In Search of Gods and Heroes

In Search of Gods and Heroes Buried In The Scriptures Of Ibea Lies A Story Of Rivalry, Betrayal, Stolen Love, And The Bitter Division Of The Gods Into Two Factions This Rift Forced The Lesser Deities To Pledge Their Divine Loyalty Either To The Shining Eternal Kingdom Or The Darkness Of The Underworld.When A Demon Sneaks Into The Mortal World And Murders An Innocent Girl To Get To Her Sister Chaeli, All Pretence Of Peace Between The Gods Is Shattered For Chaeli Is No Ordinary Mortal, She Is A Demi Goddess, In Hiding For Centuries, Even From Herself But There Are Two Divine Brothers Who May Have Fathered Her, And The Fate Of Ibea Rests On The Source Of Her Blood.Chaeli Embarks On A Journey That Tests Her Heart, Her Courage, And Her Humanity Her Only Guides Are A Man Who Died A Thousand Years Ago In The Dragon Wars, A Former Assassin For The Underworld, And A Changeling Who Prefers The Form Of A Cat.The Lives Of Many Others The Hideously Scarred Anya And Her Gaoler The Enigmatic And Cruel Captain Kerne The Dissolute Prince Dal And Gentle Seer Hana All Become Entwined The Gods Will Once Walk The Mortal Plane Spreading Love, Luck, Disease, And Despair As They Prepare For The Final, Inevitable Battle.In Search Of Gods And Heroes, Book One Of Children Of Nalowyn, Is A True Epic Of Sweeping Proportions Which Becomes Progressively Darker As The Baser Side Of Human Nature Is Explored, The Failings And Ambitions Of The Gods Is Revealed, And Lines Between Sensuality And Sadism, Love And Lust Are Blurred. This book has a lot going for it The cover art is attractive, and the text is pretty much error free I mention this because the publisher seems to be a hybrid publisher close to self publishing, and my primary gripe with self published works is lack of quality in regard to art and editing The novel is largely based upon Greek mythology, thematically and character wise I am somewhat confused as to the audience of the book as some descriptions refer to as a YA book whereas others do not In an This book has a lot going for it The cover art is attractive, and the text is pretty much error free I mention this because the publisher seems to be a hybrid publisher close to self publishing, and my primary gripe with self published works is lac
I read parts of this on a writing site a few years back, but when I re read it over the weekend it was clear that the author has spent time developing the world, story and characters.This was a great, smooth read involving different point of view characters We re thrown into a world of gods and demons and the first chapter takes us to the heart of the action The story starts off with a seemingly typical storyline orphaned girl, destined for greater things but it soon becomes clear there s I read parts of this on a writing site a few years back, but when I re read it over the weekend it was clear that the author has spent time developing the world, story and characters.This was a great, smooth read involving different point of view characters We re thrown into a world of gods and demons and the first chapter takes us to the heart of the action The story starts off with a s
I was lucky enough to have a glimpse of this novel a few years back on a writing website and enjoyed it even then Naturally, it has since progressed and matured into the fantastic end product that was a joy to read.In Search of Gods and Heroes is a coming of age tale where Chaeli, the protagonist is thrust into a world of deities, demons, fae and magic following the death of her sister by the hands of a sinister demon Running from her old life she gains the aid of a former Underworld assassi I was lucky enough to have a glimpse of this novel a few years back on a writing website and enjoyed it even then Naturally, it has since progressed and matured into the fantastic end product that was a joy to read.In Search of Gods and Heroes is a coming of age tale where Chaeli, the protagonist is thrust into a world of deities, demons, fae and magic following the death of her sister by the hands of a sinister demon Running from her old life she gains the aid of a former Underworld assassin, his healing sister, a guardian of the Eternal Kingdom and his fae sidekick come best friend I won t spoil the book for those who haven t read yet, but as
Fantasy fans you need to read this book It s as vivid and as glorious George.R.R Martin and Tolkien Ibea is a rich and vibrant world, grabbing the reader by the face and refusing to let go Smith has done the near impossible she has balanced a huge, epic storyline with intense and believable cha
Thank you to the author, Sammy H.K Smith, for gifting me with a copy of In Search of Gods and Heroes through a common connection All opinions expressed are my own.Before I say anything else, let me tell you I spent a good hour agonizing over this book and what to rate it I ve never felt constrained by my rating system before but I definitely do now I m just so conflicted On one hand, the complexity that this author built up in 420 pages is astounding but on the other, there are clear areas Thank you to the author, Sammy H.K Smith, for gifting me with a copy of In Search of Gods and Heroes through a common connection All opinions expressed are my own.Before I say anything else, let me tell you I spent a good hour agonizing over this book and what to rate it I ve never felt constrained by my rating system before but I definitely do now I m just so conflicted On one hand, the complexity that this author built up in 420 pages is astounding but on the other, there are clear areas of improvement kept this from perfection If you couldn t tell, I have a lot to say about this book so strap in 1 The characters This is the area that I was most conflicted by There is a healthy cast of characters that each have their own feelings and perspective I loved getting to hear from each of the characters and their interactions are spot on The issue I had, though, is the lack of backstory I
When a demon forces his way into Chaeli s home and kills her sister, Chaeli is thrown into a new world where nothing is as it first appears A world where living gods stalk the land, playing out their games of spite and malice, where alliances are uncertain and shifting, and where her own mysterious heritage makes her a pawn in a deadly game of good vs evil Can she trust an Underworld assassin, a dead man, or a changeling who prefers the form of a cat Sammy HK Smith s debut novel is a tightly p When a demon forces his way into Chaeli s home and kills her sister, Chaeli is thrown into a new world wher
This book is immensely powerful Smith manages to create vast swathes of emotion in each of her characters Some you intensely despise, some you really feel for.What seems at first your run of the mill chosen one fantasy very quickly reveals itself to be a complex and subtle tale of power and corruption, of allegiances and treachery Chaeli is a brilliantly crafted protagonist who holds her own, creates her own path, and makes her own decisions Around her are people who love her, people who h This book is immensely powerful Smith manages to create vast swathes of emotion in each of her characters Some you intensely despise, some you really feel for.What seems at first your run of the mill chosen one fantasy very quickly reveals itself to be a complex and subtle tale of power and corruption, of allegiances and treachery Chaeli is a brilliantly crafted protagonist who holds her own, creates her own path, and makes her own decisions Around her are people who love her, people who hate her, and people who want to use her Sometimes these can be the same person.The main villain, Eli, is a truly spiteful fellow and you get the distinct feeling that this isn t your usual I am evil look how evil I am King of the Underworld, but a deeply hurt and petty child who just wants to be loved.The most loathsome character is a man called Kerne who I found myself wishing death upon after only a few appearances By the end I was hoping he d have a
A brilliant first book in the series, and definitely worth a read.I admit it took me a little while to get into this book, hence the four stars Chaeli didn t immediately grab me as a character and I struggled to get started However, by the time Sheiva got on the scene I was hooked I love that cat and Anya s story really grabbed me The writing is engaging and the world is fabulous the political intrigues between the various different factions are well played the darker characters are part A brilliant first book in the series, and definitely worth a read.I admit it took me a little whil
Loved it The inventive characters and engaging storyline kept me so engrossed I read it in just 5 days, which considering that I had been working and the world cup is on is some feat I can t wait for the next installment, hopefully it comes soon So, yeahI think I m allowed to rate my own I hope Anyway, I liked it

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  • Paperback
  • 420 pages
  • In Search of Gods and Heroes
  • Sammy H.K. Smith
  • English
  • 15 November 2019
  • 1909845337