#Solangelo shippers, rejoice! A representative of your fandom will make an appearance in The Sun and the Star.
Meet Gorgyra, a curious nymph who is simply fascinated by Nico and Will’s relationship. Like many of you, she can’t wait to hear Nico and Will’s story told from their own perspectives.
But Gorgyra isn’t exactly what you would call a captive audience. No, she prefers to keep the entertainment captive instead. At least until they finish telling their story. But is she looking for a happy ending, or would she just rather keep the Nico and Will show on loop until she gets bored?
Which should occur . . . oh, somewhere around the end of time.
Living on the Edge
It’s not often one finds a nymph hanging out in Hades’s realm. Even less so a nymph with blue skin and indigo lips. And yet, Gorgyra has lived for years at the very edge of the Underworld, where the River Acheron disappears downstream into the void. The reason she decided to set up shop right near the final entrance to Tartarus? She has a special attachment to the river.
No one ever visits Gorgyra in her little slice of paradise, so who can blame her for being surprised when two young demigods come to ask for help in reaching Taratarus. But Gorgyra isn’t going to allow just anyone to use her canoe. No, they will have to earn the right, by telling their story. Their complete story.
And it better be juicy.
Fashion and the Star
You may have already noticed Gorgyra’s rather . . . unique style of dress. Bad news, folks: it’s one-of-a-kind. You’re won’t find that pattern anywhere other than in the Underworld. And if you really want to steal her look, you’ll have to snatch up some restless souls from the Acheron for yourself.
We should warn you, however. The cost of looking that fabulous? Those poor souls woven into Gorgyra’s dress don’t necessarily keep to themselves. How many of the outfits in your closet whisper ominously all night and day?
Annoying, yes, but still somehow a lot less embarrassing than realizing you’re the one who forgot to put their phone on silent before class started. Ominous whispers from the undead or the faint yapping of a podcast host in your back pocket? We know which we’d rather pick.
Understandably, Gorgyra is interested in hearing from some new voices that aren’t quite as well, horrifically depressing.
Normally, this is where we would recommend that Gorgyra step outside of her comfort zone, put herself out there, and meet someone with whom she can write a new story. But no, she is eternally tied to the River Acheron. We won’t spoil it here, but we can promise all kinds of waterworks once you discover the horrible truth about this tragic nymph.
We feel so bad for her, we’re even considering sending her a copy of The Sun and the Star for free. But we’re not so sure we trust those souls on her dress not to reveal the ending in their Goodreads reviews.
Want to learn the complete story of Gorgyra for yourself? Be sure to pick up The Sun and the Star: A Nico di Angelo Adventure, on sale 5/2!