Twenty-four-year-old Derek Aerios is a war scion, a descendant of Ares, the God of War. He and his brother, eighteen-year-old Liam, capture mythological creatures and rogue scions as part of Ares's elite military force. As he struggles to cope with his violent powers and the scars of a traumatic childhood, Derek tries to keep the two vows he has made: protect his brother, and never kill a human again.
But when Ares forces him to hunt and kill four rogue scions under Athena's control—by threatening Liam's life—Derek chooses to go after the scions in order to save his brother and keep his promise to himself.
Yet the closer Derek gets to the scions, the more he realizes that his orders are part of a deeper conspiracy that put him at odds with his mission and his conscience. Athena may not be the enemy, a traitor could be in their midst, and the Titans could be closer to freedom than ever before.
First Person - Single
No, book one in a new UF series.
The story for this book wraps up but the overarching story will continue.
There's Gods, war scions, and mythological creatures... Of course there is violence.
This was an interesting Urban Fantasy and I really freaking enjoyed it!
The book was packed full of action.
The twists and turns kept me on my toes and the book rarely went in the direction I expected (I only guessed correctly once!).
Derek, and his brother Liam, are War Scions, descended from Ares.
Despite their war-mongering progenitor and fiery tempers, both Derek and Liam are good guys, trying to balance doing the right thing with trying to survive.
With their power and bloodline, it would have been so easy for the pair of them to justify being monsters but they were balanced and moral, never shying away from violence but striving to never go too far.
I adored Derek and how much he cared for his brother. Liam is most definitely Derek's weakness. He'd do anything to protect Liam including sacrificing his morals, his freedom, and his life.
To some, this may get annoying but, for me, Liam is the reason that Derek hasn't went off the deep-end and turned into the sociopath Ares wishes him to be.
It's obvious that although they're both Scions of Ares, Derek and Liam are cut from a different cloth.
Derek's power is greater and his instincts harder to control.
My only grumble about this book was how much Derek got his ass kicked considering that he is a freaky powerful war scion. He should have been able to annihilate most who faced him down but he was always so distracted - usually by what was happening to/with his brother - that he seemed to constantly be getting spanked!
His reluctance to kill - while admirable - was also a teenie bit annoying. I respected that both Liam and Derek are not murderers but they are war scions and when at war / in battle, there will be casualties. Half the problems in this book would have been solved if they'd just manned up and killed the fucknuts who repeatedly tried to kill them.
I'm really excited to see how this series develops!
It fits the character and the feel of the book.
I kinda like it but it doesn't do the book justice. The book is far more awesome.
Amy is a Canadian urban fantasy and horror author. Her work revolves around monsters, magic, mythology, and mayhem. She started writing in her early teens, and never stopped. She loves building unique worlds filled with fun characters and intense action.
When she isn’t writing, she’s reading, watching movies, taking photos, gaming, struggling with chocoholism and ice cream addiction, and diving headfirst into danger in Dungeons & Dragons campaigns.
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