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God Of War
     

God Of War

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by Ian Thompson
 

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Horror of the Past. Terror of Today.

Roman greed and ambition created something almost two millennia ago. That creation still lives - starving, lusting for blood, eager to inflict suffering and carnage...

During the Roman Occupation of Britain, Gaius Pertinax embarks on a quest to provide "something special" for Nero's gladiatorial arenas. The ever-worsening

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Horror of the Past. Terror of Today.

Roman greed and ambition created something almost two millennia ago. That creation still lives - starving, lusting for blood, eager to inflict suffering and carnage...

During the Roman Occupation of Britain, Gaius Pertinax embarks on a quest to provide "something special" for Nero's gladiatorial arenas. The ever-worsening consequences of his actions will threaten his life, his sanity and even his soul...

A group of modern-day cavers discover the results of Gaius Pertinax's ancient endeavours. They are trapped deep underground... Running out of food, supplies and power for their lights... Hunted by a behemoth worse than their darkest nightmares: a gigantic creature that kills both to feed and to satiate its sadistic desires...

Is there an escape from this subterranean hell? Can the God Of War ever be stopped..?

From Reviews for Ian Thompson's horror works:
"...well-written, descriptive and enthralling page-turner, that's not for the faint-hearted... The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat..." (God Of War)
"Gory, scary and totally unpredictable." (God Of War)
"...thoroughly spooky, enticing and well written from start to finish."
"...great... I could feel the fear..." (Glancing Blow - Short Horror Tales #1)
"Great short story..." (Ignition Source - Short Horror Tales #4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781535379670
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/10/2016
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.95(d)

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Meet the Author

Ian Thompson was born in Liverpool, England, but has lived most of his life in a small town in Cheshire. He pursued a career in textiles, including laboratory testing and quality control. Give him some fibres from a carpet, item of clothing or curtain, plus a microscope and some chemicals, and he'll quickly tell you all about them!

Throughout his life, Ian has loved good tales - whether in the form of novels and short stories, TV shows, movies, comics or video games. He likes fast-paced adventures, strong and unusual characters, gritty action and twists he wasn't expecting. Being taken away into the realm of someone's imagination has always appealed to him and has driven him to create realms of his own.

His debut novel, PARADISE EXHUMED, was released in February 2015 - a murderous whodunit thriller, set in modern-day Britain, with a pair of investigative reporters hunting a brutal and seemingly unstoppable killer. PARADISE EXHUMED is the first novel of the Ray Hammett Thriller series.

For his second novel, Ian released the first part of a war-torn action fantasy: ERA OF DARKNESS - VOLUME I : THE APOCALYPSE BEGINS. This has been followed by three Short Tales From The Era Of Darkness. A spin-off series of Era Of Darkness Novellas began with SURVIVAL I: SLAUGHTER AT GHASTAR.

Ian's third novel is a dark horror tale. GOD OF WAR is a story of cause and effect, in which events two thousand years ago have terrible repercussions today. In Ancient Britain, during the Roman Occupation, an ambitious man seeks to create 'something special' for Nero's gladiatorial arenas. In modern-day Britain, a group of cavers discover the results of Roman endeavors... and find themselves hunted by a monstrosity that kills both to feed and to satiate its sadistic desires.

His next releases began his Short Horror Tales Series - stories designed to offer readers quick reads that are rich in thrills, chills and unexpected twists. This debuted in October 2015 with GLANCING BLOW - a tale of a simple accident which has terrifying consequences. HOOKER, CHAINED, IGNITION SOURCE, HOUSE OF MY DREAMS, BUG HUNT and KILL HIM, SLOWLY followed. THE BURNING RIDER will be the eighth in the series.

ERA OF DARKNESS, VOLUME II: EXTINCTION was released in March 2016 - providing a devastating conclusion to the fantasy war saga.

Visit Ian Thompson's website for more information about him and his work.

http://ianthompson1701.wix.com/authorsite

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God Of War 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite 11 months ago
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite God Of War by Ian Thompson is a suspense filled novel that will appeal most to an audience made up of a mix of mature young adults and adults who enjoy the idea of being scared out of their minds. God Of War portrays a horror that started back during the Roman occupation when one Gaius Pertinax wanted to find something more, something really special for the gladiators. What he brought about was a horror that still exists in modern times and is found by a group of cavers who are hunted by it. God Of War will make even the bravest reader quake in their shoes; it is a book best read during the day as reading it at night is likely to give nightmares. God Of War is extremely well written with each scene described in fluent language that transitions beautifully from one scene to the next. Ian Thompson offers multiple perspectives from different time periods and characters to really allow the reader to understand the horror, the events, as well as the characters themselves. Each character was well written; my favorite part was the beginning of the book that focuses on John, Mary, and Melissa. I really felt for all of them and was sadden by the tragedy of their lives. I finished God Of War feeling shaken and a bit worried about nightmares, but that is the mark of a good horror novel.