RELEASE DATE: 30th November 2015
BLURB: For the first time in three years, Aya is finally free, but with his freedom comes the pain of all he’s lost. Seeing Akad and Marduk together makes him realize how badly he has messed up. By betraying Marduk, he ruined his chance with the one god he desires more than anything.
Aya needs time to heal and put his world back together, but the trial against the Order looms over him. As the trial begins, Akad, Marduk, and Aya are ensnared in a web of jealousy, backstabbing, and cut-throat politics. Were they crazy to think they could stand up to the Order? If the gods of the Order can still rip their lives apart, their chances of receiving justice may be next to impossible. But if they fail to bring the Order down, Aya may never truly be free.
Content Advisory: Graphic violence, abuse, & dub-con.
“Dream God” is the second book in the S-Gods series, but can be read and understood without the first. I haven’t read the first book but got enough background information to catch up with the past events.
The writer creates a fascinating fantasy world with gods, goddesses, and mortals living together. We have three main characters, Aya, Akad, and Marduk, whose romantic relationship is woven into the story of a world full of sex, abuse, brutality, misunderstanding, jealousy, backstabbing, intrigue, and lies. Aya is a dream god who is able to dream-walk which is a fascinating motive in the book. The mystic of dreams is something that has intrigued people since the dawn of humanity, and I’m no exception. I really liked this layer of the story.
Honestly there were parts I just skipped, mostly the rough, abusive scenes. There’s fair warning at the beginning of abuse and non-con (please take it seriously), so I skipped those parts where things got too heavy for my taste.
The things Aya is going through is gut-wrenching, makes your heart break into pieces. The writing is solid, the story telling flawless, the ideas unique. My favorite part is the amazing bond portrayed between Aya and Akad. Put Marduk in the mix and those sensual scenes are sizzling hot and very well written. The triple point of view helps us understand all three of our MCs, makes more sense to past and present events.
If you like fantasy worlds, don’t mind some roughness, and are willing to skip a few paragraphs if they get too heavy, this is a book that definitely gives a memorable reading experience.
****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****