- File Size: 1069 KB
- Print Length: 287 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Connie Suttle; 1 edition (April 30, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 30, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CLJLZFC
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,035 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've read all Blood Destiny,Ir'indicti and High Demon book. The author is prolific and although she is starting to creep her prices upward, still reasonably priced. The books are generally fast, fun, very mindless reads.
But this series (God Wars) is by far her worst to date. She tries a new writing technique switching viewpoints between multiple characters every few paragraphs or pages. This just plain sucks. If she went a significant length (20 or more pages) between characters and limited it to a few key characters it might be bearable. To further complicate her story line she switches between two different time periods and allows multiple characters to time travel. This time travel also allows them to change the past; thus changing the "present".
This book could be viewed as a juvenile teen fantasy, but sex makes it very much age inappropriate. Her love scenes drift into even more esoteric kinky sex practices and her female heroines continue to collect lovers like charms on a bracelet. The series writing tends to be repetitive. Lonely woman feeling sorry for herself. But she is somehow irresistible to males, and marries multiple hunks. The "hunks" act very immaturely (which is kind of hard to believe for mates often supposedly thousands of years old) treating her badly (does the author have a history we should know about?). Only the heroine can defeat the evil that threatens. The heroine discovers even more powers, finds a few more mates to jump into bed with, and saves the world. Her mates then rediscover how wonderful she is and crawl back begging her forgiveness. Occasionally a god intervenes if things get too tangled up and author can't otherwise straighten out the mess she has created. The Ir'indicti series differs because of a male hero, who essentially gets no mates and seems to be ultimately rejected by those mates he desires. Doesn't seem fair for the males, but author is female.
The story is predictable. The female heroines are terrible role models for young teens because of their blatant jumping into multiple beds, their casual killing of bystanders and villeins without trials, their roles as victims, and their stereotype of a woman's worth being defined as a sexual partner. At least in the God Wars the heroines value isn't defined partly by her ability to cook.
The series would also benefit by a chart showing the levels of the gods involved as to who outranks/outpowers whom. What does it take to be listed as a god. At one point she kills off a half million gods. At what point does the term god become useless and a better label would be high powered alien. And frankly after a while who cares?
The redeeming points are:
The book is inexpensive
The book is very fast read
Only if you have read everything else by the author should you even consider reading this series. This series continues with some of the characters you should be familiar with. I continue to read the series as fun escapism and because I already have so much time invested I might as well ride it to the end. If you want to kill a few hours, go for it. But be prepared to occasionally be frustrated with idiotic characters, confusing plots, and difficult to follow twists.
I cannot endorse this book as intellectual, deep or redeeming role models. But is a very quick fast paced read and still relatively inexpensive.
I am so hooked on her books that I can't put it down.
Reading her wonderful world of magic, Gods, Vamps, Wolves, etc
& mayhem rocks me to my core!
I read all the Series more times than I can count
I just can't put it down. I even have the audio version of the first 3 Blood Destiny
(Suttle) books. I hope they put all 25 books 26 when First Ordinance Book 3 comes out.
The connections in all Series read in the following order really answers a lot of questions:
1. Saa Thalarr
2. Blood Destiny (Suttle)
3. High Demon
4. God Wars
5. First Ordinance
I don't want to spoil the excitement by blurting out secrets; others have already
I hope you buy these amazing books. I can absolutely guarantee that you will read them
more than 5 times each! I have already forgotten how many times I've read each one
& I'm not exaggerating !!!!!!!!
That's nothing compared to how many times Ive listened to Blood Destiny 1-3 in Audible.
PLEASE Connie, MAKE SURE THE DO ALL YOUR BOOKS. I WILL CERTAINLY BUY THEM :)
After you get these check out her R-D Series - Cloud Dust & Cloud Invasion. They are
Blood destiny series Blood Wager (Blood Destiny #1); Legend of the Ir'Indicti seriesBumble (Legend of the Ir'Indicti #1), and then read High Demon series Demon Lost (High Demon #1) (High Demon Series).
This first book of the next series installment brings the bulk of our characters, those we love and hate, all together for the God Wars series. It is definitely an emotional roller coaster with the two new characters.
I am already ready for June when the next installment comes out. Great work Connie!
As Penny and others have said, read the other series first otherwise it is easy to get lost on why the characters are behaving in certain ways.
Once you catch up, this book is going to pull you along fast. I am already on my third re-read.
Enjoy once you have a chance to discover Connie's world!
If you are new to Connie's books I would recommend you start at the beginning with the Blood Destiny Series and get to know and love her characters right from the beginning.
Her series are:
Blood Destiny Series
Legend of the Ir'Indicti Series
High Demon Series
God War Series
I have loved each and every book and I am constantly waiting for the next book to be released, I can't recommend these books enough.