Immortal gods trapped by an insolent boy demon!?....Now what!?
What people are saying!
...Well developed characters, outrageous conversations, thorough descriptions illustrating scenery and movements. Polite society it ain’t.
...The characters continue to engage the reader and display some shocking behavior in this fantasy. They are paramount to the comedy of the story and the reader is kept engaged with their development throughout the book....It takes a look into another world and takes the reader away from reality.
...Probably the first paranormal fantasy fiction book I have ever read which has humor in it... It provided the characters with a more humanlike quality. A more realistic quality, and each bout of humor that the characters engaged in helped to define their individual personalities.
...The dialogue given about the gods powers and how they are able to manifest things is explained to a point where it actually makes sense.....I completely recommend it to anyone interested in this particular genre.
...A.J. Aaron truly does have a remarkable eye for character and dialogue and the casual first-person voice in which the novel is written further adds to this....The plot moves at a snappy pace and is far from predictable...
...A paranormal, fantasy fiction with a little mythology and romance mixed in...As with the first book, I loved this one as well. I loved the whole god and witch aspects and how they are able to transform themselves or even conjure up elaborate feasts...I giggled with the references to the Catholic stereotypes. The author also appeals to the Shades of Grey lovers with his incorporation of that book....The ending has a wonderful twist to it I did not foresee....If you like stories about gods and witches with romance and even a little smuttiness, you will enjoy this book. I think this book would be good for any age from young adult on.
...With so many elements to the book, you remain hooked through out and end up wanting more....A good read for anyone wanting to try something new and refreshing and not being left disappointed.
...The story kept me enthralled, I read all three books in a row, and this one is definitely my favorite.
...Kept me wanting more and not wanting to put the book down.
...This book is a true masterpiece for a fantasy lover.
...Descriptions are beautiful and give the book a sense of realism ...it is expertly developed and will keep you entertained.
...A hearty parody of religion itself...weaves itself into a fairly accurate description of the modern western mind, whether or not we’re willing to admit it.
Four immortal gods, capable of creating and destroying universes, are forced to be confined to their mansion by a 1000 year old, insolent boy demon named Seth. Join them as they deal with their forced imprisonment, with the unlikely influence of the novel “Fifty Shades of Grey,” while archangels, witches and other gods work with them to resolve the dilemma.
Will the demon Seth steal Sevilen’s love, Leyna of 500 years? Will they need to make a deal with Satan to solve it? Immerse yourself in the incredible story as the scenes vividly play out in your mind in the second book of the Reluctant God series.
What kind of a read will it be?
The comedic antics of the colorful characters will make you laugh while they become as familiar to you as your best friends, in this blend of fantasy, humor, mystery, and romance. Science, beliefs, and real life references will make you wonder, could this happen?
This witch and wizard series, fantasy romance is like no other you will ever read. Is it really fiction that they attained their psychic powers? Or any of their powers?
Download a sample, or the entire book, now and start reading this supernatural metaphysical fiction now.
About the Author
I was born in Connecticut, educated as a mechanical engineer in Massachusetts, and moved to Ohio for a job in a Fortune 200 company. I've since left the safety of that career, having been in multiple manufacturing roles, including: engineering manager, plant manager, and an acquisition captain, as well as an internal consultant for numerous manufacturing plants on Lean methodology. I have now set about consulting part time and writing the rest of the time. I was always a maverick as a child, and an adult, and was never quite able to draw inside the lines or follow certain rules. I did however, figure out how to fit into acceptable society and not be a pink monkey. This, and the engineering training I had, taught me to question everything, and never automatically believe in anything. Consequently, I was always a handful for anyone I reported to. Once they knew me though, they pretty much let me run free with the reservation, "If anyone asks if I knew about this, I didn't." - since the things I did usually didn't fit into the nice neat corporate boxes or standards, but were effective at getting the job done. This personality trait, possibly due to playing with mercury as a child, influences my writing to be somewhat different than others. My hopes are that it will make reading more entertaining for you, with a fresh approach to viewing the world around us, by removing the usual paradigms and blinders we impose on ourselves through our culture's influences. I've done some pretty dumb things while learning about writing as a career. The first thing is, how darn hard it can be, and I've taken classes, and read several books on writing. The second is how easy it is to make a mistake, such as over-write a good file with a draft copy and promote it to 35,000 people. Yikes. That was a nightmare. I'm much more careful now. If you are someone that doesn't always feel you fit in all the time, and sees things somewhat differently than most, or looks at things and says, 'What if?' then you might like my work. If you like a more lighthearted group of somewhat irreverent characters, you might like my Reluctant Gods Series. If you've been in business and know some cold and cruel characters, you might like Dr. Roland Vandergrift in 'Power, Control, Conformance.' If you are a person who is set in their ways and beliefs and can only see things a certain way, you might not like any of my work. I hope you enjoy what I've done. If you don't like it, remember you can always return it, though I've had no returns so far. Remember, I did warn you.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book series keeps getting better. Always been a big fan of mythology and this book is no exception. :)
This second book continues the good versus bad story that started with Reluctant Gods I, but can still be read on its own. It has a slightly different flavor than the first book since it is more overtly sexual. However, it was nice to continue on with the main characters of the first novel and see them continue to grow.
I was not as impressed or into this book as the first one. As a matter of fact this book was VERY hard to read in comparison. I like the myth, legend and religious component. However, this book became more focused on sexuality, alcoholism, good choices vs bad choices, poking at certain beliefs and a Demon that I found beyond disgusting. This was not as enjoyable as the first book and I would not recommend this book for anyone that is easily offended or has sensitivity issues towards any of the items mentioned in this review.
Reluctant Gods II: The Demon Seth has a darker, but humorous toning to it. It shows how overrated being immortal and god-like is. There is some humor sprinkled in here, as well as a few digs at conventional religion. It tries to run like a mythology, but loses that in favor of the fantasy aspect. There is usually an amount of immaturity associated with making choices as a god, and some reactionary things happen but these add to rather than detract from the book. This is a good read and there will be a few chuckles that escape about some of the exploits of these characters.
I did not enjoy this as much as the first one. Grandmother wants to come to life in the modern world. Doing spells. I thought it was hard to read. It reminded me of ancient Greek mythology.