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Eternal Soul (The Forsaken God’s Series – Book 1)
by G. Bailey and Coralee June
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Medium-burn, urban fantasy RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
I’m a murderer. A Killer. I’ve single-handedly slaughtered thousands without a second thought—and I don’t remember any of it.
I’m the Goddess of Death, given a second chance at redemption as a human. To right the wrongs of my past, I’ll have to learn about the person I was and the men I once loved.
Because my enemies are back with a vengeance, and I’m going to have to do what I do best:
This was a very interesting concept that started out wonderfully! The Goddess of Death, reborn as a human to atone for her sins. How can you not love that?? The first half of the novel was fantastic, but it lost me a bit midway… it took a direction I wasn’t quite expecting and sped up so much the plot got a touch muddled.
The relationships with the guys, each a God in their own right, goes from lukewarm to scalding hot once the big reveal happens – and though it was assuredly steamy, it almost felt forced. Not that Helana was forced, but that the sexual contact was a bump in the road the plot had to get over in order to move forward. Where’s the tension man?
There were a few lines that caught me and made me think, like this one from the prologue:
Love is powerful magic. It binds strong men to hopeless causes.
Lines like that kept me reading, plus the overall mystery of how and why she died previously.
- Gods. I love stories of Gods, and this one grabs from various pantheons and throws them into a blender for a smooth presentation.
- First half is amazingly well written.
- Loki… he just makes you fall in love.
- Well edited.
- Gets much faster midway, and somewhat confusing.
- Her decision making skills are questionable. Then again, she is a Goddess… so….
- More questions than answers at the end.
Even with my minor complaints, it IS a good book and definitely worth a read. Maybe this one was a bit disappointing to me simply because it was the first one in the series, and introductions and ground building have to take front and center. I know G. Bailey is a talented author and has carried some incredibly strong works before, like “A Demon’s Fall” Series. That one is fantastic, though it is still unfinished with only three books in print.
Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Novel that features sexual content more suited to older audiences, 17+.
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