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3 7 20 Per author Echoes of the Gods with a new animated cover is now on a 50% promo at 1.99, down from 3.99 until Apr 5 via most online retailers 3 7 20 Per author Echoes of the Gods with a new animated cover is now on a 50% promo at 1.99, down from 3.99 until Apr 5 via most online retailers Fascinating WorldsThis title leaned heavily on Babylonian, Greek, and Norse mythology although the rest of the well known pantheons are acknowledged if not explored I enjoy mythology and especially enjoy it when it sneaks into a storyline like with Mia West s serial saga Storm s Edge beginning with Thrust and her related serial series Sons of Britain beginning with Marked by Fire , which initially appear to be Roman era historicals but ultimately and craftily begin to entwine with Arthurian Fascinating WorldsThis title leaned heavily on Babylonian, Greek, and Norse mythology although the rest of the well known pantheons are acknowledged if not explored I enjoy mythology and especially enjoy it when it sneaks into a storyline like with Mia West s serial saga Storm s Edge beginning with Thrust and her related serial series Sons of Britain beginning with Marked by Fire , which initially appear to be Roman era historicals but ultimately and craftily begin to entwine with Arthurian legend This one was a littleblatantly in your face with the mythological aspects, but I still enjoyed it.I loved the cover, too It tickled some sci fi ish art bone and reminds me, loosely, of the aliens in the movie The Abyss in shape if not in color Maybe that s why it appealed to me That was a fantastic movie wink I just dated myself Ha That said, the MCs in this one were great, too They were a little too physically perfect to be believed, but given what I know of mythology and who the gods generally selected to be their closest mortal companions, it was at least an accurate approach even though inhuman perfection in humans generally isn t my thing Real life is a lotmessy Then again, this wasn t really representative of real life, so The typical miscommunication or lack of communication theme is present here, definitely not my favorite, but the innocence of one of the MCs kept it from going over the line to infuriating In a way, some of the relationship misadventures just served to reinforce and validate the true connection between the two, so while I spent a little time pissed off at the MCs, I got it.The worlds hopping adventure was fun The plot was fun I adored Shara and liked cluelessly earthbound Yngvi a great deal despite the idiocy he brought to the table sometimes Yngvi reminded me a little bit of T.J Klune s knight character, Ryan Foxheart, from his Tales from Verania series beginning with The Lightning Struck Heart , just without the buffoonery I found Yngvi endearing, if infuriating at times The relationship development was believable given the mythological framework things were theoretically different in that world when it came to love and relationships so I didn t find it hard to scrap modern conventions on those aspects in this title I notice a lot of reviewers sometimes have a hard time ditching modern ideas of love and relationships when reading titles that don t fit a contemporary mold and it tends to color their opinions I tried not to do that here For example, insta love lust tends to grate on my nerves unless we re talking about shifters, but in this title, in this world, it was forgivable Despite Yngvi s constant state of denial and one MF scene yuck I thought the book was pretty damn hot when taken in sum total, regardless of the fact that not all the sex involved was between the MCs I think the author did a good job of conveying the intimacy of their relationship which, quite frankly, saved this title from DNF after certain events I won t spoil any further here.The pacing was great even though I would have liked to spend a littletime delving into the different worlds, the taste we got of the ones represented seemed authentic enough I would have liked a better idea of what Yngvi and Shara will do going forward or if there are anyadventures in their future, but we didn t get that I also would have liked to see what happened with Yngvi s particular pantheon when he returned home as in, if there was any reaction at all, if he was missed by his patron Thor, if there was any repercussions to Asgard from events that occurred in the beginning of the story or to the quest he and Shara completed, but we didn t get any of that either Maybeis forthcoming, maybe not, but even as a standalone this title was entertaining, fascinating, and heartwarming in many ways I enjoyed it and look forward to seeing what the author comes up with next Other reviews by NeRdyWYRM can be read here Images if present may be subject to copyright Galley copy of Echoes of the Gods provided by the author in exchange of an honest review. From the author EotG is a gay romance at the heart of an interstellar action adventure in which Norse, Egyptian, Greek and Babylonian mythologies intersect in passionate and perilous ways.Shara and Yngvi are both skilled warriors, brave and loyal, who are drawn to each other by an undeniable attraction and violent circumstances that take them on a journey across the stars to stop a renegade god on a murderous rampage But beneath the conflict the battles, the betrayal and the sex runs a secondar From the author EotG is a gay romance at the heart of an interstellar action adventure in which Norse, Egyptian, Greek and Babylonian mythologies intersect in passionate and perilous ways.Shara and Yngvi are both skilled warriors, brave and loyal, who are drawn to each other by an undeniable attraction and violent circumstances that take them on a journey across the stars to stop a renegade god on a murderous rampage But beneath the conflict the battles, the betrayal and the sex runs a secondary, unifying thread of self discovery.The cover aims to reflect the celestial scope of the book and convey a sort of cosmic hum , the kind I imagine the heavens would emit, while the title teases a clue to the plot And given the book s subject, a pseudonym combining the Greek and Norse mythological equivalents of my real name and surname in Sanskrit Earth Sun seemed appropriate If you happen to wander over toBN Kobo iTunes and pick this up, I d really appreciate it if you took a few minutes to rate and review the book online 03 Sep 2018 Looks like my second novel might just be a sequel to EotG Plotting is underway Crossing my fingers and toes that it all works out.Gaia Stories that take old legends, existing mythologies, or well known characters and weave them into a new world with a unique tale are among my favorite kind So when I first read the blurb for this novel with its mention of Midgard, renegade gods, shocking secrets, and a quest for vengeance I was intrigued The trip across the stars that is mentioned is actually a journey to various realms, and while I had sort of expected science fiction my mistake, I know , this novel turned out to firmly Stories that take old legends, existing mythologies, or well known characters and weave them into a new world with a unique tale are among my favorite kind So when I first read the blurb for this novel with its mention of Midgard, renegade gods, shocking secrets, and a quest for vengeance I was intrigued The trip across the stars that is mentioned is actually a journey to various realms, and while I had sort of expected science fiction my mistake, I know , this novel turned out to firmly rooted in the land of fantasy and various pantheons of gods The author took me on a trip from Midgard to Aegyptus and Graecia, Nibiru played a significant role, and the characters pulled me into their struggle within the first few pages With excellent worldbuilding and an exciting world like this what can go wrong Please find my full review on Rainbow Book Reviews ( Download Book ) ⚓ Echoes of the Gods ♼ Peace reigns in Midgard and with no wars to fight, Yngvi, soldier and fancy free charmer, craves danger, excitement and adventure He finds all that and in a mysterious stranger whose arrival in Midgard coincides with an unexpected attack on Asgard s pantheon by the fiendish armies of Loki, renegade god of the Underworld Shara has pursued a killer to Midgard and can t afford to be distracted by the charismatic Yngvi, not when the fugitive has eluded him twice already But Yngvi is like no one Shara s ever met annoyingly tenacious, but also brave, loyal and inconveniently attractive A single night together shouldn t change anything But it changes everything, and Shara finds himself giving Yngvi his body, his trust and much Caught in the riptide of Shara s shocking secrets, Yngvi joins him on a quest for vengeance that takes them across the stars, onto new worlds and into battles with gods, monsters and their own unfamiliar, conflicting feelings Disloyalty breeds distrust, threatening to destroy their new, fragile bond, but they must each choose between heart and life when they finally uncover the startling past that will change the future Frank Williams Yngvi Why the Allies Won soldier and fancy free charmer Being Sam Frears craves danger Homing Instinct excitement and adventure He finds all that and in a mysterious stranger whose arrival in Midgard coincides with an unexpected attack on Asgard s pantheon by the fiendish armies of Loki Post Everything renegade god of the Underworld Shara has pursued a killer to Midgard and can t afford to be distracted by the charismatic Yngvi Nikhil (Kaliszians, not when the fugitive has eluded him twice already But Yngvi is like no one Shara s ever met annoyingly tenacious Surrender of a Siren (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy, but also brave Buried Fire loyal and inconveniently attractive A single night together shouldn t change anything But it changes everything The Dragons Virgin Slave and Shara finds himself giving Yngvi his body Soft Keys his trust and much Caught in the riptide of Shara s shocking secrets Fat, Black, Virgin. (1) Yngvi joins him on a quest for vengeance that takes them across the stars A Season with Verona onto new worlds and into battles with gods What is Remembered monsters and their own unfamiliar The Children conflicting feelings Disloyalty breeds distrust Petting Girls threatening to destroy their new The Virgin in the Garden fragile bond Dead Aid but they must each choose between heart and life when they finally uncover the startling past that will change the future Currently free on Amaon US A Joyfully Jay review 4.75 starsIt s easy to break down Echoes of the Gods by the mythological realms that are predominately featured Nibiru, Midgard, Egypt, and Greece Each of these are well detailed and rife with strongly researched mythology Some of the classic information has been altered or somewhat re imagined, but for anyone who has a working knowledge of myth, these places and Gods will feel familiar Yngvi and Shara are both compelling characters and their slow romance is a strength A Joyfully Jay review 4.75 starsIt s easy to break down Echoes of the Gods by the mythological realms that are predominately featured Nibiru, Midgard, Egypt, and Greece Each of these are well detailed and rife with strongly researched mythology Some of the classic information has been altered or somewhat re imagined, but for anyone who has a working knowledge of myth, these places and Gods will feel familiar Yngvi and Shara are both compelling characters and their slow romance is a strength of the book It s harder to like Yngvi at times because he has a wandering eye and despite his devotion to Shara, he doesn t try to hard to resist the advances of others He eventually manages to redeem himself, but there are times you want to shake him for squandering Shara s affection Shara is sweet and somewhat naive and he has something of a nihilistic view of his task And for good reason It s an impossible challenge and Shara is no fool, but as a reader it was rewarding to see him taking advantage of joy where he could find it.The action in Midgard and Nibiru is well written and suitably tense The author does a good job of setting the time and place and making the stakes palpably high But Shara and Yngvi s journeys to Egypt and Greece arechaotic, less focused, and frankly a bit boring One involves chasing a riddle and the other a hedonistic orgy Both Egypt and Greece still have enjoyable moments and they are critical to the wider story, they just aren t as strong as Midgard and Nibiru.Read Sue s review in its entirety here Disclaimer I was given an ERC in exchange for an honest review of this book That being said, this is a must read for any lovers of mythology, adventure and or a good romance If I had to use one word to describe this novel it would be epic From the grandiose save the universe adventure to the deeply passionate relationship between the protagonists, there is so much about this book that kept me turning the pages This book isthan a romance,than steamy sex scenes and passionate Disclaimer I was given an ERC in exchange for an honest review of this book That being said, this is a must read for any lovers of mythology, adventure and or a good romance If I had to use one word to describe this novel it would be epic From the grandiose save the universe adventure to the deeply passionate relationship between the protagonists, there is so much about this book that kept me turning the pages This book isthan a romance,than steamy sex scenes and passionate kisses It isthan a dump of mythology information, andthan a puzzle to be solved or an adventure to be had This book has a great balance of all of this, never leaning so heavily towards one aspect that the other elements of the plot are forgotten Gaia Sol obviously has an extensive knowledge of mythology as it shows in the book It was so easy to get pulled into this world despite not knowing very much about Norse, Greek, or Egyptian mythology myself This shows a talent of the author in their use of vivid descriptions to bring the settings and characters to life in a way I ve seen very few authors do The grandiose language doesn t draw from the story at all, but rather added to my experience and made it nearly impossible to put the book down TheI read, theI wanted to read The dialogue is witty, flows well, and really endears you to the characters who speak it.My favourite aspect of this novel was the almost palpable intimacy of the story both between the protagonists as well as between them and the reader We get to see the quiet moments they share, and we learn their innermost thoughts and desires I loved seeing their relationship blossom, to see firsthand their dedication to each other and their mission I loved that they weren t afraid to show every part of themselves to the other The characters have this vulnerability to them that keeps you rooting for them as you read After reading this book, I m excited to see what else Gaia Sol creates This is a novel you won t soon forget after reading, and one you will be forever glad you decided to read Interesting premise, but the book has problems that need developmental editing to fix I couldn t get into it.I think we all picked up this book for the same reasons we wanted to read a gay romance set in a mythological world, especially in a mythology that includesexotic legends from Babylonian or Egyptian culture The latter is hard to find in fantasy when combined with the former, books such as this one are rare finds indeed.Alas, this turned out not to be a hidden gem There were two Interesting premise, but the book has problems that need developmental editing to fix I couldn t get into it.I think we all picked up this book for the same reasons we wanted to read a gay romance set in a mythological world, especially in a mythology that includesexotic legends from Babylonian or Egyptian culture The latter is hard to find in fantasy when combined with the former, books such as this one are rare finds indeed.Alas, this turned out not to be a hidden gem There were two fundamental problems I had with the book Firstly, like some reviewers have mentioned, I could not connect with the characters partly it was because of the third person narration too much telling, not enough showing and partly because the characters weren t built out I know next to nothing about Yngvi or Shara, yet the author almost immediately launches into a lengthy battle scene I felt completely disconnected Then there was the inconsistent characterisation Shara is portrayed as either an adult male who understands his sexuality in the beginning of the book and, a couple of pages later, he is made out to be some sort of newborn lamb who doesn t understand what an erection is Pick one and stick with it.In the first battle, Shara turns into this Mary Sue character The Gods of Valhalla Odin, Thor, Heimdall are felled instantly by Loki and his minions, but Shara somehow succeeds where three Gods could not Nothing up to that point suggested at this kind of power it made no sense, and I gave up Overall, I think this book needs attention from a good developmental editor There are no typos or flow issues, but the beginning of the story just doesn t make any sense to me as a reader 4.5 Stars Echoes of the Gods is Gaia Sol s debut novel and let me tell you, if this is the start of her writing career, I can t wait to find out what she ll be able to write once she has a fewbooks under her belt The story blends Babylonian, Norse, Egyptian and Greek mythology with a complex plot, engaging characters and vivid imagery that were completely enthralling The action scenes were well thought out and delivered and there were a lot of twists and turns that kept me at the edge 4.5 Stars Echoes of the Gods is Gaia Sol s debut novel and let me tell you, if this is the start of her writing career, I can t wait to find out what she ll be able to write once she has a fewbooks under her belt The story blends Babylonian, Norse, Egyptian and Greek mythology with a complex plot, engaging characters and vivid imagery that were completely enthralling The action scenes were well thought out and delivered and there were a lot of twists and turns that kept me at the edge of my seat until the very last moment I love Shara, he was a delightful character, strong, loyal and a bit innocent in certain ways I liked Yngvi, even if I did want to clobber some sense into him some times, but he certainly made up for it near the end I could ve done without the MF or the orgy scenes, but I guess at least the first one served a purpose There was a lot of chemistry between Shara and Yngvi, but I would ve liked to see the physical part of it developed further than the first sex scene before they started their journey, and not just the emotional part It was pretty neat to see how different and yet the same all the different realms and gods were represented Overall, this was a fabulous read Brilliantly written and detailed without turning overbearing, action packed, fast paced and interesting with a great cast of characters I couldn t get enough of Highly recommendable Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn t a requirement