Review: Godsknife: Revolt by Timothy C. Ward

Goodreads Synopsis:

An apocalyptic battle for godhood in the rift between Iowa and the Abyss…

A fleet of enlarged praying mantises have invaded Des Moines, Iowa. Swarms of cicadas are turning survivors into winged soldiers. Orchestrating the war zone is a priestess of Order, who’s perusing godhood, and the nation of followers who’ll get her there.

Caroline’s new friendship parts the veil between reality and myth, as a recruiter of Order needs her to hide him from capture. In their escape, the boss she’s loved like a father reveals his elevator into the Abyss.

In this new world, Caroline finds a usurped God and an angry ghost eager to make her their gateway back to power. What if the person her friends will need is heartbeats away from becoming the real threat?


My Review:

At the beginning of this book, there was a lot of information given in a short period of time so I spent a chapter or two a little bit confused. That information came in handy though because the action and intrigue starts on the first page and doesn’t stop until the last! By using various point-of-view characters, the author manages to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire novel.

The world in this book is developed just enough as to be believable while using what seems like a basic society structure similar to what we have now. It’s as if the author took our current society, stripped off a few layers, and added in a few Chinese puzzle boxes. It is believable and very well done. The characters are interesting and well developed. I love that there’s a good amount of dialogue that flows well and builds nicely into the story. I can’t wait for the next book of the series!

Overall, I rate Godsknife: Revolt 4 out of 5 bookworms.

Don’t just take my word for it. Order Godsknife: Revolt from Amazon US or Amazon UK and enjoy it for yourself! It’s also available free from Kindle Unlimited!

For more information about Timothy C. Ward and his work, visit his website.

I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for this honest review.


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