[Review] The Gods' Day to Die

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Title: The Gods' Day to Die

Author: David Welch

Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Folklore

Published: July 7, 2015

Source: Free copy provided by NetGalley.

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads

Desmond Taylor—a free-spirited loner and heir to a family fortune—didn’t mean to fall in love. But when he stumbles upon a beautiful archer deep in the wilderness, they begin an electrifying and wild romance like no other. To make matters even more complicated, the woman is the goddess Artemis.

Like her Mount Olympus kin, Artemis has walked among mortals for thousands of years. But Desmond and Artemis’s isolated paradise is violently shattered when they’re tracked down by the goddess Athena’s insane mortal son: a man hell-bent on killing every last god.

Thrown into a fight to the death, Desmond finds himself traveling the globe at Artemis’s side, dodging bullets and proving himself as a fighter. Now, the gods must come together to defend themselves—or risk dying violently at the hands of the psychopath who is hot on their heels. While they are skilled in battle, there are but a few gods left to fight the steady onslaught of mercenaries sent by their vicious nemesis. Can Desmond stop the massacre of the last immortals, or could this truly be the gods’ day to die?
Before we get into the review, let’s turn on some mood music. *turns on 70’s Greek god porn music*

The Gods' Day to Die is an interesting story with… a lot of sexual scenes, but not enough to make it into a porno, though most of it was tasteful enough to make it okay enough. Though it tends to get annoying because, with each page turn, I found myself in another one of those damn scenes. I do love the action scenes, especially because gods wielding guns was a good touch.

I have to admit, I started reading this book on Monday and actually ended up finishing it just yesterday (Saturday). I was easily put down because there was nothing there to keep you wanting to read more. I haven’t read many Greek god stories, but the only difference I saw that would separate it from others, would be the fact that these gods are still human and killable, along with the guns.

The writing is pretty average and dull, another reason that the book was so easily put down. I did love the relationship between Artemis and Desmond despite the consistent sexual scenes between the two.

All in all, the story had an interesting premise, but poor execution.

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