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Publisher's Summary

The rift between Iowa and the Abyss is thinner than it seems. Modern society meets the power and reality of myth in the new war between Chaos, Order, and Maker. A priestess of Order seeking godhood unleashes a virus to mutate and enslave the human race. Those who survive will face the height of her power, but will they bow before it?
A fleet of enlarged praying mantises has invaded Des Moines, Iowa. Swarms of cicadas are turning survivors into winged soldiers. Orchestrating the warzone is a priestess of Order, who's pursuing godhood, and the nation of followers who'll get her there.
Caroline's new friendship parts the veil between reality and myth, as a recruiter of Order needs her to hide him from capture. In their escape, the boss she's loved like a father reveals his elevator into the Abyss.
In this new world, Caroline finds a usurped god and an angry ghost eager to make her their getaway back to power. What if the person her friends will need is heartbeats away from becoming the real threat?
Evolved Publishing presents a chilling, horrifying look at a world gone mad, with this first book in the Godsknife series.
©2016 Evolved Publishing LLC (P)2017 Evolved Publishing LLC
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2 out of 5 stars
By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-15-17

Not for me.

I tried twice! I tried really hard to like this but unfortunately I just didn't. Here is what I wrote on Goodreads:

I'm going to put this aside for a bit. I'm 36% done and I've no idea what is going on!! I'll come back to it at some stage when my head isn't fried.

2nd time reading edit: Got to 29% this time and I have to put it aside again. I'm just not connecting with the story and haven't a clue what's going on. Not for me unfortunately.

I picked this up twice and tried to get into it, but I felt like the author expected us to know his world from the start. I felt like I missed something and went to see was there a prequel or something. I just couldn't get into the story nor connect to the characters.

BUT, I do have to commend the author on his world building. Even though I was confused (and I totally put the blame of that firmly on my own shoulders. I'm going through some personal issues and this was just too convoluted for me at the moment) I do think a lot of people will love this. The author really put time and effort into his world and his writing was eloquent and richly detailed. I just couldn't connect to the characters to care about what happens to them.

It wasn't for me, but I urge you to try it and see. This author is one I will try again as I loved another book by him. And you never know, I might revisit this one day.

The narrator was OK. I found that she didn't have enough different tones to differentiate the characters and that she didn't give enough of a performance to make it interesting. She read the story, but didn't breath life into it.

I was voluntarily provided this free copy by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Erika on 02-09-17

Exciting from the start!

This story centers around three groups. The Order is driven around order. They carry an Ordan worm inside them that bonds with the individual who then begins to think in terms of order and logic. I admire the authors ability to relate to that order and create individuals who think in terms and use order to define their every move. Chaos is as it sounds. Their world is changing, unordered and crazy. Then there's Maker.

The amount of world building the author did to create this story is phenomenal. One minute the characters are living in the US. The next they are taken into the Abyss becoming nightmarish. The next moment they are back in normalcy and can't exactly remember that only moments earlier they were living a nightmare.

Action scenes followed action scenes without leaving any dull moments and left me curious what horror would befall the characters next and how were they all entangled in the story.

The narrator Stephanie Neff had great pacing that mimicked the speed of the story. Author and narrator were a perfect combination for me!

I recieved this book free through Audiobook Boom.

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