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Dark Goddess

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Dark Goddess is a fusion between mythology and technology in a contemporary setting. We travel in time to the 2009 financial crisis, having Bitcoin has the star of this thriller. This is a story full of mystery set in a world that merges between fantasy and real life.

This was a great read, with a great world-building and amazing characters that made me feel so hooked between the realms of technology confronting myths. There were so many twists and turns that I start questioning so many things.

I really enjoyed this story, the political themes, and the raising of power and manipulation and the way technology influences all these themes was intriguing and made me feel quite immersed throughout the story.

Thank you, NetGalley & the publisher, for approving me to read this arc and write this review.

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J. Raventos' Dark Goddess offers readers a riveting fusion of mythology, technology, and power struggles in a contemporary setting. Set against the backdrop of the 2009 financial crisis, Raventos intricately weaves a tale that explores the intersection of ancient myth and modern technology, creating a techno-thriller that is as thought-provoking as it is exhilarating.

At the heart of the narrative is the emergence of Bitcoin and the enigmatic figure behind its creation, Satoshi Nakamoto. Special Agent Harris, tasked with uncovering Nakamoto's true identity, finds himself embroiled in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, where the line between reality and fiction blurs.

Meanwhile, Ada, a young prodigy in Barcelona, and L30n, an elusive hacker, are drawn into the fray as they become entangled in the pursuit of Nakamoto by a powerful cybercriminal organization. As the story unfolds, themes of power, manipulation, and the consequences of technological advancement take center stage, driving the narrative forward with intensity and intrigue.

Raventos' narrative prowess shines through in the seamless blending of mythology and modern-day technology, creating a world that is both familiar and fantastical. The characters are richly drawn, each grappling with their own desires and motivations against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

What sets Dark Goddess apart is its ability to keep readers on the edge of their seats with its gripping plot twists and turns. From its atmospheric opening to its pulse-pounding climax, the novel immerses readers in a world where the lines between myth and reality are blurred, leaving them questioning the nature of power and the limits of human ambition.

For fans of techno-thrillers and mythology enthusiasts alike, Dark Goddess is a captivating read that offers a fresh take on the genre. J. Raventos' masterful storytelling and imaginative world-building make this novel a must-read for anyone seeking an exhilarating journey into the realms of myth and technology.

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"Dark Goddess" by J. Raventos is a thrilling tale of mythology, magic, and god-mortal power struggles. Raventos' magical story transports readers to a world where ancient deities manipulate fortunes. The protagonist's journey through betrayal and redemption is thrilling and heartbreaking. Raventos' colorful, dramatic style draws readers into the action with every page turn. For fantasy and mythology aficionados, "Dark Goddess" is a captivating story that will leave readers wanting for the next installment.

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