Night of Pan (The Oracle of Delphi Trilogy Book 1) - Gail Strickland

I've always been interested in reading about Greek mythology, but it's usually not easy to find fiction set in that time. However, Night of Pan is exactly that.


Thaleia is a fifteen year old girl living in Delphi. She's no ordinary girl, immediately on the first few pages you're introduced to her specialness. She's a special snowflake if I've ever seen one. She's way ahead of her time, thinking she's more than just a future wife/mother and this all is before the visions even start.


Though it was interesting to read about the period (it is absolutely evident that a lot of research was done before the novel was written) and it was also nice read about how an Oracle comes to be (I'd never really thought about that before) it still disappointed me a bit. Besides Thaleia all characters felt hollow and even Thaleia never felt real.


Overall the story is written well and a lot happens, but some chapters are too slow. The ending builds up and then there's a cliffhanger and you're supposed to wait till the second book to find out what's going to happen. I don't like this construct. I like it to have at least some ending of itself. Interesting promise, but the book didn't use it to its full potential.


Night of Pan is the first book in the Oracle of Delphi trilogy.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.