The Gods' Day to Die Kindle Edition
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About the Author
David Welch hails from the capital district of upstate New York, where he has lived all of his life. He is a longtime fan of action-adventure tales in all genres, from classic pulp tales to shoot-’em-up Westerns to ripping space operas. When not writing, he spends his time hiking, skiing, and exploring out-of-the-way places.
- Publication date : June 16, 2015
- File size : 1745 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 448 pages
- Publisher : 47North (June 16, 2015)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00PM995V4
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1477828419
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #707,614 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The God of War, Ares, has been a Christian since Jesus walked the Earth? David Welch says yes and, for me at least, makes it entirely believable. If the immortals find a medical way to become mortal, are they simply committing slow suicide, a sin that will consign them to Hell? Good question. Desmond, the self-styled God of Logic Chains and the lone mortal human fighting on the side of the few remaining long-lived Olympians, finds out his most powerful weapons are his quick mind and sharp tongue? Interestingly, the answer is yes. Most of the ancient myths are so twisted away from the original realities that they make Hollywood look truthful? Absolutely.
All in all, Welch writes so authoritatively about the way extreme longevity really works that it leaves the reader suspicious. Could he write on this topic with such force without himself being one of these quasi-immortals? It does leave one wondering....
My main complaint is that Taylor is so one-dimensional, it's hard to understand why he's even in the book other than to be a love interest and a spear-carrier. We learn he is the wealthy scion of a family business that he apparently doesn't participate in, avoiding those pesky job vs. epic battle decisions; he's an orphan, unattached and apparently friendless, avoiding those pesky family/friend obligations vs. epic battle decisions; and he has quirks, one of which is supposedly being intelligent. Other than what might be found on Facebook, Desmond is almost completely unexplored.
The good guys weren't always good guys but they are now, so to speak. The bad guy is really, really bad. In addition, he is Russian, which I guess is supposed to make him even worse.
And that's where we get to my other problem with the book. Mr. Welch gets a little too heavy-handed with the politics. Not that it's bad for a writer to have or to express political opinions but they really should be germane to the story, not gratuitous remarks thrown in from time to time.
As I said at the beginning of this review, the premise is truly interesting. However, "The God's Day To Die" doesn't do it justice.
By: David Welch
Narrated by: Scott Merriman
I really enjoyed this book. If you like Greek gods and the possiblity that they could be alive today, then this is your kind of book. Our man guy meets a gorgeous gal, of course she is gorgeous, she is a Greek god. But soon she is on the run for her live. Seems someone is picking off the last of the gods. Really exciting with wonderful characters, good plot, and lots of action.
Narrator is awesome. He performs the voices and keeps the action and emotions perfect.
But don't think I'm damning the book with faint praise. Rather I'm trying to alleviate the natural concerns some people might have after reading just the description, but without revealing too much. I really enjoyed the book, and I heartily recommend it. I very rarely bother to write an Amazon review to pan a book (unless it really deserves it and I'm upset that it badly wasted my time). Usually I just read and move on. Once in a while I'm motivated to write a review for a book that has amply earned my support. This is one of those times.
So download a Kindle sample and get hooked too. Or just buy it. I think you'll be glad you did.
Very interesting concept, though! With a little polishing, it could be a great story.
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To explain my previous statements I have to reference a few situations (although I try to keep any spoilers to a minimum):
*** Spoiler Alert ***
1) They know that people are looking for them, but they rent a car and leave a genuine address with the rental car company. First I thought this was on purpose to lure the bad guys into a trap (e.g. only one way to approach, mine field and snipers. As soon as the bad guy steps out of the car - head shot.) But no.
2) Instead of preparing for battle, they take a hike with 2 mortal children. Seriously? A psychotic sociopath is after them and they go hiking?
3) They are under fire, but they take a bad guy hostage. Well, ok, this could be useful, but the way they do it, is just ridiculous. After knocking that person out, they restrain that person with makeshift binders. This is a trained assassin. What the heck? Gag the person. Break the legs or knees, no more walking. Break the bones in the hand and fingers, no more holding a weapon or fighting. Then strap the person onto a table.
But no, nothing - makeshift restraints.
Then I stopped reading.