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Mortals & Deities (Genesis of Oblivion, #2) summary Mortals & Deities (Genesis of Oblivion, #2), series Mortals & Deities (Genesis of Oblivion, #2), book Mortals & Deities (Genesis of Oblivion, #2), pdf Mortals & Deities (Genesis of Oblivion, #2), Mortals & Deities (Genesis of Oblivion, #2) 345a7b9a35 Thrust Into An Essence Node By What He Thought Were His Benevolent Teachers, Alant Cor Has Transcended The Bonds Of Reality To Become The First Mah Sukai To Walk The Plane Of Talic Nauth In Thousands Of Years Now, He Must Not Only Learn To Deal With His New Powers Before They Overwhelm And Destroy Him, He Must Also Escape The Wrath Of Those Who Hunt HimAlant S Brother, Arderi Cor, Has Joined The Ranks Of The Mysterious Tat Sujen Order He Is Elated With The Newfound Powers This Secret Order Has Awakened Within Him Apprehension Grips Him, However, By The Task They Set Before Him Kill A Newly Discovered Mah Sukai Before This Person Gains Mastery Of Their PowersThese Two Brothers Find Themselves On The Opposite Side Of A Forgotten War Whose Beginning Is Lost In Time One Brother Is Bent On Survival, While The Other Follows Tat Sujen Orders, Thinking He Must, To Save All He Holds Dear Both Are Set On A Collision Course With FateUnbeknownst To The Brothers, A Strange, Gray Skinned Girl Named Elith Also Travels This Fateful Course Raised From Birth For One Purpose To Capture A Mah Sukai Should One Return To The Plane Of Talic Nauth Elith S Master, Known Only As The Revered Father, Desires This New Mah Sukai To Further His Own Gains Yet, Turmoil Boils Within Her Is This Her True Purpose Is She Really The Only Member Of Her Race In This World Of Humans If So, Why Does She Doubt Everything She Has Been Taught By The Priests Klain, The Beast, Seeks His Place As A Free Being In The World Of Humans It Is A Life He Has Never Known Yet, Is He Truly Free Or, Is He Just Another Pawn In A Larger, Sinister Game As The Magical Race Of The Elmorr Antiens Reaches Out To Manipulate The Other Inhabitants Of Talic Nauth, An Even Greater Power Pulls Their Strings From The Shadows A Force, Forgotten And Unknown To The Inhabitants Of The Plane, Exerts Its Power To Control All The Players How Will This Power Shape The Events That Unfold As These Hapless Adventurers Spiral Toward An Inevitable Meeting


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  1. says:

    review contains spoilers for the previous book in this series.Mortals and Deities is the second book in the Genesis of Oblivion Saga by Maxwell Alexander Drake, and is the sequel to Farmers and Mercenaries, which was reviewed here The sequel starts off right where Farmers and Mercenaries left us.A multitude of viewpointsAlant Cor finds himself near his old home with no clue of how he got there His eyes glow red, and he doesn t know what being thrust into the Essence Node by the Elmorians did to him He only knows that he is the Mah Sukai a being of unimaginable power and has no idea of where to find the answers to his many questions When Alant encounters a woman who claims that he can find those answers in an ancient lost city, and after many failed attempts at gathering information from people he thought might have the answers, he clings to the only bit of hope he has left and follows her instructions.Arderi Cor, Alant s brother, is sent to the ancient citadel of Bin Satsu to learn how to become a Tat Sujen a group of humans with enhanced abilities to manipulate the world around them He is given the order to kill the new Mah Sukai at any costs before the evil being has the chance to wreak havoc on the world Assuming that the Mah Sukai must be someone truly evil, Arderi accepts the order without question.Elith was raised among priests her entire life to be the perfect assassin deadly, silent, and devoid of emotion The only purpose given to her in life has been to find the Mah Sukai and bring him to the head of the priesthood, known simply as the Revered Father Elith is not the cold blooded killer she was trained to be, however, and the feelings of sadness and guilt she experiences makes her question everything she knows Complicated by her feelings of remorse and plagued by sudden bouts of unexplained memory loss, she sets upon her journey to find and capture the Mah Sukai.Klain is living with his employer, Rohann, as a bodyguard for Rohann s son, Charver When Rohann becomes fanatical about a sudden journey to a long lost city filled with unimaginable treasure, Klain begins to worry Ever dutiful, Klain does as he is bidden, and follows Rohann and Charver on the expedition despite his fears for the sanity of his employer.In Elth, Sarshia, Princess to the Elmorian people, uncovers a plot concerning the human Initiates of their school When she finds that her brother is the mastermind of this sinister plot, she has no idea how she will proceed with this new found knowledge.Characters that grew on meIn the first novel, I had a problem relating to the characters They were all interesting, but I never felt emotionally invested This time around, my feelings have changed The feeling of shock and disbelief when a character does something unspeakable, those I seriously can t believe that just happened moments, were there for me in this installment I cared about the characters, and they are developing well in the Genesis of Oblivion series.A rushed plotThe first novel, Farmers and Mercenaries, did not feel rushed In fact, I liked it because it flowed so naturally, instead of having all of the characters do silly things that they normally wouldn t do just to make the plot interesting Unfortunately for the reader, that s exactly what this book did There were a few cheap thrills that didn t really serve any sort of purpose at all they were just little encounters that one might expect to find in a DD campaign Seven insect like creatures attack your camp, what do you do and then never spare them a thought again These devices were inserted to make the plot a bit interesting, but only served to cheapen it.Redundant alternating viewpointsA majority of the characters in this novel meet up together trying to explore this lost city where all their answers lie As mentioned, this novel is told with alternating viewpoints, which normally works very well when they re separate, and perhaps briefly while they re together After a while, though, it becomes redundant, especially near the end of the book I had the exact same scene laid out for me by four different characters, using almost the exact same language After the second character, I was like, Yep, already heard this Let s move on And the third yes, I m aware of your surroundings I don t need to hear about it And the fourth You re in a cave, alright There s this glowing blue chick in an egg That s all you need to know It gets pretty tiring, especially because the way things are described is too similar, and nothing new or interesting is added with the new viewpoints.A fantastic conclusionThe way that this novel ends blew me away It confirmed the suspicions that I had early on in the novel, yet the reveal isn t blatantly obvious and there are quite a few things that shocked me I became emotionally invested in the characters and cared about their actions A certain pivotal scene for a character made me gasp and quickly re read to make sure what I saw was true, thinking, What the hell just happened But it happened, and the character acted accordingly in a feat of seamless storytelling The ending is set up perfectly to flow right into the third installment.A great installment in the seriesMortals and Deities further explores the world that was revealed to us in Farmers and Mercenaries We see of the inner workings of the Elmorians, a fantastic alien like race of people who are like gods in their ability to manipulate the Essence when compared to mere humans More cultures are explored, new characters added, and it s a spectacular read overall.Why should you read this book This is a magnificent addition to the Genesis of Oblivion series, and one that begs for additional sequels The richly developed world leaves me wanting , just as the first novel did I can t wait to return to Talic Nauth I hope that Drake will explain the events that took place in the conclusion of Mortals and Deities and dive right into the new challenges that the characters face in the third novel Overall, this was an incredible, captivating read.


  2. says:

    This review contains spoilers for the previous book in this series.Mortals and Deities is the second book in the Genesis of Oblivion Saga by Maxwell Alexander Drake, and is the sequel to Farmers and Mercenaries, which was reviewed here The sequel starts off right where Farmers and Mercenaries left us.A multitude of viewpointsAlant Cor finds himself near his old home with no clue of how he got there His eyes glow red, and he doesn t know what being thrust into the Essence Node by the Elmorians did to him He only knows that he is the Mah Sukai a being of unimaginable power and has no idea of where to find the answers to his many questions When Alant encounters a woman who claims that he can find those answers in an ancient lost city, and after many failed attempts at gathering information from people he thought might have the answers, he clings to the only bit of hope he has left and follows her instructions.Arderi Cor, Alant s brother, is sent to the ancient citadel of Bin Satsu to learn how to become a Tat Sujen a group of humans with enhanced abilities to manipulate the world around them He is given the order to kill the new Mah Sukai at any costs before the evil being has the chance to wreak havoc on the world Assuming that the Mah Sukai must be someone truly evil, Arderi accepts the order without question.Elith was raised among priests her entire life to be the perfect assassin deadly, silent, and devoid of emotion The only purpose given to her in life has been to find the Mah Sukai and bring him to the head of the priesthood, known simply as the Revered Father Elith is not the cold blooded killer she was trained to be, however, and the feelings of sadness and guilt she experiences makes her question everything she knows Complicated by her feelings of remorse and plagued by sudden bouts of unexplained memory loss, she sets upon her journey to find and capture the Mah Sukai.Klain is living with his employer, Rohann, as a bodyguard for Rohann s son, Charver When Rohann becomes fanatical about a sudden journey to a long lost city filled with unimaginable treasure, Klain begins to worry Ever dutiful, Klain does as he is bidden, and follows Rohann and Charver on the expedition despite his fears for the sanity of his employer.In Elth, Sarshia, Princess to the Elmorian people, uncovers a plot concerning the human Initiates of their school When she finds that her brother is the mastermind of this sinister plot, she has no idea how she will proceed with this new found knowledge.Characters that grew on meIn the first novel, I had a problem relating to the characters They were all interesting, but I never felt emotionally invested This time around, my feelings have changed The feeling of shock and disbelief when a character does something unspeakable, those I seriously can t believe that just happened moments, were there for me in this installment I cared about the characters, and they are developing well in the Genesis of Oblivion series.A rushed plotThe first novel, Farmers and Mercenaries, did not feel rushed In fact, I liked it because it flowed so naturally, instead of having all of the characters do silly things that they normally wouldn t do just to make the plot interesting Unfortunately for the reader, that s exactly what this book did There were a few cheap thrills that didn t really serve any sort of purpose at all they were just little encounters that one might expect to find in a DD campaign Seven insect like creatures attack your camp, what do you do and then never spare them a thought again These devices were inserted to make the plot a bit interesting, but only served to cheapen it.Redundant alternating viewpointsA majority of the characters in this novel meet up together trying to explore this lost city where all their answers lie As mentioned, this novel is told with alternating viewpoints, which normally works very well when they re separate, and perhaps briefly while they re together After a while, though, it becomes redundant, especially near the end of the book I had the exact same scene laid out for me by four different characters, using almost the exact same language After the second character, I was like, Yep, already heard this Let s move on And the third yes, I m aware of your surroundings I don t need to hear about it And the fourth You re in a cave, alright There s this glowing blue chick in an egg That s all you need to know It gets pretty tiring, especially because the way things are described is too similar, and nothing new or interesting is added with the new viewpoints.A fantastic conclusionThe way that this novel ends blew me away It confirmed the suspicions that I had early on in the novel, yet the reveal isn t blatantly obvious and there are quite a few things that shocked me I became emotionally invested in the characters and cared about their actions A certain pivotal scene for a character made me gasp and quickly re read to make sure what I saw was true, thinking, What the hell just happened But it happened, and the character acted accordingly in a feat of seamless storytelling The ending is set up perfectly to flow right into the third installment.A great installment in the seriesMortals and Deities further explores the world that was revealed to us in Farmers and Mercenaries We see of the inner workings of the Elmorians, a fantastic alien like race of people who are like gods in their ability to manipulate the Essence when compared to mere humans More cultures are explored, new characters added, and it s a spectacular read overall.Why should you read this book This is a magnificent addition to the Genesis of Oblivion series, and one that begs for additional sequels The richly developed world leaves me wanting , just as the first novel did I can t wait to return to Talic Nauth I hope that Drake will explain the events that took place in the conclusion of Mortals and Deities and dive right into the new challenges that the characters face in the third novel Overall, this was an incredible, captivating read.


  3. says:

    In this self published author s second book of a trilogy, the characters and events of the first book Farmers Merchants move forward in unexpected and interesting ways The main characters, which in a typical fantasy novel would join together to form a fellowship all bow to Tolkien , instead remain separated for about the first half of the book The lion man, who has a complex backstory involving separation from the rest of his people and slavery, in this book gets his own story arc in which he slowly bonds with a new human benefactor, his son, and the man s retinue The other main characters meet early on in the novel, but are wary of one another Even the two brothers have reasons to distrust each other, creating a nice tension and moving the story forward I liked that these characters did not become instant best friends a common failing in many fantasy novels.Speaking of common fantasies, a few words about the main female character First of all, I appreciated that the author finally added a major female character in this volume That she is the epitome of every fanboy s dreams she has a super sexy body AND can fight like a Ninja would make her scarcely than window dressing if not for her mysteriously blank memory How she learns about her own history becomes a major plot point that I found compelling and that kept me interested throughout the book She is one reason I upped my review from three stars for the previous novel in the series to four stars for this installment As in Farmers Merchants, the world building in this novel is quite good The locations are varied and well described, as are the different cultures to which we are gradually introduced What really struck me as exceptional in this second novel, and what also inspired me to give it four stars, were the descriptions of the way that magic works in this world Don t hate me for saying it, but I think the magic in Harry Potter is the weakest part There is simply no explanation of how the magic in Harry Potter works, beyond the concept that you need a wand and then you memorize some pseudo Latin words Newer and I would say better authors such as Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson, spend a lot of time on the mechanism of the magic in their books A complex, coherent system of magic adds a lot to the verisimilitude of their novels, making the whole enterprise complex, interesting, and believable Drake has done the same in this series, crafting not one but two and possibly different systems of magic And to his credit, he does not force the reader to endure endless pages of exposition explaining these systems Instead, he allows the reader to discover them right along with the characters, who are themselves discovering and experimenting with their powers as the story progresses.I will definitely be reading the third book in this series.


  4. says:

    I won this book through a Firstreads giveaway at Goodreads I read a lot of fantasy and Mr Drake definitely has talent He creates an interesting, deep world with a great magic system I especially liked the characters of Elith and Arderi and I am looking forward to reading of their adventures A couple of things hold this book back from being a standout in the genre The book falls prey to several things that particularly annoy me about fantasy literature I dislike when authors feel the need to add words to the language, in this case nix , for no good reason and when every other word or name has to have an apostrophe in it I also thought that several of the key moments in this book, especially the forming of the main group, were a little rushed I would recommend this book for fantasy lovers and I look forward to books from Mr Drake.


  5. says:

    An absolutely amazing read It picks up right where Farmers and Mercenaries left off With the characters introduced in the first book, the second jumps right into the action The characters remain vibrant and contiue to grow There are a number of action scenes that draw you in, wanting A new character is added, and two from the first book now get chapters denoted to them.


  6. says:

    So Drake brought much in this one The story broadens, and several big secrets are revealed, while even bigger are introduced Once the quest group gathered, the action spins you away The ending is a must read.


  7. says:

    Had to have this one liked the first one so much this one was as good as the first Can t wait for the next.


  8. says:

    Even better than the first one I couldn t put it down.


  9. says:

    I am enjoying this story immensely and am looking forward to the release of book 3 hopefully soon I loved this book


  10. says:

    I would like to read review this book.


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