Bryan Wigmore’s The Goddess Project is an outstanding debut and a wonderful story – perhaps even more so because it defies easy categorisation. At its heart are great, believable characters – both good and bad – in a richly described setting, with a wonderful plot that remains unpredictable and intriguing right to the end of the novel. Together, these elements combine to offer something that feels unique and original, a novel unlike anything I’ve read before.
The story develops quickly, revealing itself chapter by chapter. It begins as a tale about freediving treasure-seekers, but it soon becomes clear there’s so much more to the tale: magic, technology, adventure, a conspiracy, and a central mystery that drew me in and kept me hooked. After the initial setup, the book was incredibly hard to put down and proved to be a great read. I’m already looking forward to the author’s next book, and would recommend this to anyone who loves great Fantasy. This, to me, is how Fantasy should be: a magical tale that transports you to another place.