Sep 282013

Review: The God Killers

Review: The God KillersThe God Killers (The God Killers Legacy #1) by John F. Allen
Published by Seventh Star Press on Jul 10, 2013
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook from Publisher
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

In The God Killers, the first book of The God Killers Legacy, former professional art thief Ivory Blaque is hired to procure a pair of antique pistols and gets much more than she bargained for when several attempts are made on her life.

Her client turns out to be a shadowy government agent who reveals that she is descended from a race of immortals, and that the pistols are linked to her unique heritage and the special psychic gifts she possesses. He uses the memory of her father to guilt her into working for him.

Ivory eventually gives in to his request, and in return, he presents her with her father’s journal, which was written in an unbreakable code. Bishop believes that she is the only one capable of breaking the code and unlocking the plans of the vampire hierarchy. But when the city’s top vampire is a sexy incubus with an attraction for her and she’s assigned a hot new lycan enforcer to protect her, she finds herself caught between two sets of rock hard abs.

To regain her autonomy, clear her name, unlock the secrets of her past, and protect the lives of those closest to her, Ivory must play along with the forces trying to manipulate her. Ivory’s life is rapidly spiraling out of control and headed for an explosive conclusion which she just might not survive.

This was an action filled urban fantasy story featuring a kick-butt heroine. Ivory is strong and stubborn, and doesn’t let anyone push her around, not vampires, werewolves or CIA operatives. She is more than just a strong, pretty face. Her character is quite well developed with flaws and weaknesses, which makes it easier to root for her.

The world building was quite extensive. Supernatural creatures of all sorts appear in the story, with an intricate and complex history to explain their existence and how most humans don’t know about them. The history got a bit confusing when all the mythology was explained as it seemed like the reader was supposed to already be familiar with the legends, but overall, it was conveyed rather well, with only minimal info dumping.

The story had a very sexual side to it that I didn’t much care for. It seemed a bit overdone, and while not explicit, the story was far from clean. It seemed to be in an odd middle zone that will likely disappoint both camps. I didn’t really buy into the insta-lust triangle as it seemed a little too over the top, but luckily, the action in the story is enough to mostly make up it.

Overall, this was an enjoyable story with a wide variety of supernatural creatures. There was a lot open for future books, but it still felt satisfying on its own. If you’re looking for a fast paced story with a strong heroine who seems to suffer a bit of an overactive sex drive, this is a story you’ll want to check out.

  2 Responses to “Review: The God Killers”

  1. Interesting story. Great review. I love that you explain what you didn’t care for and why. It’s very helpful!

  2. Oh that’s too bad that it worked and didn’t work at the same time. You brought up some interesting points, though. I definitely wouldn’t want to read a book that somehow couldn’t find its identity.

    Great review.

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