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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Review of Paranormal Romance Novel, Child of War: A God is Born by Lisa Beth Darling

Title: Child of War: A God is Born (Volume 1)
Series: Of War Series, Book #2
Author: Lisa Beth Darling

Official Synopsis
Do you know 'Damien'? Raven makes that kid look like an angel. The "Of War"-series picks up in part I of this II-part sequel when Ares and Alena try to settle down on Olympus and await the birth of their son, Raven. Haunted by prophetic visions along with a body and mind that are starting to betray her, Alena struggles to enjoy what should be a happy and blessed occasion. The relentless hostility from the other Olympians make her yearn to be back on their cozy island home, far away from all the bickering and backstabbing that makes up Life on mighty Mount Olympus. Knowing of Zeus' unabashed hatred for Alena and the Celts, Ares becomes convinced Zeus is causing these visions and the breakdown of Alena's mind. To appease his Father, the God of Gods, Ares enters into a wicked blood pact ensuring the safety of his wife and unborn son. A pact that could cost the God of War everything he holds dear. However, once the boy arrives, it quickly becomes clear Raven may be the most powerful and cunning Olympian ever born. Outwardly despised by Zeus for his Fey blood and his filthy Celtic mother the seeds of rage and doubt are planted in the Raven's mind by a very willing Apollo. As Zeus, Apollo, and Aphrodite plot against the new family, bit by bit the true pasts of the Olympians and Celts comes to light, the battle begins for Raven’s mind and soul and for the ultimate control of Olympus.

Read an excerpt on Lisa Darling's Guest Post here.

My Review
Child of War is a jaw-dropping series that left me peeling my mouth from the floor as the story took me on an ultimate thrill ride of unrelinquished, blood-boiling romance, revenge, lust, lies and betrayal. Hang on to your seats everyone, this book is going to take you on a very bumpy ride.

Have you ever read a book where you could not see what is coming? Multiple twists and turns that left your head spinning, your heart pounding, and your temperature rising? Me neither, until I read Child of War. Everything that you thought you knew from the first book, The Heart of War, is thrown out the window as lies come to light, love is tested, and trust is put on trial.Nothing is as it seems on Olympus.

Alena is about to give birth to her son with The God of War Ares. Problem is, everyone on Olympus is out for themselves and one thing most of the gods agree upon is that Alena, a Celtic Fae, is not welcome. Her main goal is to keep her son safe, but who will keep her safe? With mostly everyone against Alena and her half-breed baby, Ares makes a blood vow with his father Zeus to keep his family safe, instead it threatens to take the family he loves so much away. How can he fix his marriage before it all comes crumbling down?

Raven is the son of every mother's nightmare. Being a God, he inherits all of the memories of his father and his mother. Knowing that he is shunned by Zeus because of his half-breed status , he blames his mother and plots against her and all who stands in her way. With a vow to gain his rightful place on the throne, he decides to take down all threats to his plan, including his family.

What do you do when the people you love betray you, and the people you want to protect are the ones out for your blood? Who will survive the War of the Gods?

This book is an amazing ride with a shocking ending that will have you sending groveling emails to Lisa to write faster...ok, maybe that's just me. I haven't read such a shocking book filled with love, danger, and non-stop action.in a long time. What an amazing unputdownable journey this was!

This book is rated 5 fangs:

When was the last time a book totally shocked you?


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