Child of War-A God is Born [NOOK Book]

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Do you know 'Damien'? Raven makes that kid look like an angel.

The "Of War"-series picks up in part I of this II-part sequel when Ares and Alena try to settle down on Olympus and await the birth of their son, Raven.

Haunted by prophetic visions along with a body and mind that are starting to betray her, Alena struggles to enjoy what should be a happy and blessed occasion. ...
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Child of War-A God is Born

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Overview

Do you know 'Damien'? Raven makes that kid look like an angel.

The "Of War"-series picks up in part I of this II-part sequel when Ares and Alena try to settle down on Olympus and await the birth of their son, Raven.

Haunted by prophetic visions along with a body and mind that are starting to betray her, Alena struggles to enjoy what should be a happy and blessed occasion. The relentless hostility from the other Olympians make her yearn to be back on their cozy island home, far away from all the bickering and backstabbing that makes up Life on mighty Mount Olympus.

Knowing of Zeus' unabashed hatred for Alena and the Celts, Ares becomes convinced Zeus is causing these visions and the breakdown of Alena's mind. To appease his Father, the God of Gods, Ares enters into a wicked blood pact ensuring the safety of his wife and unborn son. A pact that could cost the God of War everything he holds dear.

However, once the boy arrives, it quickly becomes clear Raven may be the most powerful and cunning Olympian ever born. Outwardly despised by Zeus for his Fey blood and his filthy Celtic mother the seeds of rage and doubt are planted in the Raven's mind by a very willing Apollo.

As Zeus, Apollo, and Aphrodite plot against the new family, bit by bit the true pasts of the Olympians and Celts comes to light, the battle begins for Ravens' mind and soul and for the ultimate control of Olympus.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013629097
  • Publisher: Moon Mistress Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/4/2011
  • Series: OF WAR , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 372,553
  • File size: 332 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa Beth Darling is never one to shy away from the less pleasant things in life, indeed she believes that it is in the Darkness where Character is created, determined, and defined. Lisa's heroes and heroines have their love tested by demons from within and without. Writing with a passionate flare and unflichingly venturing where other writers dare not tread, Lisa creates novels filled with heart stopping action, gripping drama, nail biting suspense, and hot steamy sex. This is Dark Erotic Romance at its gritty best. Therefore, ALL FICTION works are intended for Members of A Mature Adult Audience who love to submerse themselves in the rich seduction of worlds full of love, lust, rage, redemption, obsession, betrayal and madness. They are not intended for the faint of heart or those who enjoy a sweet read.
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  • Posted July 2, 2014

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    Another amazing installment to a great series. It had so much ac

    Another amazing installment to a great series. It had so much action and just kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved the first book and love this one as much if not more!! You get a different view of the gods on Olympus and I enjoyed that a lot. The writing is amazing and I just can't get enough of Darling's story. I can't tell you enough how amazing this story is. It is so entertaining and I'm totally addicted!! So many twists and turns and OMG you have to read this story!!

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

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    Author: Lisa Beth Daring Published by: Moon Mistress Publishing

    Author: Lisa Beth Daring
    Published by: Moon Mistress Publishing
    Age Recommended: Adult
    Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
    Book Blog For: GMTA
    Series #2
    Rating: 5

    Review:

    "Child of War - A God is Born (Of War #2)" by Lisa Beth Darling was a second in a series that was creatively written. This story was of Ares and Alena who are now on Olympus who were awaiting the birth of their son Raven. This was definitely one of those stories that once you start you will not want to stop until you are finished with it being so a fast paced where you will find 'jealousy, hatred, love, lust, wrongfulness and lots of conniving deceptions.' All you need to do is pick up this good read to see where this all will lead you. All of the characters are simply well developed and captivating ....from Ares, Alena, Raven,...along with Zeus, Apollo, Aphrodite, Eros, Poseidon, Hades to Athena all giving you a well written novel. Be ready for there will be explicit erotic scenes, along with 'exposure of rape, bondage, menage, sex toys and orgies.' So be aware this is a Adult Read.


    "What do you do when the people you love betray you, and the people you want to protect are the ones out for your blood? Who will survive the War of the Gods?" Get ready for these questions to be answered in your read.


    The story will end with a 'cliff hanger' so be ready for the next series of a mythology journey that only this author can give us. Would I recommend "Child of War - A God is Born?" YES!

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    Having just survived the Holidays, it's nice to know that even G

    Having just survived the Holidays, it's nice to know that even Gods have family issues. When God of War Ares and the Fey Alena have a baby, they run into the issues most parents can relate to, questions about child rearing, doubts about the future, pushy in-laws and family squabbles. Only, instead of normal humans the combatants are all Gods.

    Because of his mixed parentage, the Olympian Gods all have an axe to grind regarding the child's future and it falls on his mother to try to protect him. Once again, the author does a good job of bringing out the humanity in these omnipotent creatures while at the same time weaving an intriguing plotline around the child, his future, and the future of Olympus.

    If you enjoyed Heart of War then you deserve to read its follow-up, Child of War.

    <i> I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility. </i>

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  • Posted January 7, 2013

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    The captivating second book in the Of War Series presents Ares a

    The captivating second book in the Of War Series presents Ares and Alena as they are trying to settle down and start a family. The story shifts from the focus on their personal relationship to dealing with the rest of the Gods. There is enough to keep this book a page-turner with treachery and murder and especially the half God, quarter fey, and quarter human Raven rampaging around. There are plots against Ares and Alena’s family with Zeus wanting them destroyed and testing their love at every turn.

    It is a great build up for the third book.

    I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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  • Posted December 9, 2012

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    An Epic Page-Turner!

    The second book in the Of War series has it all: suspense, betrayal, secrets, manipulation, and steamy hot sex. Picking up where the first book left off, Lisa Beth Darling continues to build her unique paranormal realm and expands on her multiple storylines to create another epic thriller. Beautifully fleshed out secondary characters, Zeus, Apollo, and Aphrodite, do their best to destroy Ares, Alena, and Raven. With insight and compassion, Darling realistically explores the ways Ares and Alena rebuild their faltering relationship.

    Completely captivated by this dark, paranormal world and its characters, I could barely put this book down before reaching the shocking cliffhanger! Both Ares and Raven commit such unforgivable acts throughout this story. I look forward to seeing how Darling resolves this story and if Ares and Raven redeem themselves.


    I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    Great 2nd installment!

    Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
    Lisa Beth Darling’s 2nd book in the Of War series was everything I expected it to be – dark, sexy, vicious, and absolutely gripping.

    Child of War picks up where Heart of War left off, with Alena pregnant and she and Ares living on Mt. Olympus as a happily married couple (well as happy as a married couple on Olympus can be anyway). The pregnancy is tough on her though and she’s experiencing a lot of things that are downright scary - all of which are compounded by Ares’s completely dysfunctional Olympian family and their inability to accept her heritage.

    Once Raven enters the world things get even more, um… interesting…

    Alena and Ares’s love, one that has dumfounded the rest of the Olympians because of its strength and purity, is tested to its limits by the stressors of parenthood, life on Olympus, the interference of Ares’s family and by their child himself.

    Raven is something else. As the synopsis states, he is definitely no angel, and he is Ares’s son (as Ares was before Alena) through and through with an added dose of wicked thrown in. Highly advanced, even for an Olympian, this child is a force of nature and then some and had me gasping and shaking my head more than once.

    There were so many moments in this book where I was mumbling profanities at one character or the other or being aghast at something that happened, that had anyone been around to witness it, I probably would be institutionalized! It was simply that moving.

    I will say again, however, that Lisa’s books are not for the faint of heart. If you want a fluffy paranormal romance this is not the place to look. If you want a dark erotic romance with enough thriller to be captivating and intriguing, then this series is definitely for you. Anyone who has read any actual history books on the Gods and Goddesses knows that times were not like they are now and that things were different, they were more brutal. Lisa brings back

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    Posted November 15, 2012

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