Book Description

In Search of Gods and Heroes by Sammy H.K Smith

The Indie Book of the Day for 7th of September, 2014!

Genre: Literary, Fantasy

Buried in the scriptures of Ibea lies a story of rivalry, betrayal, stolen love, and the bitter division of the gods into two factions. This rift forced the lesser deities to pledge their divine loyalty either to the shining Eternal Kingdom or the darkness of the Underworld.  When a demon sneaks into the mortal world and murders an innocent girl to get to her sister Chaeli, all pretence of peace between the gods is shattered. For Chaeli is no ordinary mortal, she is a demi-goddess, in hiding for centuries, even from herself. But there are two divine brothers who may have fathered her, and the fate of Ibea rests on the source of her blood.  Chaeli embarks on a journey that tests her heart, her courage, and her humanity. Her only guides are a man who died a thousand years ago in the Dragon Wars, a former assassin for the Underworld, and a changeling who prefers the form of a cat.  The lives of many others – the hideously scarred Anya and her gaoler; the enigmatic and cruel Captain Kerne; the dissolute Prince Dal; and gentle seer Hana – all become entwined. The gods will once more walk the mortal plane spreading love, luck, disease, and despair as they prepare for the final, inevitable battle.  In Search of Gods and Heroes, Book One of Children of Nalowyn, is a true epic of sweeping proportions which becomes progressively darker as the baser side of human nature is explored, the failings and ambitions of the gods is revealed, and lines between sensuality and sadism, love and lust are blurred. 

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 3725 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kristell Ink, Grimbold Books; 1 edition (June 13, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KZ6DHZY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Sammy lives and works in the sunny county of Oxfordshire in the UK with her husband, 14 cats, 2 dogs and hamster, Georgeski. When time allows, she writes. In Search of Gods and Heroes is her first book, and the first of the Children of Nalowyn series.

Between working and writing, she studies with the Open University and is currently learning (albeit slowly) Ancient Greek and Latin.

She enjoys reading (obviously!), mythology, music, films, and a host of other uninteresting hobbies.

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