Juliet Marillier has done it again, spinning another tale full of fantasy and feminine ingenuity. Cybele's Secret,a companion to Wildwood Dancing, features scholarly Paula as our heroine.She travels with her father on a secretive trading expedition to procure the fabled Statue of Cybele, an ancient Pagan Goddess. During Paula's adventures she gets sucked into a love triangle between her bodyguard Stoyan and the dashing "pirate" Duarte Aguiar as the search for Cybele.
Cybele's Secret was an okay book.It took a little more time to get into than Wildwood dancing, but it was very readable. It's a very basic love story; nothing leaves you hanging on the edge of your seat.As always with a Juliet Marillier story, true love prevails over all.
I give Cybele's Secret 3 ***.