Gods Behaving Badly by Marie PhillipsBeing a Greek god is not all it once was. Yes, the twelve gods of Olympus are alive and well in the twenty-first century, but they are crammed together in a London townhouse--and none too happy about it. And theyve had to get day jobs: Artemis as a dog-walker, Apollo as a TV psychic, Aphrodite as a phone sex operator, Dionysus as a DJ.
Even more disturbingly, their powers are waning, and even turning mortals into trees--a favorite pastime of Apollos--is sapping their vital reserves of strength.
Soon, what begins as a minor squabble between Aphrodite and Apollo escalates into an epic battle of wills. Two perplexed humans, Alice and Neil, who are caught in the crossfire, must fear not only for their own lives, but for the survival of humankind. Nothing less than a true act of heroism is needed-but can these two decidedly ordinary people replicate the feats of the mythical heroes and save the world?
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This month, we look at fantasy. We reviewed some fun sites: BestFantasyBooks. In no particular order, here are the top 25 fantasy books of all time. One ring rules them all. The Dark Lord put all of his powers in One Ring that was taken from him. After years in Middle-earth, Bilbo Baggins ends up with the ring. After he reaches his eleventy-first year, he disappears, and the ring becomes the property of Frodo, his cousin.
Dec 12, PM. I'm looking for novels where gods of various religions are actually in modern times. For some of these examples would be Magic Bites by Kate Daniels novels. The example that immediately comes to my mind is American Gods , by Neil Gaiman. Dec 13, AM. So many people think it is great, although for me it was three stars, I liked it but did not love it. Pitts Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin.
We mortal folk love dallying with the gods. Modern authors love writing books about gods and mythology. And, thank the gods, because I love to read them. Books about gods and mythology are just deeply satisfying to read. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. The problem is that a doozy of a prophesy is bearing down on her.
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Both subjects are truculent and it requires courage, chutzpah and then some to tackle these two together between hard covers; fortunately Nick Laird has the necessary qualities and he pulls it off magnificently. The Donnelly family live in Ballyglass, a mid-sized mid-Ulster town that seems, at least to me, not unlike Cookstown, where the author grew up. The clan patriarch is Ken, sometime estate agent, flinty, dour, obdurate, and the matriarch is Judith, long suffering, indefatigable and rotten with cancer. Ken and Judith have three adult children. This is only one of many excellent gags that litter this very funny book. The middle child is Alison, a lonely divorcee, her ex is Bill, an alcoholic policeman who regularly beat her. The youngest Donnelly is Spencer.
American Gods is a fantasy novel by British author Neil Gaiman. The novel is a blend of Americana , fantasy , and various strands of ancient and modern mythology , all centering on the mysterious and taciturn Shadow. It gained a positive critical response and won the Hugo and Nebula awards in A special tenth anniversary edition, which includes the "author's preferred text" and 12, additional words, was published in June by William Morrow. Two audio versions of the book were produced and published by Harper Audio : an unabridged version of the original published edition, read by George Guidall, released in ; a full cast audiobook version of the tenth anniversary edition, released in