The Godhunter, no. 1
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There are some things that really annoy Vervain Lavine. Like when people call her Vivian; “Vervain's an herb, look it up.” Or when people don't get her movie quotes; “Why doesn't anyone appreciate culture anymore?” But what really bothers her, what gets her little witchy panties in a twist, is when gods manipulate humans. “They're not even really gods, just Atlanteans playing dress up!”
Yeah, that's right, the gods are Atlanteans. Basically a bunch of refugees who decided to take over. It was a sweet deal for them, at least back when we believed in them and all. Not so much anymore. Nowadays, there ain't too many folks lining up at the altars to give their offerings, and gods are suffering for it. Without our sacrifices, the gods don't have enough juice to keep living in the manner to which they've grown accustomed.
So they came up with a plan. It was so easy actually. All they had to do was get us to fight amongst ourselves, go to war. When our kind die, they suck up the energy like a temperature-resistant fat man drinking a milkshake line-up. Not such a bad idea, and it's worked for quite awhile. Up until Vervain found out.
Now, don't get the wrong idea. Vervain's no Laura Croft. She can't bench press 200 lbs or shoot laser beams out of her eyes either. She does have magic on her side though and a few little tricks up her sleeve, or up her gloves rather. So she's not completely defenseless and she'll do whatever she has to in order to end this threat of divine proportions. Even if it means assassinating one god at a time.
Her greatest annoyance is yet to come though, in the form of a gorgeous Viking God who swears he's on her side. If she can keep her eyes off his leather pants long enough, they might even stand half a chance.
This rest of this series is available on Amazon, the second book "Of Gods and Wolves" is available as an ebook or paperback and more of the series is coming soon(7 so far)so keep an eye out for them on Amazon.
I really enjoyed this book I hope to see more books just like it very entertaining ty so much for giving me chance to read it
Great idea, but fails in execution
I don't know if this was a first novel, but it feels like one-- albeit the first novel of an author with a fine imagination. It's a good story with an interesting protagonist. Her two primary male characters-- the Norse and Aztec gods-- could use some better back stories: their being originally from Atlantis thousands of years ago is hardly an explanation for neither having adopted the cultures or languages with which they supposedly were immersed for centuries. In fact, all of the characters seem to share the same 21st Century American culture, allowing for individual variations within it.
It has other issues, though, most of which could be dealt with by a good editor. The grammar is deplorable, leaving the reader to wonder why neither witch nor gods speaks educated English. Even in the sample pages of the sequel, she writes that the werewolf was holding the heroine's leg "where the slip had rode up", when she meant 'had ridden up'.errors such as these (and, sadly, there are many, along with comma splices and run-on sentences) are easily discovered and corrected by either an editor or, in the manner of so many indie authors, a skilled 'beta team'.
As her plot, although an equal opportunity offender of pretty much every religious group she could think of, is fun and imaginative, I hope that in future books she does avail herself of a beta team, and maybe of a plot that is less atheistic than she, thus being attractive to more readers.
I love the strong female character!!! She is funny, smart, and fierce. Amy does an incredible job and I will be buying the entire series.