty as well. Aphrodite ignores Thera, who is the plainer daughter, and dotes on her sister Hermonia. Hades is grumpy and petty, and refuses a trade in the Underworld until Persephone steps in. Aside from Thera, she's the most interesting of the dieties.

The clichés also bothered me. Thera is a plain girl, her sister is gorgeous. Aphrodite is beautiful, as is Ares. Kyros is gorgeous, his centaur form is wild and mysterious to Thera. Kyros' brother is pure evil, and will stop at nothing to break his brother's spirit and end his life. Kyros and Thera must take a risk to be together, and that means the potential for the ultimate sacrifice. I know that writing relies on clichés to a point, but when they're used in excess it's hard to take the story seriously.

I tried to like this, I really did. But it was so far removed from what I enjoy that I found it very difficult. If you're reading just to read, and clichés and underdeveloped side characters don't bother you, then this isn't a bad read. But it's not for me.


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