Beth C. Greenberg, the author of “First Quiver” writes a unique, witty and quirky book. The genres for this book are Coming of Age Fantasy, Mythology and Folk Tales, and Romantic Fantasy, with a sliver of satire.The timeline for this story is set in the author’s present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her colorful characters as complex and complicated.
Who can really know what can upset the Mythological Gods? Cupid can’t really tell you that, but after missing his target with his arrow enough times, and getting the wrong targets at times, he finds that he is sent from the place where the Gods are, and is falling towards Earth. Greeting him is his favorite friend Pan, who Cupid had believed was dead. Pan now is walking like a man, and no longer half animal. Cupid realizes that he no longer has his wings either. Pan seems to be Cupid’s mentor and “wingman ” in a matter of speaking. Pan seems to have the task of setting Cupid on his path of redemption as well as teaching him about the “new” way of life of Earth.
Cupid seems like a chick magnet, and most of the women and some men love and adore him. Cupid’s task it seems is very difficult. It seems that the Gods have a plan to teach Cupid a lesson. Cupid has a job to do, and it is a very painful one. He can either do his job, and find love for the one he loves, or love for himself. This is a delightful and entertaining read that I would recommend for others.