BBNYA Tour Spotlight: The Goddess of Nothing at All by Cat Rector

Happy Thursday, friends! I’m super excited to be shining a spotlight on one of my favourite fantasy/mythology reads: The Goddess of Nothing at All by Cat Rector. I first discovered this book when I signed up to read it for a tour in 2021 and was immediately wrecked by the story—the characters, the emotion, the angst—it all got me so good in the feels and I remember sobbing by the end of it. I was so excited and happy to see it get more recognition when it placed second in the 2022 BBNYA!


BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner.  If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or Twitter. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Check out my review for The Goddess of Nothing at All—it was one of my favourites to write!

Special thanks to The Write Reads for having me on this BBNYA Finalist Tour!

The Goddess of Nothing at All (Unwritten Runes #1)
Publication Date
: 1 October 2021
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Mythology

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Perhaps you know the myths.

Furious, benevolent Gods.
A tree that binds nine realms.
A hammer stronger than any weapon.
And someday, the end of everything.

But few have heard of me.

Looking back, it’s easy to know what choices I might have made differently. At least it feels that way. I might have given up on my title. Told my father he was useless, king of Gods or no, and left Asgard. Made a life somewhere else.

Maybe I would never have let Loki cross my path. Never have fallen in love.

But there’s no going back.
We were happy once.
And the price for that happiness was the end of everything.


This is a very complete list of CW/TW from the author’s website:

Don’t let the beginning fool you. This is not a soft book. I don’t shy away from challenging topics, and many of my characters will be pushed to their emotional limits.
This book may not be for you.

The book features scenes of:

  • Vulgar language
  • Gratuitous violence and torture
  • Mental, emotional, and verbal abuse
  • Unhappy situations for LGBTQA+ characters
  • Mentions of sexual coercion and rape
  • Death and violence towards animals
  • Discrimination and fantasy slurs
  • Death

  • To the best of my abilities, I’ve included a complete list of Trigger Warnings below. Beware, spoilers lie ahead.

  • Moments of gratuitous violence and gore, battle scenes, torture, death
  • Mental, emotional, verbal abuse
  • One mention of infant fatality
  • Death of a teenage child
  • Death of character with a disability
  • End of the world scenario (Ragnarok)
  • Mentions of sexual coercion
  • Mentions of rape
  • Animal-related violence and death

  • Coming Out Scene (side character)
  • Violence toward LGBTQA+ characters (not exclusive to/because of orientation)
  • Discrimination
  • Fantasy Slurs
  • ​Death of LGBTQA+ characters (it’s an end of the world scenario, and not all LGBTQA+ characters die)
  • Cross-dressing (one character unhappily forced, one character happily gender fluid)

  • Sexual encounters
  • Kidnapping
  • Mention of abortion
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Exploration of trauma and mental illness

  • This story is not a romance, there’s just romance in it. I’m going to hurt you.

    A weird myth with a mystical baby horse that implies someone had sex with a horse. Not my fault, blame the myths. Look up Sleipnir for more info, but spoilers ahead.

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    Cat Rector grew up in a small Nova Scotian town and could often be found simultaneously reading a book and fighting off muskrats while walking home from school. She devours stories in all their forms, loves messy, morally grey characters, and writes about the horrors that we inflict on each other. After spending nearly a decade living abroad, she returned to Canada with her spouse to resume her war against the muskrats. When she’s not writing, you can find her playing video games, spending time with loved ones, or staring at her To Be Read pile like it’s going to read itself.

    Epilogues for Lost Gods is the sequel to her debut novel, The Goddess of Nothing At All.

    Author Socials: Website | Twitter | Instagram | TikTok

    Have you read The Goddess of Nothing At All or is it on your TBR?

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