Godhead

Godhead is Books I received a free pdf copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review I love urban fantasy I love Greek Mythology I love horror This boo

Godhead is Books *I received a free pdf copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*I love urban fantasy. I love Greek Mythology. I love horror. This book sounded as if it had elements of all three so I was looking forward to it. The Gods of Olympus have been betrayed by Aphrodite, who lets demons in to their home to destroy them all. The last throw of the dice for Hera is to seal in the demons and expel the rest of the gods to live in the mortal world. Fast forward to the present day and Aphrodite has been killing all the descendants of the Gods to give her the power to return to rule Olympus and set the demons on the world. A group of talented people must continue the battle...if they can learn how to use their skills in time.There is a lot of good about this book. The descriptions of Olympus and the Gods are vivid and detailed without the dreaded info dumps. Flashbacks are spaced out and used to give only important backstory about the characters and past events. It was a good use of that resource. The author's descriptions are well worded and easy to imagine and the characters are well developed with the clever use of grief as a way to bring them closer together. That was a nice touch. Aphrodite herself is an excellent evil character and her flashbacks give her depth and help the reader to understand why she did what she did. Each of the characters have great potential which I assume will develop in the next book. I developed opinions of the characters which shifted and changed with the plot, which was enjoyable. It was also interesting to see the powers being used and it gave you an idea of the real potential within this group.There was a bit of an issue for me with the way the dialogue was presented. During conversations, words were continually highlighted in italics to tell the reader where to put the emphasis in the sentence. I feel that was unnecessary. If the dialogue is good, the reader will know what your characters are saying and the emotions they are feeling. It's not necessary to spell it out to us, especially with good descriptive work throughout the book. There were a lot of unfinished sentences during the conversations which annoyed me a bit, along with half explanations that would cut off. I wanted to yell 'spit it out already!' on quite a few occasions! This was especially true when Unity and Hannah were explaining things to Megan and Karl in the most confusing manner and our two heroes just weren't asking the questions I wanted answers to. While I thought that this bit was frustrating, it might have been the author's way to avoid big info dumps, or it was the intended plot device to space out what we learn. Either way it didn't spoil the actual story. I am a bit impatient when I want to know what is happening which I guess is good as it means I was getting into the story.OVERVIEWA few niggles aside, I did like the story and I am interested enough to look for book 2. This is not an action filled book like some urban fantasy but I'd describe it as a slow burner that keeps you interested all the time. The second half of the book is fast moving due to short sections and switching POV. For readers who are interested, the sexual content is minor:a partial short sex scene, while the rest is more implied than described fully. Swearing is minimal and used purely for effect, which was good. A few gory bits when the demons attack. Suitable for older teens and adults.ETA I'm moving this up from 3.5 to 4 stars based on looking at the book again and wanting to read more in the series.. Ken Mooney brings the Greek gods to the present day in this exciting New Adult dark fantasyOlympus has fallen new gods must rise.The gods have been betrayed by one of their own Zeus is dead, and the city is under siege by the demonic forces of Kaos Their only chance of survival is to abandon the city, buying time to regroup and rebuild Thousands of years later, the chiKen Mooney brings the Greek gods to the present day in this exciting New Adult dark fantasyOlympus has fallen new gods must rise.The gods have been betrayed by one of their own Zeus is dead, and the city is under siege by the demonic forces of Kaos Their only chance of survival is to abandon the city, buying time to regroup and rebuild Thousands of years later, the children of the gods walk among us, protecting humanity from the demons But not all of them know the secrets of the powers they have.The gods are no , eliminated by their greatest enemy And now, she wants to return home no matter who stands in her way.. The best Ebook Godhead GODHEAD ReviewWhat struck me about Godhead is how well-written this book is. Ken Mooney is a gifted writer, no doubt. I’m really impressed with his manner of writing, ability at characterization and description. I was hooked from the beginning, both by the Prologue which was set in Olympus and by the opening chapters set in a town (or city?) of Carthin. The rest of the book doesn’t disappoint as the author does a great job weaving Greek mythology with Paranormal Fantasy, setting them in modern times.The characters are really well done. I felt for Megan who lost her granddad. I was so interested in Karl who also had a person he loved and lost. Hannah and Unity are also great characters who had their mysteries. It is through the flashbacks that we get to know all these characters better. The appearance of a traitor in the book was quite a surprise to me. I totally didn’t see it coming, but I’m not going to spoil the fun for those who are going to read this novel.There’s lots of action in the book, and I enjoyed the scenes as they were visual and I could easily see everything I was reading about as if I was watching a movie. And the ending leaves me wanting for more.GODHEAD is such an impressive mix of Greek mythology, fantasy and horror that I’m sure this book will stay with me long after I’ve finished reading it. I definitely look forward to reading Book 2 in the series.
Godhead Definition of Godhead by Merriam Webster Examples of godhead in a Sentence in some cultures, the ruler of the people has godhead and is worshipped accordingly most Christians believe that there are three separate persons Father, Son, What is the Godhead GotQuestions Jan , Here, the word Godhead is the translation of the Greek theion, a word used by the Greeks to denote God in general, with no reference to a particular deity Paul, speaking to Greeks, used the term in reference to the only true God In Romans , Paul begins to make the case that all humanity stands guilty before God. Godhead definition of Godhead by The Free Dictionary Godhead terms referring to the Judeo Christian God Almighty, Creator, Divine, God Almighty, Lord, Maker, Jehovah Blessed Trinity, Holy Trinity, Sacred Trinity, Trinity the union of the Father and Son Godhead Definition and Meaning Bible Dictionary Godhead Definition of Godhead at Dictionary noun the essential being of God the Supreme Being the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Godhead Godhead in Judaism, the unknowable aspect of God, which lies beyond its actions or emanations Godhead in Christianity, the substantial essence or nature of the Christian God Godhead, the concept of God

  1. Ken Mooney was born in Dublin in the middle of the 1980s he still lives there He holds an MA in English Studies from TCD, which he totally uses every day during his day jobtally.He s always been obsessed with stories, reading, writing and playing them that explains the massive collection of books, comics, video games and discarded Word documents His writing is a combination of all the things that he s passionate about, all the way through high and low brow Note from Ken I don t log into often, so best way to get in touch is via my website or Twitter.

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  1. I received a free pdf copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review I love urban fantasy I love Greek Mythology I love horror This book sounded as if it had elements of all three so I was looking forward to it The Gods of Olympus have been betrayed by Aphrodite, who lets demons in to their home to destroy them all The last throw of the dice for Hera is to seal in the demons and expel the rest of the gods to live in the mortal world Fast forward to the present day and Aphrodi [...]


  2. GODHEAD ReviewWhat struck me about Godhead is how well written this book is Ken Mooney is a gifted writer, no doubt I m really impressed with his manner of writing, ability at characterization and description I was hooked from the beginning, both by the Prologue which was set in Olympus and by the opening chapters set in a town or city of Carthin The rest of the book doesn t disappoint as the author does a great job weaving Greek mythology with Paranormal Fantasy, setting them in modern times.Th [...]


  3. Thank you to Making Connections and the author for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.A strong 3.5 stars.This book was a ride Sometimes, I thought it was absolutely amazing I loved some of the phrasing and description Early on, Aphrodite is referred to as a beauty of superlatives and I thought my head would explode with how awesome that was.In general, Aphrodite was pretty awesome She was a character that I could really sink my teeth into and feel for How [...]


  4. I enjoyed this book even though it isn t something that I would normally pick up and read The cover however, attracted me to it, and the catch line just sounded epic I finished the story with a smile on my face and questions in my mind, which as a writer is exactly what you want It crossed genres, which I personally love, though for a writer it can be harder to market, but it works sooooo well The concept was original and the characters interesting enough for me to invest strong emotions towards [...]


  5. Godhead Ken Mooney 5 stars Finished 10 12 2013A modern reflection of idyllic, mythological classics with an action sensibility better suited for this century Mooney s Godhead is a written, modern reflection of such idyllic classics as Homer s Iliad and Odyssey with an action sensibility better suited for the 21st century remake of the 80 s mythological phenom Clash of the Titans It is complex and convoluted obviously written with great care for detail and mythological accuracy, with the expected [...]


  6. Ken Mooney s ability to coin a phrase is outstanding Throughout this epic tale of demi gods fighting against the goddess of procreation, he manages to build emotions, actions, and a fantastic world one feels instantly connected with.From the opening prologue, the reader is pulled into a tale that could have been written by Homer himself, gods at war with each other, battling for supremacy He moves on from there to a modest setting, but doesn t keep us there for long, as we suddenly find our pro [...]


  7. So, I love old Greek mythology I m a sucker for the classics and mysticism of the Ancients When I read the synopsis for Godhead, I had to read it and was not disappointed A new and fresh twist on old mythology is always a good thing and Mooney has proven himself worthy in my eyes An enthralling world full of lies, truths, myths, legends, old new, past and the present that any Greek Mythology buff would want to sink their teeth into I loved how Mooney gave us a peek into the souls of each of the [...]


  8. I enjoyed this book even though it isn t something that I would normally pick up and read The cover however, attracted me to it, and the catch line just sounded epic I finished the story with a smile on my face and questions in my mind, which as a writer is exactly what you want.It crossed genres, which I personally love, though for a writer it can be harder to market, but it works sooooo well.The concept was original and the characters interesting enough for me to invest strong emotions towards [...]


  9. Back in the mists of history, the gods of Olympus fought against the demonic forces of Kaos And they lost because one of their number, Aphrodite, turned against them.With gods dead and facing utter destruction, Hera launched a last, desperate plan sealing off Olympus and the tree, the source of their powers and with it sealing the demons away from the world and humanity.Aphrodite is still active in the world, her schemes stopped only by the human descendants of the Olympians Which is where Megan [...]


  10. Godhead was a fun new take on the myths of the Greek gods, bringing them into the present day There was plenty of action, and the story moved along at a brisk pace.I understand that Godhead is Ken Mooney s first novel, and his writing was about par for the course for a new author There were, however, several writing quirks which bothered me sufficiently to distract me from the plot 1 Godhead is set in the New England portion of the United States, and most of the characters are American Much of t [...]


  11. 3.5 stars When I first started this novel I wasnt sure it was going to be for me, whilst I do love a good fantasy novel I m a bit picky The news on this one is its GOOD.Aphrodite has betrayed the Gods and in a last ditch attempt to save them Hera expels the remaining Gods to the mortal world After some time has passed Aphrodite is on a mission to kill all the descendants and give her the power to return to Olympus and release the demons trapped there upon the world at large The only thing standi [...]


  12. Imagine what would happen in a mash up of The X Men, Percy Jackson, and Nicholas Flamel, with a dash of Homer just for the fun of it Ken Mooney s intelligent and action packed adult novel starts with the destruction of Olympus, the home of the ancient gods brings a vengeful Aphrodite, accompanied by blood thirsty demons, into the 21st century and then sets her against the descendants of those same gods Aphrodite must kill all the descendants before she can reclaim her home at Olympus The result [...]


  13. Its hard to know what to say about it Its obviously a first novel and from what I can tell its been self published which is fair enough but I m not sure whether its been through an editor or not and there are points in it that definitely could have been fine tuned.Its definitely an original idea and there s obvious love for the Greek Mythology that inspired it along with various other fantasy and sci fi works that it shares elements with.The main problem I think is that it doesn t really know wh [...]


  14. In exchange for an honest review, I was given the book Godhead by Ken Mooney through Read It Reap on.If you like Greek mythology, or any kind of mythology, this is for you I ve always loved the stories we ve read, and been told, through school, books and movies This one just added it s name on my list.A good combination makes for a great story, take today s technologies, ideas and society then mix in a darker side to Aphrodite with the shades and some pretty amazing descendants of the gods, equa [...]


  15. I received this book from the author for a honest review I m really at a 3.5 stars here and really wish would implement that sort of rating So back to this review and not my rating soapbox I enjoy reading, just about anything as long as it is well written and the plot moves While Greek mythology isn t a go to genre for me, I do acknowledge the rich history and basis for civilization as we know it to a large degree Godhead caught my attention Aphrodite betrays the gods of Olympus and seeks to spe [...]


  16. I give this book 3.5 stars I liked it for the most part The beginning was fast paced and brought me right in The antagonist was deliciously evil, and I found the background on Olympus fascinating I love mythology, which is what drew me to this book I wish there was of it However when it switched to the lives of the main characters the book became a bit harder to get through The main characters were underdeveloped I felt I identified with Aphrodite who had a rich and interesting background.The [...]


  17. I read this when it came out i.e this review is a tad late , as I knew who Ken was through prior interactions via the tight nit community of what we ll call very cool video game bloggers I had no idea what Godhead was going to be I did know Ken was a good writer, though so was willing to splash some cash on it I was going to spend the week I received the book flying a lot with work, so this book was going to be a vital part of my life as I hovered n thousands of km s above the ground sea Godhead [...]


  18. This book really grabbed me and, as a debut novel, it impressed me To start with I found Megan slightly irritating with her lack of get up and go but I warmed to her in the end Karl comes across as a rather befuddled bloke who doesn t know what day of the week it is but I still liked him for it Made a change from the usual male hero.The story itself is a fabulous tale involving gods most of us are familiar with who knew Aphrodite was such a vixen Ah and their descendants Megan and Karl are throw [...]


  19. I heard about this book through a Facebook book bomb and I thought the premise sounded interesting, so I bought a copy The premise didn t disappoint, but I had some trouble here and there following the dialogue, and staying in a story set in the U.S but told by a U.K narrator as in there are a lot of British turns of phrase and spellings even when the POV seems to be a U.S born person Otherwise, though, this book delivers Neat plot, sympathetic characters, loathsome villains This book doesn t re [...]


  20. Well, too be honest, I really enjoyed the sequence of events that occurred within the storyline itself I found that it had a twist that I have never seen in a novel based on Greek myth before and I enjoyed his interpretation But here comes the problem whilst reading the book, the dialogues between characters became a little messy and made it difficult to understand This may have also been attributed towards me writing exams at the time, but it was generally quite confusing Perhaps dialogues shou [...]


  21. At first I was skeptical it read like every other book I have read, but then all of a sudden the writing style took a turn and caught my interest again I m not one for starter books even though I know they are necessary but overall I truly enjoyed the book, I liked the fact that it didn t fully center on Megan or Kyle but on all of them, I would have liked to seen about Quinn though but maybe in another book that will happen Looking forward to reading The Hades Contract Thanks for the chance to [...]


  22. Enjoyed it a lot, much darker than I imagined Shades of Dan Simmons Ilium , without his questionable genre straddling spaceships from Saturn Shakespearian references Also snatches of Neil Gaiman s American Gods in dealing with the whole panoply of gods titans, but maintains its own identity.


  23. I haven t read a book about Greek mythology before, so when I read the synopsis of Godhead, I was really excited This book did not disappoint I was sucked into the story from the very beginning with the huge battle with Aphrodite My brother is a huge fan of Greek mythology it s the only thing he will read about I can t wait to recommend Godhead to him Well done



  24. I loved this book Thought the author skilfully combined the best of fantasy and mythology to create a novel of epic proportions Well worth reading I love to support indie authors


  25. Weak 2.0 DNF 40%With a very interesting and strong start, the book quickly fizzled into vapid clich and annoyance.I love mythology and anything involving it always catches my eye This was on my to read list for a while, and, while browsing, I decided to start it.The start is pretty strong, not like one of those books that starts in the middle of nowhere and builds everything from zero without a goal to look forward to Unfortunately, after that it becomes extremely weak bland, clich d characters, [...]


  26. I received a free copy of this book for review purposes.3.5 out of 5 starsABOUT THE BOOK Olympus has fallen new gods must rise.The gods have been betrayed by one of their own Zeus is dead, and the city is under siege by the demonic forces of Kaos Their only chance of survival is to abandon the city, buying time to regroup and rebuild Thousands of years later, the children of the gods walk among us, protecting humanity from the demons But not all of them know the secrets of the powers they have.T [...]


  27. I enjoy a twist to the known mythology and gods of old, so this option to review a mystery dealing with the gods of Olympia was too good to pass up Ken Mooney has set up a story that will come to an epic trial for humanity Years ago, the demonic forces, with help from Aphrodite defeated the Olympians in a power struggle, and Hera stepped forward to sacrifice Olympus and the source of their power to banish the demons and save humanity As all good sacrifices seemingly don t change ulterior motives [...]


  28. I received a free eCopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review Oh My Gods This book was amazing Ken Mooney has written a powerful novel seamlessly weaving together fact and fiction in epic proportions Godhead is a richly written story about the fall of the Gods of Olympus Aphrodite along with her army of shadows wreak destruction on Olympus forcing the other Gods to make the ultimate sacrifice Olympus itself and their status as Gods They are forced to live on Earth as mort [...]


  29. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I m a big fan of mythology, and have been for a long time, so the premise behind this book really appealed to me, and I m glad to say it did not disappoint To start out, one of my favorite things about this book is the main villain Aphrodite is absolutely perfect in her role, and although reading some of the old Greek myths, one may think it odd that she is the main antagonist, the author came up with a great reason for it Even [...]


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