Monday, 27 August 2018

Blog Tour & Review: Storm of The Gods by A.R Braun


Thirty years ago, the gods of Greek legend returned to the world. Their return restored their powers, which had been spent in a cataclysmic battle with the Titans. With the ancient deities imprisoned in Tartarus, the Olympians now reside in Néo Vasíleio, formerly known as California.

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.

*Review copy received as part of the tour*


ebook


Full-Length Novel


First Person - Single


No


No, book one in a new UF series.


No.
The story for this book wraps up but the overarching story will continue. 


Yes.
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!).

It was written from the pov of a male protagonist which is something that I don't very read much in my UF and thought was pretty cool. 

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.

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Storm of the Gods is available from August 28th!

Amazon UK - Amazon - B&N - Kobo


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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6 comments:

  1. Great review! This sounds full of action and excitement! Glad you liked it! :)

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  2. Well this sounds like fun. I am on the hunt for new UF and this one seems different. I like that it has a male protagonist even if he does get his ass kicked a few times.

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  3. Thank you so much for the in depth review! :D

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  4. I haven't read UF in soooo long and there are very few male pov UF's. This sounds fun!

    I think almost all UF protagonists get their ass kicked nonstop.
    I'm always like - you need a nap! Rest - recover a bit lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  5. Love the premise of this story. This sounds like a book that I might enjoy.

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  6. Great review. ❤️ Love the premise and that the POV is male. Thanks for introducing me to this new UF.

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