Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pan's Conquest by Aubrie Dionne

I don't know how many out there know a lot about Greek Mythology. Honestly, I only know a few of the really big names like Zeus, Hera, and Hades. However, most of the stories are interesting, but we just don't focus a lot of time on them. So, when I got an opportunity to checkout Pan's Conquest by Aubrie Dionne, I just jumped at the opportunity for a couple of reasons. One, the story intrigued me. Second, I have enjoyed Aubrie's writing before.

For those who don't know who Pan is, he's a lusty god of fertility. Basically, Pan is always looking for his next conquest, after all he's a lusty fellow. However, there's one who didn't want to take any part of his activities and that was Syrinx. Now Syrinx is know as the goddess of chastity. It wouldn't be a good idea for Syrinx to cavort with Pan. I mean that would put a damper on the whole chastity thing. Anyway, Syrinx needed to get away from Pan, so she asked a nymph for help. This lead Syrinx to the modern day and she become Sylvia Rain. Of course, Pan can let Syrinx go, so he follows her. Pan becomes Parker Thomas in the modern day. Now he's trying to conquer Syrinx, because he has always wanted her and maybe he'll be able to move on.

I enjoyed Pan's Conquest. Yes, Pan is a bit of a stalker in the story, but when he started out he wanted to make Syrinx his next conquest no matter what. Plus, he didn't consider her feelings when he set out on this quest. However, after living in the mortal world and having a good friend he learned that he needed to take others into consideration. I love how he starts to get to know Syrinx as a person rather than object. I think what really helped Pan realize this was the wise words he received from Mr Rutherford:
"You can be whomever you want to be, Mr. Thomas. It's your actions that define who you are. Not others' preconceived notions. The people who matter the most should know who you really are--the true you."
Overall, Pan's Conquest is an excellent story about a lusting god who tries to go after a conquest, but realizes there might more to life. So, if you have a hankering for a greek god and what to see if he's willing to change for love, you might want to read Pan's Conquest.

Favorite Quote:
"You have to take chances to love, or else you'll never love at all."
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