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review 2017-10-19 01:53
Book Tour: The Sky Throne
The Sky Throne - Chris Ledbetter

Chris Ledbetter is a new author to me. His storytelling is nice and well written. I enjoyed his book “The Sky Throne” a fantasy and mythology book. It tells a story about a young Zeus and somewhat of how he comes to be a Geek God.

 

Will Zeus and his classmates find out what they are to do? The adventures they take are thrilling. Don is short for “Poseidon”. Is this book to tell the story of ancient Greek or is it more geared towards Modern? You will have to read the book to find out for yourself and decide. Though the story of young Zeus is about ancient Greek and becoming Greek God.

 

Hypson coming to Create after young Zeus pulls enough pranks to get himself and his best friend expelled from Crete Lower Prep. Will he learn his lesson or will he continue with the pranks? Once his best friend is killed and his mother injured he is sent to Mount Olympus Preparatory Academia. He sent to Mount Olympus Preparatory Academia he as one question “Who is his real Mother”?

Source: nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/10/book-tour-sky-throne.html
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review 2016-11-03 22:36
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods - Rick Riordan,John Rocco

Just a heads-up: this book is big. I thought it would be the size of a novel, but no, it was closer to the size of a textbook.

 

So, I already knew most of these stories, but damn Percy's commentary sure made it entertaining. Percy Jackson, I officially love you. I also learned a few new stories.

 

Also, there's so much feminism and I love it. Percy points out the inequities between men and women in Greek mythology, and doesn't just gloss over the terrible things women were subjected to.

 

The illustrations are gorgeous too.

 

Now, I am so ready to read Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes.

 

Also, I said I would include some quotes but I returned this book to the library so I can't do that now. Sorry. If I ever reread it, I will definitely include some of my favorite quotes.

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review 2016-09-23 22:02
A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet Review
A Promise of Fire - Amanda Bouchet

Catalia "Cat" Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant known as the Kingmaker. This smart-mouthed soothsayer has no interest in her powers and would much rather fly under the radar, far from the clutches of her homicidal mother. But when an ambitious warlord captures her, she may not have a choice…

Griffin is intent on bringing peace to his newly conquered realm in the magic-deprived south. When he discovers Cat is the Kingmaker, he abducts her. But Cat will do everything in her power to avoid her dangerous destiny and battle her captor at every turn. Although up for the battle, Griffin would prefer for Cat to help his people willingly, and he's ready to do whatever it takes to coax her…even if that means falling in love with her.

 

 

Review 

There is a reason everyone is talking about this book. It is good. Really Really Good.

 

It has just the right balance of world building, character development, action, and romance.

 

You like everyone you are suppose to like and really dislike everyone you are suppose to hate.

 

It is a fun book with a resilient heroine and a steadfast hero. The world is grand with its mixture of traditional fantasy epic and the greek myths slathered in magic.

 

This going to be a series where we fall the hero and heroine into the next book. What kept it from being a 5 star for me was that there is a secret that seems so obvious I am mad the hero hasn't figured it out and that the heroine hasn't told him. I am also annoyed that it is going to cause undue drama when it is revealed. The first book could have ended less sequel batity.

 

But those are quibbles. This is a wonderful reader from a writer who is giving us a gift when she sits down at her computer. And the publisher has done a great job with the exquisite packaging of the book in paperback as well as the devine cover art. Thank you!

 

I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it.

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text 2016-03-06 17:20
A mortal woman who would dare fall in love with a god.

 

In writing my latest novel, a paranormal scifi-romance, Upon This Rock, I delved into the vast treasure trove of myth, legend and various religions to find inspiration. The premise was relatively simple, a mortal woman, courted and seduced by a god in her nightly dreams, would do anything to meet her lover in person. She would journey to the ends of the Earth for her loving devotion...

 

Perhaps even the Vatican.

 

The idea of gods, angels and demons seducing mortal women is embedded in every mythology across human history. What does that say about women ... that they are such ripe targets for seduction and rape? What does that say about the predatory natures of these gods?

 

 

 

Hindu gods seduced and impregnated mortals, as did Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek and Roman gods. Zues's many lovers (mortal and otherwise) are so well known, the moons of Jupiter are named after them.

 

And what would be the result of such a union?

 

Demigods.

 

 

Demigods are some of the most famous and infamous characters of lore.

 

 

In Judeo-Christian myth, the Old Testament (Torah) has a peculiar line about The Nephilim...

 

"The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; the same were the mighty men of old, the men of renown."

 

Sounds a lot like a Demigod by Greco-Roman definitions.

 

Sadly, the Demigods had it rough. They were mostly human, imbued with special abilities from their divine parentage, but mired in the mess of humanity and forever struggling against the manipulations of gods who used them to further their selfish agendas.

 

Thousands of years have passed since the days of Nephilim and Demigods, the days when gods, angels and demons walked among us, seducing women, and birthing supernaturally gifted half-breeds. 

 

Herein lies the thread of my novel, UPON THIS ROCK.

 

 

 

 

What if the Gods sought to reenter our world, to once more seduce women and regain political and religious favor among the nations of men? Ashley Rowan is lured in by the loving, patient whispers of Mithra. He promises they can be together, if only she accepts his gifts of power and journeys to the gate, to open the way to his world. 

 

Mithra has labored for centuries to reach this moment, the chance for gods to once more walk among the men and women of Earth.

 

Its Fantasy. Scifi. Mythical and legendary, encompassing thousands of years of human history, and the dark manipulations of supernatural creatures from other worlds across the galaxy. They await us at the door, ready to barge through the gateway hidden beneath the Vatican ... UPON THIS ROCK.

Source: thenightlifeseries.blogspot.com
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review 2015-10-01 18:05
Greek Gods Close and Personal and Romance in a Grand Scale
Eros the Aegean Chronicles (Volume 2) - Yelle Hughes

I read Triton, the first book in Yelle Hughes’s Aegean Chronicles some time ago and I enjoyed it enormously. I read it at a point in my life when I was going through hard times (illness in the family) and I found it very therapeutic as it took my mind off things. The mixture of fantasy, Greek mythology, fun characters, conspiracy, adventures, and fabulous locations ticks all the necessary boxes to ensure all around entertainment. There is erotica too. Erotica is not a genre I read often or I favour, so I wouldn’t dare to comment on how well this book compares to others in that aspect, although I must admit there is a scene in Eros’s house (although he prefers to be called Erok) that I found intensely beautiful. I’ll only tell you that wings are involved.

In the first novel in the series we met three Greek gods who come into contact with three women in Columbus, Ari, Sindy and Gail. What follows when the Gods set eyes on the women (and in some cases spend time with them, unwillingly or not) is only the beginning of the stories told in the series, as Greek gods are notably similar to human, and we have stories of resentment, revenge, envy, and conspiracies ahoy. In this novel we discover what had happened to Erok when he went missing, and how he reencounters his true love. Ms. Hughes gives us not only a hot romance (one of the most romantic stories I’ve read in recent times) but also chuckles, excitement, fights and tales of friendship and eternal bonds. There are many unexplained things and stories left to tell at the end of this novel that will keep us coming back for more, but on its own it is a memorable and satisfying read.

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