Review: ‘The Helm of Darkness’ by A.P. Mobley

Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 260 pages (approx.)

I have awarded this book 4 stars.

The Helm of Darkness (War on the Gods, #1)

Synopsis: Andy and Zoey are two normal teenagers living in the modern day—that is, until they’re knocked unconscious in a freak storm sweeping the United States.

When they wake up, the world they know has been tossed away. Their city is in ruins, strange creatures walk the earth, and worst of all, everyone is gone. They stumble across Diana and Spencer, two kids around their age who possess incredible magical abilities, and who claim to be the demigod children of Greek gods. Not only that, they also claim the year is 500 AS, five hundred years after the gods conjured a massive storm that destroyed most of humanity and helped them take the world as their own once again.

Andy and Zoey are soon handed an impossible task: To save humanity. To lead a war on the gods. They’ll have to battle monsters, death, and their own inner demons to survive and to protect the people they love.
Review: This is the first book in the War on the Gods series. When I saw the description for this book, I was instantly intrigued as I find the Greek Gods fascinating. I wasn’t disappointed.

The story is easy to follow and interesting, with plenty of twists and turns. There were plenty of interesting characters and these were well developed and I relateable. If you like Rick Riordan, you will like this.

However, I awarded this book 4 stars instead of 5 because I would have liked a little more time to get to know Andy and Zoey in the modern world before we are thrown back in time. Without giving anything away, there were details that were mentioned that I would have liked to explore a little further, which would have made their determination more believable for me.

All in all, I did enjoy this book and will be looking out for further installments in the series by the author.

★★★★☆- A great concept with interesting characters. Recommended!
Where to buy:
Amazon UK
Amazon US

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