Black Sea Gods

Title: Black Sea Gods
Author: Brian Braden
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Kindle
Publication Date: February 14, 2013

     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.
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via the Read It and Reap program in exchange for an honest review.*

Let me be brutally honest with this book. I have a policy where if I don't enjoy a book, I don't finish it. I couldn't finish this book. I did not enjoy the story telling, the characters, or even the plot at all. When I started reading the book, I would almost immediately fall asleep from the lack of excitement I felt. To me, the hard to remember names completely turned me off, and the fantasy aspect, well, I just didn't enjoy for once.

I feel bad about not liking this book, because to me, all books should be loved, but this one is in that small category of books I never want to pick up again. Confusing names, dull plot, and I couldn't bring myself to like any of the characters.

Overall, I would never pick up this book again. Don't read it unless you have the time to waste.

Rating: One out of Five stars

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