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Posted July 2, 2014
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!!
Posted April 26, 2013
Author: Lisa Beth Daring
Published by: Moon Mistress Publishing
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
"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!
Posted January 12, 2013
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>
Posted January 7, 2013
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.
Posted December 9, 2012
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.
Posted February 3, 2012
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
Posted November 15, 2012
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