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Title:
Outrun the wind
ISBN:
9781635830378

9781635830262

9781549066719

9781635830279
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
Mendota Heights, Minnesota : Flux, [2018]
Physical Description:
295 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
"When Kahina, a Huntress of Artemis, encounters the legendary warrior Atalanta on a routine mission, a dangerous line is crossed and both girls learn that their actions have consequences and rules were made to be broken"-- Provided by publisher.
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"When Kahina, a Huntress of Artemis, encounters the legendary warrior Atalanta on a routine mission, a dangerous line is crossed and both girls learn that their actions have consequences and rules were made to be broken"--


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The Huntresses of Artemis must obey two rules: never disobey the goddess, and never fall in love. After being rescued from a harrowing life as an Oracle of Delphi, Kahina is glad to be a part of the Hunt; living among a group of female warriors gives her a chance to reclaim her strength. But when a routine mission goes awry, Kahina breaks the first rule in order to save the legendary huntress Atalanta. To earn back Artemis's favor, Kahina must complete a dangerous task in the kingdom of Arkadia-where the king's daughter is revealed to be none other than Atalanta. Still reeling from her disastrous quest and her father's insistence on marriage, Atalanta isn't sure what to make of Kahina. As her connection to Atalanta deepens, Kahina finds herself in danger of breaking Artemis's second rule. She helps Atalanta devise a dangerous game to avoid marriage, and word spreads throughout Greece, attracting suitors to go up against Atalanta in a race for her hand. But when the men responsible for both the girls' dark pasts arrive, the game turns deadly.


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Kirkus Review

A sapphic interpretation of the Greek legend of Atalanta.Beautiful, blonde-haired Atalanta, a girl raised by hunters, develops a reputation as one of the fastest runners in Greece. She invokes the wrath of the goddess Artemis for allegedly slaying her Calydonian boar in a hunt; however, the truth is that it was one of Artemis' own huntresses, half-Greek, half-Ethiopian Kahina, who slew the boar on an impulse to save Atalanta when it attacked. Banished by Artemis on a mission to the kingdom of Arkadia, Kahina is bitter to discover the king of Arkadia returning home with none other than Atalanta, his long-lost daughter, whom he intends to marry off to a wealthy suitor to save his kingdom from financial ruin. Atalanta, for complicated reasons, has no desire to marry and, together with Kahina, devises a plan to keep her suitors at bay: She challenges them to best her in a footrace for the privilege of her hand in marriage. As their intertwined story unfolds in dual narratives, both young women must confront their growing feelings for one another along with capricious gods and dangerous men from their respective pasts. This ostensibly star-crossed debut never quite evokes credible romantic tension nor the setting or flavor of ancient Greece, with dialogue frequently defaulting to modern colloquialisms.A reinterpretation of Greek mythology that reads more like generic fantasy. (author's note) (Fantasy. 14-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Kirkus Review

A sapphic interpretation of the Greek legend of Atalanta.Beautiful, blonde-haired Atalanta, a girl raised by hunters, develops a reputation as one of the fastest runners in Greece. She invokes the wrath of the goddess Artemis for allegedly slaying her Calydonian boar in a hunt; however, the truth is that it was one of Artemis' own huntresses, half-Greek, half-Ethiopian Kahina, who slew the boar on an impulse to save Atalanta when it attacked. Banished by Artemis on a mission to the kingdom of Arkadia, Kahina is bitter to discover the king of Arkadia returning home with none other than Atalanta, his long-lost daughter, whom he intends to marry off to a wealthy suitor to save his kingdom from financial ruin. Atalanta, for complicated reasons, has no desire to marry and, together with Kahina, devises a plan to keep her suitors at bay: She challenges them to best her in a footrace for the privilege of her hand in marriage. As their intertwined story unfolds in dual narratives, both young women must confront their growing feelings for one another along with capricious gods and dangerous men from their respective pasts. This ostensibly star-crossed debut never quite evokes credible romantic tension nor the setting or flavor of ancient Greece, with dialogue frequently defaulting to modern colloquialisms.A reinterpretation of Greek mythology that reads more like generic fantasy. (author's note) (Fantasy. 14-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.