The first in a brand new urban fantasy series where gods roam and mortals fight, STORM OF THE GODS follows two brothers who are caught in a conspiracy revolving around ancient artifacts, and find themselves siding with their supposed enemies rather than the Olympian who demands their loyalty…
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 descendent 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.
So this is a first for me from this author. And I have to say that I don't read much Young Adult or Fantasy of any kind often. But I had been slagging in the reading department lately and thought maybe I had just been reading too many of the same type of books recently so I wanted to go for a change of pace. And thought that maybe reading something different would help out. I also thought that this book sounded interesting.
I have to say that the beginning of this book was a bit confusing and of course there were some words I had to get used to for this type of book. But once I understood the words and there meanings I could understand the book better.
I loved how Mrs. Braun incorporated Greek Gods into the real world or the real world into the Olympian world, depending on how you looked at the situation.
I loved Derek. He's a young human man that has been thrust into a world and become a warrior because of where he happened to live. He has an unbreakable bond with his younger brother. I really loved his relationship with his brother.
I have to say that this book was enjoyable. But at times I did find that it seemed to drag a bit a parts, like the author was trying to find a way to make the book exciting. But other than that it was enjoyable. I'm mean what could be better than Greek Gods being alive and roaming on the earth with humans? This book bring intense action, also.
I'm giving this book 4 Stars out of 5!!!!
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from Xpresso Book Tours for my honest review. The opinions in this post are 100% of Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews and may differ from others.