Whatever Gods May Be

Whatever Gods May Be

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by Sophia Kell Hagin
     
 

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Jamie Gwynmorgan doesn’t believe in prayer. She doesn’t believe in anything much. Except that people can’t be trusted—certainly not anyone she’s ever met.

But Jamie knows some things. From experience. She knows if she died, nobody would give a damn. Nobody would even notice. She knows the better she can fight, the…  See more details below

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Jamie Gwynmorgan doesn’t believe in prayer. She doesn’t believe in anything much. Except that people can’t be trusted—certainly not anyone she’s ever met.

But Jamie knows some things. From experience. She knows if she died, nobody would give a damn. Nobody would even notice. She knows the better she can fight, the safer she’ll be. That’s why she can’t resist the sleek, dark lethality of the weapon—and the recruiter’s promise that yes, if she’s strong enough, good enough, she’ll get to fire that weapon in combat. She doesn’t care about the uniform. And screw the pretend-camaraderie. Only Safe matters—and if she can do combat, then maybe she can fight her way to Safe.

Jamie expects a grueling fight that she might lose. What she never expects is to win love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602824829
Publisher:
Bold Strokes Books, Inc
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
712,907
File size:
368 KB

Meet the Author

Sophia Kell Hagin was born and raised in the Midwest. After college, dumb luck and the thrall of unrequited young love brought her to Massachusetts for graduate work in the philosophy of science.

Coming to her senses, Sophia left school and stayed in Massachusetts, where she has earned a living as an information technology market research analyst and writer while developing interests in late Pleistocene/early Holocene glaciations, archeology, etymology, Jungian archetypes, and matriarchy.

Although Sophia has been writing fiction for a number of years, Whatever Gods May Be is her first published novel. Sophia lives in the wooded dunes of outer Cape Cod with her long-time partner, whom she married in 2004.

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Whatever Gods May Be 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
Sophia Kell Hagin has created a story in Whatever Gods May Be that is supposed to be set in the near future, but her information about military technology and the future of geopolitics makes it clear that it isn't that far away. Hagin shows a great deal of knowledge about the interplay that is already going on between China as a rising super power and the United States. The scenarios she creates for war and conflict are totally imaginable to anyone who studies current affairs. The most interesting aspect of the book is the technology she employs. This is described in such detail that the reader will suspect that much of it already exists. From the biouniforms that are full of sensors and camouflage a body with a changing array of colors to the high tech communication gear and weapons, it's obvious that Hagin has tapped into what soldiers will soon look like, if they aren't already there. Whatever Gods May Be isn't a typical lesbian novel. There isn't any romance in this book. It's a straight adventure story starring a flawed but appealing character. The main character Jamie is also scary in what she represents. That soldiers like this exist and are in fact needed in today's wars is undoubtedly true. What they are capable of is admirable and terrifying. One question that occurs is what can be done with these people after they have finished their service for the government? They aren't people you would necessarily want living next door to you, yet they're needed to keep the country safe. Can they be woven back into society or will they stay outcasts for the rest of their lives? This book is intense. There's no levity to alleviate the tension that grows throughout the book. It's an intriguing story, but not one for someone who is looking for casual reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good writing. Tough to read, not a relaxing, get away book. Lots of "military speak", violence, death, brutal treatment of recruits. It does seem as if the author knows her subject, just too much violence for me-many times more than I am used to in the novels I read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago