Monday, 2 November 2015

God of War by Ian Thompson

God of War is a well-written, descriptive and enthralling page-turner, that's not for the faint-hearted.

The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next and who would survive (or not).

I liked the way the modern story and the one set in Roman times were told in alternating chapters through the book.

The characters, both ancient and modern, were fleshed out and believable. I can't say I liked all the characters, but then they weren't all supposed to be likable.

A great book my a new-to-me author - I will be adding more books from Ian Thompson to my to-read list.

I received an ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.



Synopsis:

Horror of the Past. Terror of Today. Roman greed and ambition created something almost two millennia ago. That creation still lives – starving, lusting for blood, eager to inflict suffering and carnage...

During the Roman Occupation of Britain, Gaius Pertinax embarks on a quest to provide “something special” for Nero’s gladiatorial arenas. The ever-worsening consequences of his actions will threaten his life, his sanity and even his soul...

A group of modern-day cavers discover the results of Gaius Pertinax’s ancient endeavours. They are trapped deep underground... Running out of food, supplies and power for their lights... Hunted by a behemoth worse than their darkest nightmares: a gigantic creature that kills both to feed and to satiate its sadistic desires...

Is there an escape from this subterranean hell? Can the God Of War ever be stopped..?


The Author:

Ian Thompson was born in Liverpool, England, but has lived most of his life in a small town in Cheshire. He pursued a career in textiles, including laboratory testing and quality control. Give him some fibres from a carpet, item of clothing or curtain, plus a microscope and some chemicals, and he’ll quickly tell you all about them!

Throughout his life, Ian has loved good tales - whether in the form of novels and short stories, TV shows, movies, comics or video games. He likes fast-paced adventures, strong and unusual characters, gritty action and twists he wasn't expecting. Being taken away into the realm of someone's imagination has always appealed to him and has driven him to create realms of his own.

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