PUBLISHER: Radiant Crown Publishing, LLC
DATE PUBLISHED: 11th July 2017
A GOD OF WAR SEEKING RESTORATION.
AN UNWILLING SACRIFICIAL BRIDE.
BETRAYAL THAT COULD DESTROY THEM BOTH.
“[E]very fiber of my being is woven from the rage of mortals.”
Theodric, the young God of War, has a talent for inciting conflict and bloodshed. After being stripped of his powers by his older brother, King of Gods, he sets out to instigate a mortal war to prove himself worthy of being restored to power.
“I loved Kisk once; it was my home… But that was before. This is now.”
Sixteen-year-old Cassia, like many in the modern era, believes gods and goddesses to be just a myth. Enemy to her country and an orphan of the war, she has no time for fairy tales. That’s until religious zealots from Theo’s sect offer her up as a sacrifice.
Can Cassia and Theo end the mortal war and return balance to the earth and heavens? Or, will their game of fate lead down a path of destruction, betrayal, and romance neither of them saw coming?
This mash up of modern times and mythology combines elements of Beauty & the Beast and Hades & Persephone to create a totally original retelling. I loved this book, the imagery, the worlds, the characters, it all worked so well.
Cassia is a sixteen-year-old girl who is unwillingly sacrificed to the God of War and forced to live in The Realm of the Gods and Goddesses. She is a strong female character dumped in an unfamiliar world and slowly navigates this world and learns more about the people around her.
Theo is the God of War and as such he has more on his plate than dealing with Cassia. Yet, there is an undeniable bond between the two that he cannot deny. The turmoil of Theo’s decision and the slow burning romance between Cassia and Theo left me loving this book.
The story itself was beautiful and the pacing worked well. There was never a dull moment. The creation of this new world and the world-building was spectacular. I cannot wrap up this review without mentioning the stunning cover. This was a fantastic cover that drew me in and was the main influence for me to consider this book to read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Amber R. Duell was born and raised in a small town in Central New York. While it will always be home, she’s spent the last six years living in Germany and Maine as a military wife where the next step is always an adventure.
When Amber isn’t writing, she’s wrangling her two young sons. She is a lover of history, a fan of snowboarding, and a travel enthusiast. In her downtime, she can be found curling up with a good book and a cat or two.
For more information, visit www.amberrduell.com.
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