Series review: Fate of the Gods by Amalia Dillin
After Adam fell, God made Eve to protect the world. - Adam has pursued Eve since the dawn of creation, intent on using her power to create a new world and make himself its God. Throughout history, Eve has thwarted him, determined to protect the world and all of creation. Unknown to her, the Norse god Thor has been sent by the Council of Gods to keep her from Adam's influence, and more, to protect the interests of the gods themselves. But this time, Adam is after something more than just Eve's power-he desires her too, body and soul, even if it means the destruction of the world. Eve cannot allow it, but as one generation melds into the next, she begins to wonder if Adam might be a man she could love.
Available on Amazon.com: Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods) (Volume 1)
Absolutely breathtaking. An imagination so new and refreshing has created such a detailed and beautifully complex world of gods and mortals.
It is an elegant roller coaster of myth, legend, love and indeed life that spans across all pantheons old and current. A tale that connects through different lives, histories, cultures and indeed time.
Amalia shows greath depth with grace as her vast cast of characters introduces the reader to something new, something familiar and something magical within each chapter. Neither flaunting her knowledge and understanding of the cultures and faiths she writes about but doesn't leave the reader completely miffed either.
The characters have real fire and real passion as well as real pain shining through the words and the imagery of scenery, scents, emotions even are so strong and vivid that I can't help but imagine it all as a movie directed and produced by my imagination but Amalia has written the script, in my head. And that of course is the mark of a truly good book.
The plot grips you tight and turns you one way and then another, like a swift flowing stream so the change in focus, direction or attention isn't forced or stitled but almost natural as the tension increases and the reader is always left anticipating what comes next.
If you like mythology of any kind, if you like a love story but want a love story with a truly original twist like none other, if you like drama and magic, if you like to see the timeless war of good vs bad, right vs wrong, then this is the book for you.
To win the world, Adam will defy the gods, but his fate rests in Eve's hands. - Since the gods returned Adam's memory six hundred years ago, Thor has been a scourge on his lives. But when Adam learns that Thor has been haunting his steps out of love for Eve, he is determined to banish the thunder god once and for all. Adam is no fool: Eve still loves the man she knew as Thorgrim, and if she ever learned he still lived, that he still loved her, Adam would lose any chance of winning Eve to his side, never mind liberating the world. But after everything Thor has done to protect Eve, everything he's sacrificed, the thunder god won't go without a fight. Not as long as Eve might love him again. Which means Adam has to find a new ally. The enemy of his enemy, complete with burning sword and righteous resentment of the gods. But in order to attract the Archangel Michael's attention, he needs Eve - an unmarried Eve, willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. It shouldn't be too difficult to find her in the future. Not now that he knows how to look.
Available on Amazon.com: Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods) (Volume 2)
Breathtaking. The great depth, detail, beauty, humanity and love story that begin like a graceful whirlwind in Forged by Fate has escelated with great passion and imagination into a storm of the highest ranking in Fate Forgotten.
As the first book was focusing a lot on Eve this time we get a glimpse into Adam's world and it will test your compassion for whether by the end you sympathise with him or still doggedly deteste him. Of course Thor is still around keeping an eye on proceedings and well, so much happens and yet doesn't happen and it's the latter which will always put you on the edge of your seat.
The world Amalia has created goes a huge leap further than previously as we not only get insight into events of the past and the present but in Fate Forgotten we glimpse the future for Adam and Eve - again it's open to opinion on whether it's good or bad BUT the real question is HOW and WHY and WHEN? And maybe WTF?
I can't wait for the final book in the series as it will surely not just rock our worlds but those of the ever tangled trio of Eve, Adam and Thor but also explode it and make us wonder what it is that makes love so divine and yet so destructive.
Bring on summer 2014! Bring on the Gods!
When Adam left Eve, abandoning his wife and their newborn daughter Elah, he thought he was saving the world. But he hadn't counted on the influence of Michael, twisting Elah's love for her parents into paranoia, or the slow, leaching death of the world she rules. How could he have known the blame for the world turning barren would fall on Eve?
Eve only had two years to teach her daughter love, to cement Elah's sense of morality and ensure the safety of all Creation. Even with the help of Raphael, Elah is becoming her father's daughter, a master manipulator, and she's determined to have her way, even if it means betraying her own mother's trust.
With Loki and the Aesir gone, Thor thinks he's protected Eve from the ravages of Ragnarok, but there are forces in play even the gods can't see. When Thor arrives in Eve's next life, offering her everything she ever wanted from Adam, and more — eternity without death or rebirth, and the freedom to live outside of her daughter's reach — Eve is more than tempted. Being part of the world has grown physically painful. If she can escape to Asgard, maybe she can live again. Maybe she can love again.
But can the world survive with only Adam to protect it?
It is beyond Epic! It is beyond Gripping! It is beyond beautiful with words! It is almost addictive and is a HUGE and well deserved finale to the journey the reader has been on with Eve, Adam and Thor.
Again Amalia Dillin becomes a writerly-wizard with the way she manages and successfully entwines 3 different view points and 3 different time periods into a beautifully intricate storyline.
After the heart-wrenching journey of Books 1 & 2 you would think it couldn't possibly get any worse for our Heroine and Heroes, Eve, Adam and Thor but destiny, fate and a well-planned and crafted plot prove otherwise. Each chapter really grabs hold of your heart and yanks it from page to page, it often knocks the air out of your lungs with each new revealed secret and dangerous threat. You have no choice but to keep reading as you always try to find out what happens next and most importantly if anyone has a happy ending.
Available on Amazon.com: Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods) (Volume 3)
Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods) (Novella)
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