|Pantheons (Book 1) by E.J. Dabel|
On the streets, they call fifteen year old orphan Isaiah Marshall the “Indestructible Diamond”. Isaiah is the leader of the “Red rovers”, a group of teenage misfits consisting of his friends Jeremy, Monty, and Pipsqueak, but when they trespass into “Kaliber Academy” to get even with the arrogant Jason Ollopa, they are in way over their heads.
Principal Webb enrolls them into the High School and Isaiah soon learns about the existence of the gods of the Ancient World. Because the gods have refused to fight the last War for fear of the Mysterious Dark, the Powers-that-Be have stripped them of their spiritual bodies and given them mortal, teenage forms.
Isaiah discovers he's not only a god, but that he's the child of the Greek goddess Metis, the son destined to overthrow his cruel and sadistic father Zeus, the Darkener of the Sky, and become the greatest god in all the Pantheons.
Isaiah is thrown into a world where the democratic Olympians, war-mongering Norse, Gothic Celts, firstborn Egyptians, the enlightened Hindu, the animal-like Aztecs, the martial artist Asians, the intelligent Babylonians, the great spirits of the Native American Indians, and the fierce Finnish will war against one another for the greatest of all prizes: the Dominion.
If you have ever been fascinated with Zeus or Amun and the awesome super powers they possessed well then the Pantheons is just the right book for you. Now I will admit that it took me a while to finish the book and even longer to write the review (I apologize for that) but that isn’t because the book was boring, it was because of my studies…yes damn you studies. Anyway back to the book. I loved like literally loved the story plot. I have read a lot about Egyptian and Greek gods, but I have never stumbled across a book with a similar plot line. This book makes you imagine the “god world” like you have never imagined before...
I thought the way the main character communicated with his gang members was very *Cough* hot :P I liked the way he just nodded or said so many things with just a killer and yet very hot glare! :P though I would be very irritated by him if I was in his gang, but that’s just cause I am never the follower :)
Since the edition we got was unedited (how cool is that! We get unedited versions. This is such an O.M.G moment =D) there was some questionable things I came across but Mr. Dabel wasted no time in replying back answering those questions. My apologize to you all for not posting our conversation, but I forgot to ask the author for the permission...
I would rate this book 4/5… and will say that I cannot wait to get my hands on the second part =)