Published by Amazon Digital Services on September 20, 2016
Genres: adult, mythology, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
Power is a strange and broken thing.
He was the sun god, the god of healing and song.And prophecy.Apollo has lived alone for centuries, content to spin out the years wandering a new and strange world, lost in the past and endless versions of the future. He has cut all ties with the remains of Olympus and his power, and hidden himself in humanity.His twin thinks he’s depressed, spending his time in coffee shops, hospital waiting rooms, and concert halls…and nothing matters. Not really.
With her teasing mouth and soulful music and eyes that remind him of the past.He can’t resist her smile.A girl as wild as he was, once, with a poet’s tongue and the body of a siren, who for one night makes him forget all the years and everything he gave up.And he can’t stop fate.Gods knows he’s tried.He can’t help taking her.Even if he knows better.
When Iris wakes up screaming, caught up in visions of the future, Apollo realizes that he didn’t leave his power quite as far behind as he thought. He’s the god of prophecy and he’s been running from it, for centuries. Iris is everything he has to avoid.Now he has a furious Oracle on his hands, his sister trying to fix him, and someone is killing the gods.
It’s not just his tenuous sanity that hangs in the balance this time. It’s all of Olympus.
Godhood really wasn’t supposed to be this hard.
Broken God is an adult fantasy & mythology romance by author Nazarea Andrews. You all know how much I love Mythology, and with a beautiful cover like that, how could I turn this book down?! I really do love Apollo too, and the reason I love him being featured in stories is because he is the god of so many interesting things, so it is really great to see which of his talents so to speak that the author is going to play up. It gives a lot of flexibility to create many different versions of Apollo and still be true to his legend. I thought Broken God was excellent in that regard.
I loved the relationship between Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. And we can’t forget about Iris, I really loved her too. It took me some time to find my groove and my footing while reading Broken God though. When I first started the book, I actually thought I was reading from Iris’ point of view (I wasn’t by the way, it starts out as Apollo) and then when a couple of chapters went by and I knew it was Apollo’s voice, it was very jarring for me. I actually had to go back and re-read because I thought I had missed something. There are many points in the story where the first person narrative gets a little confusing, for me at least. (I do want to note that I was reading an advanced reader edition of the story, so some of this formatting issues and unclear narrative issues may be resolved in the final copy.) But even though I was confused at times while reading, I really enjoyed Broken God.
It is an interesting take on Apollo. Nazarea really did an excellent job making him feel broken. His sanity always seems to be hanging by a thread and he is so haunted by his past, especially by Del. (not his kitten Del, but rather his daughter Del.) You can’t help but feel for him. What I liked the most about him, is that he is a new and different version of Apollo than I am used to seeing. Things are much harder for this Apollo, and it was very interesting to see a God suffering in the ways he was. Normally, you see Greek Gods acting, well, like Gods, but Apollo was so tortured that he was really only a shell of his former self.
Bottom line: Broken God is a new and unique take on Apollo. I loved that aspect of the story and would love to read more about the greek gods in this world Nazarea Andrews has created. However, I did have a hard time following the storyline. I was confused at several points in the story, which made it hard for me to read without stopping and re-reading. That did take away from my enjoyment a little, but overall I really liked Broken God.Check out @BookBriefs #review of Broken God by @NazareaAndrews 'Power is a strange and broken thing' Adult mythology romance Click To Tweet