|Print List Price:||$18.00|
Save $14.01 (78%)
CATACLYSM: Return of the Gods Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 382 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
- Similar books to CATACLYSM: Return of the Gods
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I'm probably more scientific than this book's intended audience. When the god explains that "Electrons no longer exist," my mind turns away from fiction to wonder just what the implications would be--surely more than just electricity not working and the earth's magnetic field getting upset. The concept of "two-thousand year long technology era[s]" and "two-thousand year long magic" is certainly intriguing, though I wonder when the technological advancements of the ancient Greeks took place--and yes, I know they had gods too. I rebel at math being a scientific tool when I view it as art as well, but that's beside the point. Given the author's premise, this new world is nicely built on the old, and, after all, "What woman didn't" want to "believe that her husband was a god?"
It's nice to find a celiac protagonist (if you know me, you'll know why), though it's mildly frustrating to see it portrayed as an allergy--satisfying though when it's healed by magic--ah, cakes and pastries and other divine delights--the wondrous scenery and foods of the gods are sumptuously described. Battle scenes sparkle with power and fire and excitement. And myth and magic smile with pleasing touches of historical humor. There are intriguing hints of ethical dilemmas as gods look down on mere mortals, even while one of them's married to one.
The story's complete enough in itself though it ends with the clear promise of more. If you love mythology and don't mind too much about math, this just might be one for you--it's certainly a very different kind of sci-fi romantic adventure.
Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest review.
World building at it's simplest is a daunting task— but to blow up one world, to build another that is still founded in the original... My hat and coat are off to Mr. King. He introduces us to the new world as it is being built, and that allows us to settle in. Although some of his characters are as two-dimensional as a stand-up cut-out of Mr. Spock, his gods are fine tuned to be jaded, and aloof as a brain surgeon at a hug fest.
The premise for the series has a wonderful rooting, and even though I didn't fall in love with Chrystal, she can find me in her bleacher rooting hard.
As a final observation, I noticed that this was not marked as "Young Adult", but I think they would enjoy the clean well told story, and they may learn a little bit about Mythology too.
So, all in all, a great read— and great start to a series.
I managed to get through this book, but I really can't be bothered reading the rest of the series as the inconsistences in the main male character's behaviour annoyed me. He seems to be all over the place in his thinking and for someone of that great age, you'd think he would have sorted himself out by the era this story was based in. It was as if he had a split personality. The kind of person that you would never really trust.
Disclaimer: I am a friend of the author.
On the downside I feel the main characters could have had a little more depth. They were kinda cookie cutter.
It didn't get a five cause I like more explosions, violence and suspense in my stories. It gets 4 stars though. I'd be interested in the direction this series goes. Interesting plot so far.
Most recent customer reviews
Can't wait to read the next books.