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Gameboard of the Gods

Age of X

Richelle Mead

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Description

The truth is, when you banish the gods from the world, they eventually come back—with a vengeance.
 
In the near future, Justin March lives in exile from the Republic of United North America. After failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims, Justin is surprised when he is sent back with a peculiar assignment—to solve a string of ritualistic murders steeped in seemingly unexplainable phenomena.
 
Justin’s return comes with an even bigger shock: His new partner and bodyguard, Mae Koskinen, is a prætorian, one of the Republic’s technologically enhanced supersoldiers. Mae’s inexplicable beauty and aristocratic upbringing attract Justin’s curiosity and desire, but her true nature holds more danger than anyone realizes.
 
As their investigation unfolds, Justin and Mae find themselves in the crosshairs of mysterious enemies. Powers greater than they can imagine have started to assemble in the shadows, preparing to reclaim a world that has renounced religion and where humans are merely gamepieces on their board.

Publishers Weekly Review

Apr 01, 2013 – YA writer Mead (the Vampire Academy series) tries her hand at adult paranormal fiction with mixed results in the first Age of X episode. On a future Earth, the rigidly secular Republic of United North America (RUNA) government now rules the continent. As an elite praetorian solider, gorgeous Mae Koskinen is proud to defend RUNA’s citizens from “unchecked religion.” Then Mae sleeps with Dr. Justin March, former expert “priest killer” for the Ministry of Internal Security. RUNA needs March’s help to hunt down the religious group responsible for a series of bloody murders and assigns Mae to be his bodyguard. Hardened soldier Mae predictably hates having showed any vulnerability to her charge. Meanwhile, Justin worries that sleeping with her again will fulfill a secret prophecy, forcing him to swear loyalty to some unknown god. Most of the story seems to be setting the stage for later books, leaving characters and the murder investigation to languish. Mead will have to sharpen her plotting to make this series successful.

Customer Reviews

Great!

I started reading this book with lots of doubts;however, I am glad to say that I absolutely loved this book and I cannot wait to read the next book. I have read all of Meads books and I am so happy that she has not let me down in any of them. This book is a must read!!! Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Enjoyable

I felt this book was well written and the character development was good. What I didn't like was how we are strung on and on without knowing what the book is about. In a way it reminded me of Seinfeld, without the humor, because it just goes on about the lives of these people but there seems to be no real point or plot line. That worked with Seinfeld. As long as you forget trying to figure out a plot, it works here. Interesting characters just leading their lives. We receive vague hints throughout as to the plot, but nothing about where this is going and why we should care about these people shows up for quite a while. lEventually we find out about supernatural beings and the story line becomes clear. Will I read the next one? Maybe, maybe not. Do I regret spending the time reading it? No, it was a beach read and served it's purpose.

Better than I expected

When I first purchased this book, I admit I was a little doubtful and was even more disappointed when I finished the first few chapters. It seemed like I had just wasted cash on a book full of cliches and a predictable plot. But luckily I forced myself to finish reading e book in order to try and get the most out of what I paid for and was surprised by how the story unfolded. Some of the characters were indeed a bit cliche to me, but the over all theme of the story was very interesting to me. The society richelle mead creates is a fascinating one, to say the least, and I don't think our own society is truly that far away from.

Gameboard of the Gods
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jun 04, 2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 496 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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