Jun 1, 2018

Early Reader Review: The Helm of Darkness by A.P. Mobley

Source: From the Author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.

The Helm of Darkness (War on the Gods, #1)
The Helm of Darkness by A.P. Mobley
Series: War on the Gods #1
Publisher: Sea of Ink Press
Publication Date:  June 3, 2018

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Format:  Ebook



Goodreads Synopsis: 
Andy and Zoey are two normal teenagers living in the modern day—that is, until they’re knocked unconscious in a freak storm sweeping the United States.

When they wake up, the world they know has been tossed away. Their city is in ruins, strange creatures walk the earth, and worst of all, everyone is gone. They stumble across Diana and Spencer, two kids around their age who possess incredible magical abilities, and who claim to be the demigod children of Greek gods. Not only that, they also claim the year is 500 AS, five hundred years after the gods conjured a massive storm that destroyed most of humanity and helped them take the world as their own once again.

Andy and Zoey are soon handed an impossible task: To save humanity. To lead a war on the gods.

They’ll have to battle monsters, death, and their own inner demons to survive and to protect the people they love.
I really have a love for books about the Greek gods - much like I have been really enjoying retellings and this is a fun one that kind of incorporates both things. The book is about two teens reincarnated to battle with the gods that have taken over the world again after fearing that humans only believed them to be myth and forgetting about them. Andy and Zoey have to find a way to defeat these all-powerful gods and return the world to the way it was before.

This was such a quickly paced book. I flew through it. The action was evenly dispersed and there was just enough character building to keep me interested, but it is also the first book of a series so there was some build up and in the end - a bit of a cliffhanger. 

Zoey, one of our main characters has had a life of hard-knocks up to this point and she has had to put herself through a lot to get here. Andy, the other character, has also had some struggles too but not as many as Zoey. These were great characters but I think I found more love for the others that play more minor roles - the demigod teens that are helping them. I found them SO interesting.

Characters aside the plot was pretty good too. There are monster battles and a trip to Hades and even some wounds. As far as Greek god stories I really enjoyed this one. I really liked that Zeus has been made out to be this horrible god with a lot of jealousy and a horrible temper, that seems fitting.

If you like mythological fantasy, I think this would be a great one to pick up.

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