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- Print Length: 26 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 29, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005K21VDI
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,885 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The gods come together to create a universe, filled with creatures of their making. The only problem is that all the gods are incredibly shallow and self-centered, and their creations are made in their images. The Dark God seems to have his head screwed on better than the rest, and tries to pursuade them of the foolishness of their endeavor (and fails, of course). So he sets out to prove his point through his creation, the goblins. Then the newly-created universe is turned loose to grow and develop. When some of the creatures reach out to their gods directly, which the gods consider to be an 'assault upon heaven', the Dark God is chosen to destroy all creation - and he refuses. What ensues is supposed to be a 'learning situation' for creation - but do they learn, or are the creatures too made too much in the likeness of their creators?
Highly recommended if you like this type of humor.
Note on Kindle formatting: Very good. I only noticed one or two minor formatting errors, none of which impacted reading.
The banter in this was just perfect for me, and I found myself giggling over things I probably would have never giggled over, like the extinction of an entire race because they tried to fly into space. And I love the God of Dark for going to live on the planet, sulking like a little kid because he refused to smite everyone that got to close to the gods. I also liked how he tried to teach the God of Light a lesson, but in doing so...well, you'll just have to read the story. It's a great find for the free price tag, and only took me a few hours or so to read. So if you're looking for something to read that is light, sometimes funny with almost a dark sense of humor, and can be done in a few hours, I would recommend this little novella.
The "voice" of this book was a lot of fun. It fit my sense of humor quite well (I also like Douglas Adams and Monty Python), and I enjoyed reading this. It's always nice to finish a book with a smile on your face.
The frustration of the narrator with his fellow gods was palpable at times, but always amusing. The contrast between the created races (or rather the gods' "plans" and ideas regarding them) was interesting, and Acerbus' (mighty be the Smiter) solution to the problem managed to be innovative while incorporating some of the oldest tropes in story-telling history.
It's free! Give it a read and enjoy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written with few grammar errors. A very sarcastic retelling of the creation of the world. Apparently being a God doesn't give you any smarts.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not really to my taste, but very well written and if you think the setup is pretty cool, you will absolutely love it! Read morePublished 17 months ago by A. Hicks
Read in one sitting. I like the turn on his point of view. Would read other books by this author.Published on November 30, 2013 by Jennifer Benson
This story will probably be best appreciated for fans of fantasy who like a bit of humor. Nothing struck me as laugh-out-loud funny, but there was a balance between cheesiness and... Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by morehumanthanhuman
Written well. Didn't like the ending or the premise of a god committing suicide, regardless of the reason. They want at least 20 words for this review - why? Read morePublished on October 26, 2013 by gary bennett
I swear, this story captures the complete essence of how I feel most days. Acerbus is saddled with Lux and the eleven other stupid Gods who start and experiment without... Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by Diane Malkowski
This is a fabulous short story. The sarcastic god of the goblins will have you rolling your eyes at the rest of the pantheon the entire time.Published on August 31, 2013 by Rachel D.
I thought it was a great book that was fun to read and I hope the second one will be just as fun!Published on April 15, 2013 by Andrew
An interesting premise - what if the god of darkness was the only god who wasn't a complete moron? It is written in a fun, easy to read manner that both amuses and raises... Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by M. Harrison
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