Monday, February 26, 2018


   Happy Monday all today we are going to review a new genre of book for me .  Its Steampunk fantasy . So let me introduce you to GEARS OF FATE (Forgotten Gods book 1) by Wilbert Stanton

                            BOOK BLURB 

Centuries have passed since the Fey conquered Earth, forcing mankind and gods alike to flee to the sky city Olympus. Forgotten gods walk amongst man, lost and powerless. Little do they suspect a second Fey war looms, and an unlikely duo will set in motion the gears of fate.

Zak Walker is a fringe rat living in the slums who would do anything to protect his sister, Alice. His neglectful father threatens to consign him to a life away from home on an airship, but he yearns for his life to mean something more than drudgery.

Princess Seneca Rose is the last surviving member of the Seelie royals. They tried to establish peace with mankind, but fell to the forces of Queen Mob and the Unseelie Court. Fleeing for her life, Seneca arrives on Olympus in hopes of uniting the forgotten gods against the oncoming Fey.

Zak couldn’t care less about the fate of Olympus, until faeries kidnap Alice. He doesn’t believe Seneca’s stories of faeries or gods, but soon has no choice but to accept their lives are intertwined. All his life, he’s dreamed of something more. If he cannot face the dangers that await down on Earth, the gods, mankind, and his sister Alice are all doomed.

                          MY REVIEW 
      This book has it all fantasy , gods , fey and steampunk . There is intrigue and add a dash of romance .   Love how the author mixes the Norse and Greek gods with ease .  They are intertwined with fairy tale ideals . The main character is fun and you really get in his head while reading . The story is a great twist and had me turning pages . I couldn't put the book down . 
    The characters are well written and complex . The lead character Zak is just a poor young man trying to make it in the Fringe . He is keeping his sister Alice safe from his dad . When you first meet him you kind of want to swat him upside the head , he seems kind of arrogant . But as the story goes you see him become the warrior that Olympus needs .  He grows up and finds out that he is more then the fringe rat he thought he was . Seneca Rose is the fey princess that literally drops into his lap . She is sassy and a runaway from the unseelie court . As we read we find there is also more to Seneca then first appears . There are so many characters in this book that add to the hilarity of the main characters . Everyone from Odin and Freya to Zeus and Loki . Olympus is a character all in own . A city floating in the sky on the power of cogs and gears . 
   I truly enjoyed this book . The action was fast paced and the characters were amazing . I laughed all the way through this book . Seneca kept me in stitches  and Zak and all his fumbling was great . I love how the author mixed up the mythology and had them working together . That made a great twist on the subject . There was a couple of spots I kind of felt it dragged just a little but over all this was a very enjoyable book . I must say that this author has me intrigued with steampunk , he made it fun to read .  I am going to look into more of this authors books . So if you enjoy mythology with steam punk added check it out

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