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Gods and Warriors

Ee his home but not before a mysterious stranger gives him a bronze dagger While on the run Hylas must use his skill and wits to survive a shipwreck and a great white shark attack befriend a dolphin and hel. Ana s TakeGods and Warriors is set in the Bronze Age of Ancient Greece when Mycenae and Crete were kind of ruling that part of the world Young Hylas is our protagonist an orphaned goatherd and an Outsider ie not part of a village whose sister disappears when they are both attacked by strange warriors bent on killing all Outsiders On the run for his life and desperate to find his little sister and an explanation for the Outsider killings Hylas befriends a dolphin and Pirra the runaway daughter of a High PriestessThe story opens at the thick of action as Hylas is running for his life from the warriors trying to kill him This basically sets Gods and Warriors s mood for this plot driven story which has plenty of action escapades near deaths and a cliff hanger per chapterI wanted to read it for its setting Bronze Age pre Greek Gods and was mostly pleased with the exploration of the different ways of life around the Greek Islands at that time including ways that people worshiped and livedUnfortunately although the setting might be new and fresh the same cannot be said about the meat and bones of the story It is all very very familiar the Orphan boy who is Special so special he is also the only blond person around because a prophecy says so and the feisty young girl who is trying to escape a marriage she doesn t want why must the female character s arc always be about marriage It also doesn t help that there is a lot of head hopping including Hylas best friend Telemon possibly the best character of them all as he is caught between his best friend and his father andthe dolphin Spirit I am not a huge fan of sentient animals and the chapters from the dolphin s perspective were the absolute worst for me but your mileage may vary of courseGods and Warriors read very samey to me Although I breezed through the book and in spite of its action packed storyline it was boring and unremarkable read in the end I think I will stick to Paver s adult books from now onThea s TakeI think I simply have to reiterate this part of Ana s review above to summat my experience with Gods and Warriors the Orphan boy who is Special so special he is also the only blond person around because a prophecy says so and the feisty young girl who is trying to escape a marriage she doesn t want why must the female character s arc always be about marriageUmm yes I have to admit that from a historical perspective there is nothing particularly appealing to me about the Bronze Age but the synopsis for this novel with its early Gods and beliefs sounded fantastic Plus I loved Michelle Paver s adult horror novel so very much I was eager to get my hands on any of her new work even if a middle grade novel set in Bronze Age Greece is a far cry from a haunting at the turn of the 20th century in the arctic circle Unfortunately beyond having a uniue and memorable setting Gods and Warriors is a bland cliched readOn the character side we are introduced to four protagonists Hylas the Outsider Pirra the High Priestess s daughter Telemon son of the Chieftain and Spirit the dolphin We spend time in each of these characters heads viewing the story from these different perspectives though most of the action involves Hylas Pirra and Spirit the Dolphin FYI I m referring to Spirit as Spirit the Dolphin henceforth Hylas OF COURSE is the Super Special Outsider and is in fact so special that he has blonde hair in a sea of brunettes hello Ayla syndrome Pirra OF COURSE is our beautiful spoiled poor little rich girl that is spunky enough to run away from a forced marriage which is her entire motivation for the book there s nothing wrong with that other than how overwrought this trope is in historical YAMG These two are our true main protagonists of the story and spend much of the novel bickering with each other of course even as they band together to surviveI have to agree with Ana that talkingcongnizant animal books are not really my bag Spirit the Dolphin is no exception That said I should mention that I do appreciate Michelle Paver s humor and twisted perspective of the humans and human world from a dolphin point of view I also have to agree that of all the characters Telemon is the most interesting and has the most complex motivations of the group torn between wanting to be a good friend and a good son his perspective is a nice contrast if sadly under used to Hylas Pirra and Spirit the Dolphin s points of view in Gods and WarriorsIn terms of overall plotting and storytelling there isn t too much to say The writing is competent though painfully simple and direct The central conflict for the story and the driving motivations for each of the characters Hylas to find his sister Issi Pirra to escape a forced marriage Spirit the Dolphin to find his Dolphin pack and help the special boy with whom he has a Connection Telemon to be a good friendgood son are all believable if two dimensionalUltimately the biggest problem with Gods and Warriors is the novel s bland writing and lukewarm characters While there isn t anything that makes this a bad book there s nothing really here to recommend it either

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An action packed new series set in the mysterious dangerous Bronze AgeYoung Hylas goatherd Outsider thief is hunted by powerful warriors who want him dead and have kidnapped his sister Hylas is forced to fl. This book made me fall in love with dolphins

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P Pirra the runaway daughter of a High Priestess Together with Pirra the dolphin and the valuable bronze sword Hylas fights to discover why he's being hunted and find his sister before the warriors find the. I loved this book it was a great start to a really action packed series that I will read of in February I liked the characters especially Hylas Spirit and Pirra they were interesting Hylas is so real in his efforts to survive and find his sister I liked the dolphin and Pirra she was well written I liked the story it was well written and started with a bang with Hylas hiding from danger and it only got better from there So overall I really enjoyed this book I will continue the series I liked it a lot


About the Author: Michelle Paver

Michelle Paver was born in Central Africa but came to England as a child After gaining a degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University she became a partner in a City law firm but eventually gave that up to write full timeThe hugely successful Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series arose from Michelle's lifelong passion for animals anthropology and the distant past as as well as an encounter



10 thoughts on “Gods and Warriors

  1. says:

    This will be my weirdest review because I'm not the one who will review it Madonna WILL Many minutes after Madonna revealed that she never cooked a whole meal by herself and her sex book is not banned in the house and thisandand Cynthia McFadden finally asked Madonna There's one big uestion that is blowing the whole internet Do you know what is it? OW No I have no idea Did you read Michelle Paver's Gods Warriors before the release date?

  2. says:

    If you like a fast paced book full of action and suspense give Gods and Warriors a try Although I expected it to remind me

  3. says:

    This book made me fall in love with dolphins 😫

  4. says:

    To be honest I expected from this storyMy main problem was with the writing and pacingAt times it felt like we jumped from one situation to another with nothing in between that I often felt confused and as if I'm reading a first draft of the storyNow I can't tell for certain whether I got used to the writing or it actually became better an

  5. says:

    First ImpressionWhen I heard Michelle was starting a new series I was intrigued having read Wolf Brother and enj

  6. says:

    Ana’s TakeGods and Warriors is set in the Bronze Age of Ancient Greece when Mycenae and Crete were kind of ruling that part of the world Young Hylas is our protagonist an orphaned goatherd and an Outsider ie not part of a

  7. says:

    Actually I am wavering between four and five stars on this one Until I finished the book I was thinking what a lot I could learn from Michelle Paver She has the gift of writing such a gripping story that you I at least put down every other book in order to finish hers She can also be trusted to do her research write believable characters and use good clean prose All this makes her books a pleasure to readThis new series is set in Bronze age

  8. says:

    We have a giveaway going on for an advanced copy of this book going on our blog right now check it out

  9. says:

    I loved this book it was a great start to a really action packed series that I will read of in February I liked

  10. says:

    DNF I couldn't connect with the characters or the story Everything felt kind of rushed and I felt like I was expected to u

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