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Silver Coin, The

The Oaths of Dante

Publisher: BookBaby
Year of Publication: 2022
Book type: Novel | Series
Age: YA (12-18)
Genre: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Adventure · Fantasy · LGBT · Mythical · Mythical Creatures · Mythology · Post-Apocalyptic · Romantic Fantasy
Language: English
POV: Third-person
Tense: Past
Key Phrases: found family fantasy · Powerful · Queer romance · Smart characters · strong women
” “The Silver Coin” is a spellbinding journey into a world where power, destiny, and alliances intertwine to create a captivating narrative. Author Mika Mathews weaves a masterful tale that introduces readers to Dante, an orphan navigating a world ravaged by the war of the gods, as he strives to find his place and purpose in a society that often dismisses the low-born. Dante’s quest to rise above his circumstances is both inspiring and gripping. Despite lacking the ties to gods, nobility, priesthood, or magical bloodlines, he boldly pursues knowledge and power, risking punishment for his audacious attempts. The author skillfully crafts Dante’s character, portraying his determination, resilience, and yearning for excellence. As readers follow Dante’s journey of self-discovery, they are drawn into a world where those deemed insignificant by society can rise to great heights. Hecate, the Three-Faced Goddess of Magic, adds an enchanting layer to the narrative. As she searches for a unique and unburdened soul, readers are introduced to a character of immense depth and complexity. Her eagerness to fulfill her role as the Ambassador to the Gods and the way she grapples with her duty provide rich layers to the story’s tapestry. The dynamic between Dante and Hecate forms the heart of the narrative, creating an engaging interplay of contrasts and commonalities. The author’s depiction of their evolving relationship, fraught with differences yet driven by a shared purpose, is a testament to their individual growth and the transformative power of unexpected alliances. The world-building in “The Silver Coin” is immersive and vivid, allowing readers to traverse a realm filled with gods, magic, and conflict. The author’s vivid descriptions bring the settings and characters to life, while the intricacies of the society’s hierarchy and struggles add depth and authenticity. “
– J Moore

Dante, orphaned by the endless war of the gods, strives to find power and grace in a cold world. Risking punishment for his attempts, he studies the craft despite being untied to the gods, nobility, priesthood, or any magical bloodline. Rising to great heights despite being low-born is always a risk, but he strives to excel in a world that cares so little for those it deems unimportant. With only one real ally, he is determined to become a force unlike any other.

Hecate, the Three faced Goddess of Magic, is searching for a special soul. One free of burdens, bloodlines, and destiny. She needs it to mold it into a tool that can help soothe the egos of the gods and stem the tide of war on the mortal world. Eager for this soul, she listens early to any call, desperate to fulfill her duty as the Ambassador to the Gods.

Can these two beings, so deeply different, find their peace and path?

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