Author: David Berger
Word count: 111334
Genre: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic (As says smashwords)
My rating: 4/5
Summary:During the age of Olympos, when a vengeful goddess shatters the Sacred Scales, both immortals and humans alike suffer. Apollo, the god of truth, goes from a glorious existence as The Shining One to a victim of Zeus’ wrath, and his journey makes him question his godhood, his role in the cosmos, and his views on humanity. Prophecy and the Fates direct his course, and he must make difficult, yet vital, choices. Millennia pass, and Dan, Aleta, Brandon, and Sarah—four reluctant modern-day heroes gifted by ancient civilizations born of the gods—bound by prophecy, have to choose whether or not to save their world when it could mean they never existed. They must master their new powers while battling against incomprehensible forces from the Underworld and repairing the Sacred Scales, destroyed long ago. With the equilibrium between Order and Chaos unhinged, and the Olympian gods struggling to exist, these four must ally themselves with the United Nations to protect an endangered world, becoming the only group who can fight against metaphysical threats to the Earth, forging Task Force: Gaea. Can mortals succeed where gods cannot go?
(So when I write/you read this it might seem a little rumbled up to you, so I’ll try my best to organize it to your understanding. If it’s a problem I can rewrite it!)
The first Part is Apollo’s story, in only Apollos view really. At the first it was a little confusing reading from his point since it was more describing then showing. Instead of seeing much of the surrounding we saw and heard what Apollo saw and thought. This was a good set up to get the reader into the story and wonder how balance will be found again. And it ends just on the point of driving the reader mad.
The second part: We’re introduced to the characters of the prophecy. This is when it stops being descriptive and we see the characters and their thought patterns more.Each character acquires a gift or a certain power in some way. Their stories behind them were what i found most fascinating about the books. Each individual character was given a good in depth personality and we see apollo from a different point of view.
The book like all book would drag at points, but isn’t that normal? Well it didn't drag very much since it was smoothly pushed into another scene or event or action/fight. SOme scenes would end rather abrupt and it felt like they had lost some of their meaning.
Overall it was a good read and the artwork at the end was a surprise.
Where to find a copy; https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/132593#longdescr