Today we have the lovely Aimee Carter with us, author of The Goddess Test, to answer 5 quick questions!
Please describe The Goddess Test in 3 words.
Mythology, loss, and love.
Not everyone is familiar with the story of Hades and Persephone, did you have to do much research while writing The Goddess Test?
Greek mythology is something I’ve studied in one form or another for most of my life, and though I’m no expert, I thoroughly enjoy it. However, I did read up on the myths while outlining the story, mostly to open myself up to other ideas that I could incorporate into the story.
What made you write about this story from Greek mythology and not another?
I didn’t consciously choose Greek mythology in any way. It was the myth itself that drew me in and gave me the initial ‘what if’ idea – what if Persephone left Hades and he was forced to find a new queen? That’s only part of the story though, and it took me a long time to put all of the pieces together.
If you could be a character from Greek mythology for a day, who would you choose to be why?
Probably either Hades or Aphrodite. Hades because it would be interesting to get a glimpse of the Underworld, and Aphrodite because – well, seriously, who wouldn’t want to be Aphrodite for a day?
If you were put in Kate’s place, do you think you would pass the test?
I’m not sure. I’d like to think I would, but it’s one of those tests that you’d have to take in order to know whether you’d pass it.
Thanks so much Aimee! I loved The Goddess Test and you can find my review here!