Gaea Review
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Robina Williams’s Quantum Cat series is one of the best fantasy series I’ve read in a long while. What I like most about the series is the fact that Ms. Williams isn’t afraid to entertain the idea that one God rules over all, including other gods and goddesses—and no, it’s not Zeus.

On a visit to the earthly plane, the earth goddess Gaea is attacked by a man and left in a ditch. This is the last straw for her. Not only are men uncaring creatures, but they’ve abused the earth for far too long. It’s time that they were once again wiped out, so the earth can renew itself. Unfortunately, it’s not her call, and if she oversteps her bounds, she might cease to exist.

Quant/Leo, a seraph/cat that moves between time and space, cautions Gaea that the God of all loved mankind so much that He sent His son to die for them. He wouldn’t take kindly to her destroying them, though she’s allowed to teach them a lesson. But Quant/Leo has a subtle message of his own to teach Gaea, and he invites her to visit with him at the friary and get to know the monks who dwell there.

Still, Gaea is determined to teach man a lesson, so she enlists the help of her relatives. With Cerberus, the hell hound, tagging along, they set out to play havoc with man. And Quant follows right beside them to make sure that Gaea doesn’t go too far and destroy herself in the process.

It was a pure delight to visit with Leo and the monks again in Gaea. I can see why Leo visits them in cat form on a regular basis. It’s such a simple, quiet life—and the friary is a place that I’d love to slip away to every now and then.

Though Gaea often rants about how awful mankind is—and she often goes overboard with her passion—I could still see her point. When you look around at all of the hate and selfishness in the world, you might wonder, like Gaea, how God could possibly love us. But, as Quant/Leo points out, there are some good people in the world. All Gaea has to do is look at the brothers at the friary and see what they’re doing to make the world a better place in their own trouble-free way.

Filled with fascinating mythological creatures and lovable characters—and written with a touch of humor—Gaea is a must-read for anyone who loves mythology. Ms. Williams mixes in a moral storyline that’ll make you stop and wonder what you can do to make the world a better place. I simply can’t wait for the next book in this series.

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