Friday, July 31, 2015

Blog Tour: Of Gods and Madness by @justindherd #review #giveaway

Fantasy Noir
Date Published: 7/21/2015

A mobster learns he's becoming a god, only to discover they die too. 
The right hand of the dominant mob family, Raine Morgan is tasked with hunting down two miscreants messing with the bottom line. He finds them on the docks, but, in the confusion of the fight, accidentally kills their victim and lets them escape. Horrified at what he's done, Raine seeks redemption as well as revenge. 

Things spiral out of control when a greedy middleman overthrows Raine's mob organization. It's only with the help of a friend inside the crumbling mob as well as a streetwise artist that Raine remains undetected as he searches for the men who started this all. Raine doesn’t realize, however, he has caught the attention of a disparate conclave of gods in the process. 

As the pantheon returns to the city they'd abandoned, old conflicts re-emerge, causing divine civil war. Both sides try to pull Raine to their side, expecting to find a naive god for them to manipulate. Instead, they find a man stripped of everything, intent on playing both sides as they learn an awful reality - even gods can die.


This novel has a little of everything. The main character is a Mobster and a pretty powerful one at that. His morals are definitely questionable and through things that happen you see him deal with guilt and look to exact revenge as well as try to redeem himself from his actions, even though they were not intentional. I liked that I could feel his remorse yet his darker tendencies still prevailed.

The fantasy aspect was well done and a great addition to the story. It gave the story another layer of depth.

Be prepared for a wild ride with a lot of action and twists and turns throughout. 

Justin D. Herd is a Fantasy Noir author who has been writing novels for ten years. He absolutely loves dark, twisted stories that take readers into unexpected places. Horror movies are his passion and he often takes stories to task for not logically thinking out their concepts. His home has been invaded by two eccentric children as well as a cat which is obsessed with all things digital.


Victoria Alexander said...

I love a book with lots of twists and turns that keep me guessing so this sounds like something I will really enjoy reading! Thanks for sharing.

Rita Wray said...

The book sounds very intriguing.

Maria Malaveci said...

I love the cover!

Justin D Herd said...

Thanks for the review! If anyone has any questions, be sure to hit me up!

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