Monday, February 18, 2013

The Black Sea Gods, a new book by Brian Braden

I am super excited to tell you about this book!

Available on Amazon for Kindle

Back in November I answered a Facebook post by my friend, Michael G. Manning (the author of the Mageborn series, another very talented writer that I enjoy reading!) and was given the opportunity to beta read this book, and I fell in love with this story. Here is the description provided on Amazon:

"The fish have disappeared from the sea. The animals have vanished from the land. All humanity, and even the gods, tremble under the specter of a pending cataclysm. The demigod Fu Xi races home from the edge of the world bringing news of a looming god war, but finds his land under attack by monsters he once called his children. He discovers a terrible curse has been cast, one intended to destroy the gods and all life. To his shock, Fu Xi learns mankind’s hope rest solely on him, a simple fisherman and a banished slave girl.

Beset on all sides, Fu Xi knows he must act quickly and races west to rescue the saviors. Unaware of the real doom that awaits, Aizarg the fisherman and his party begin a perilous journey across a dangerous steppe. They seek the last of the Narim, the legendary Black Sea Gods, who hold the key to their salvation. Leading them is the rescued slave girl Sarah, the only one among them who knows the path to the land of the god-men.

Over seven days the defining struggle of gods and humans begins under the onslaught of a powerful force whose true objective and origin remain a mystery. Fu Xi knows the secret to victory resides in a fisherman and a slave girl, whose lives he must protect, even if it means the rest of the world must perish.
BLACK SEA GODS transforms recently re-discovered Black Sea legends, possibly the root of all Eurasian mythology, with ancient Chinese mythology to create an unprecedented epic fantasy series."

Brian has created a beautiful story of the struggle to survive the whims of the Gods by mere men. I was quickly drawn into the lives of Aizarg, Fu Xi, and Sarah, just to name a few. I am telling you, if you are looking to lose yourself in another world, get this book. You won't regret it!

Here is one of my favorite quotes from the book:

"The only way home is forward"

True in any world. :)

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