Review: The Black God’s War: A Novella

The Black God's War: A Novella Introducing a new Epic FantasyThis is an interesting book. I bought it because David Farland recommended it in one of his Daily Kicks. I started reading it initially but couldn’t get into, then left for about half a year. Then a few days ago, I picked it up and started reading it again and was pleasantly surprised. Its like a blend of the Illiad, Egyptian mythology and Dune. It was the likeness to Dune though that kept me reading. The story revolves around a brother and sister blessed with gifts by the Gods. They have a strange relationship with their Gods as it seems at times they are praying for their help and at other times ordering them to do as they are told. The brother has been thrust into the role of a Christian-style God in human form and the sister is haunted by visions of slaughter sent by Siregar’s version of Hades. Both are required to serve as military figureheads, like the heroes of Hellenic myth or of Chinese mythology.
This is a novella, so its rather short, but there is a promised full book to follow the story. The writing is good and never distracts from the story. The plot, whilst not fast-paced, moves along at a balanced rate. At £0.86, this is money well spent.

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About noorajahangir

Author of the Changeling King and Adventures of Some Kid. Writer of fantasy and sf fiction.

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