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The God Eaters
     

The God Eaters

4.8 21
by Jesse Hajicek
 

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Imprisioned for 'inflammatory writings' by the totalitarian Theocracy, shy intellectual Ashleigh Trine figures his story's over. But when he meets Kieran Trevarde, a hard-hearted gunslinger with a dark magic lurking in his blood, Ash finds that necessity makes strange heroes... and love can change the world.

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Imprisioned for 'inflammatory writings' by the totalitarian Theocracy, shy intellectual Ashleigh Trine figures his story's over. But when he meets Kieran Trevarde, a hard-hearted gunslinger with a dark magic lurking in his blood, Ash finds that necessity makes strange heroes... and love can change the world.

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ISBN-13:
9781458398628
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/09/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
222,675
File size:
1 MB

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The God Eaters 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a refreshing read. It was nice to read a glbt centered story that didn't read like soft porn. Well developed characters that you actually wanted to see succeed. I have a few questions regarding loose ends from the story, but maybe their will be a sequel?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I avoided reading this book for a long time because the cover didn't do anything for me. I finally decided to give in and I am so glad I did! Great story, great characters!
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PJFaste More than 1 year ago
I really LOVED this book! I think its really something special, a classic of it's kind & can't believe it isn't far more well known than it is!  This is a beautiful story, & for me it worked on so many levels. From one standpoint it is a heroic fantasy, mythic & larger than life, a  battle between Good & Evil, the Triumph of Love. On another level its an action packed adventure story. On yet another level it's the  star-crossed love story of two teenage boys.  The teenage boys are Ash (Ashleigh) Trine & Kieran Trevarde, who find each other in the most terrible of circumstances. They could not  be more different, but forced to trust & rely on each other to survive, they become friends & begin to fall in love. Its a love that will have  transformative power over their lives. Through it they will heal what is broken in each other. It will give them strength & determination to  survive, to fight, to never give up even when things seem hopeless.  The love story of Kieran & Ash was so moving to me: It was angsty, tender & endearing, funny at times, heartbreaking at others. The sex  scenes were not graphic, but very tender & sweet. Just that would be more than enough, but then it evolved into something much bigger,  a Great Love, more powerful than evil or death.  I felt (still feel) such enormous affection for the two main characters, Ash & Kieran. Especially for Ash, especially Ash, who evolved into  someone truly beautiful by the end. I loved the way both characters changed & grew during the story. Their experiences were a trial-by-fire, which changed them from boys who were fragile, helpless & scared (Ash) or tough but damaged, angry & self-hating (Kieran), into  strong, courageous young men ready to go up against truly terrifying forces, all for each other. They learned to trust one another, to draw  strength from their love. By the end they were still two teenaged boys in love, yet at the same time had been transformed into these  larger-than-life awe-inspiring heroic figures, who were able to accomplish the seemingly impossible & change their world.  I also really liked the rather bizarre supporting character, Chaiel, who was at turns tragic & heartbreaking, then hilariously funny, but by  the end, moving & courageous. Villains were appropriately dark & villainous, but not completely cardboard. There was some exposition of their backgrounds &  motiviations, and glimpses from their POV. One of them was even revealed as rather tragic in the end. Other things I liked were how the world/setting was so eclectic & "outside the box". Some reviewers felt this was problematic,  contradictory or improbable, but I loved it. For example, to a large degree the setting feels like the American Wild West, desert, gunfights,  robber gangs, horses, trains, a marginalized native population with a tribal culture & history markedly similar to that of the Native  Americans. Yet the dialogue is very modern: Profane, slangy, sarcastic & cheekily disrespectful to authority figures & villains (including  actual Gods), which delighted me. Then there are the Gods themselves who, with their multiple incarnations, remind me of the Hindu  pantheon.  Favorite scenes: There is one powerful heartbreaker of a scene, a scene of grief. It follows a very long, desperate struggle where one  character goes to extraordinary, heart-wrenching lengths to save this person's life, and when it isn't enough, the enormity of the other  character's grief, the outpouring of anguish was just - wow! Shook the foundations of the world. It may sound melodramatic, but that's  exactly the way that kind of grief feels. You'll know the one I mean when you read it.  One thing to note: If you want to buy the book, it's only available as a paperback or in epub format. It's still available free on the author's  website too. I wanted buy it, but wanted to read on my Kindle, so I bought the epub version (for Nook) & tried to convert to mobi (for  Kindle), as there were some websites that claimed to be able to do that. Didn't work, so ultimately, I ended up getting the free version &  through a painstaking process, turning it into a pdf, which I then was able to send to my Kindle.  Believe it or not, I later went back & purchased the paperback, just because I decided this is one of those books I want in my physical  library. My final thought: This book is awesome & needs to be promoted!
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Though at times dark, it fails to disappoint. Read at your pleasure.
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This novel is amazing. It is not some sex crazed thing but a true love story.
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BookLover810 More than 1 year ago
I got some B&N gift cards the first thing I did was buy this. At first I was worried it wouldn't be worth it, but it so was. After I finished it I gave ti to my friend to read and she absolutely loved it. Kai and Ash are very loveable characters and they really come to life, and the world that Jesse Hajicek created is one that you want to get lost in. If you have the 24 dollars needed to buy this, then you really should. You won't regret your choice.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued by the title of the story, and so I read it to pass the time. Then I read it again. And again. The book envelops its readers in an exquisitely detailed world, filled not with characters, but with PEOPLE. This book is the best thing I've read in a very long time. The quality of fantasy novels has seemed rather sub-par in the last few years for me. It's encouraging to see a writer injecting new life into the fantasy genre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. This is my favorite book of all time. It is excellently written and has just the right touch of angst. The scenery is painted before your eyes. The magic and gods and stuff are so awesome one forgets to notice little flaws in logic. But the BEST part is how the people are described. So many fantasy books are all flash and glitter, but this one has remembered the people. Ash and Kai are made real. Considering that this is his first published book, that really says something. If Hajicek publishes something else, and god I hope it's a sequel, it will be fantastic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I almost didn't buy this book because of the price. But, self-published works usually cost more and the story sounded promising. I had a gift certificate, so I took a chance. Thank goodness--it turned out to be a bargain! I cannot express how wonderful this book was (but I'll try). I stayed up until midnight to finish all 452 pages, it was that good. Hajicek has created a work of epic fiction with the God Eaters. Imagine a world not unlike the American Western Frontier of the 1800's--trains, guns, outlaws. Only here, the 'Ivainians' are the persecuted minority, instead of Native Americans. In this world, people have Talents, pyrokinesis, empathy, etc. The Commonwealth is determined to control everyone, especially Talents, with an iron hand. They use the White Watch to do so. Ivainians cannot hold certain jobs that whites can, and they have their Talents 'burned' out of them. This is the world of Ash Trine and Keiran Trevarde. Ash is sent to prison for writing treasonous pamphlets against the heinous actions of the government. Keiran is sent to prison for murder. In prison they are treated as guinea pigs for experiments on their Talents. They are tortured - as prisoners they are considered less than human. Yet, these two unlikely men will escape to confront reincarnated gods battling for supremacy over the world, and the freedom of all people. And maybe find the power to love again. This book should be a bestseller! It confronts many issues faced by society in a very subtle fashion, but also tells a gripping tale. Fans of Mercedes Lackey's Last Herald Mage will find a treasure here. I hope the author writes a sequel, or at least more books. He's gifted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having discovered the author online, I already knew that he was gifted with the ability to write a compelling tale, but with the God Eaters, Jesse Hacijek envelops you in a dark and beautiful world, peopled with characters that walk right off the page and into your heart. A definite must-read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hajicek brings refreshingly original writting and wit to the world of fiction. His narrative is raw and real with the polished air of an experienced storyteller, and he immerses the reader in his world without missing a beat or losing momentum. From start to finish, The God Eaters is a tale of determination, survival, loyalty and love. It indulges everything a book should be without saturating to the point of overkill. Hajicek's work is an experience that cannot and will not grow dull, and will take more than one read to fully enjoy. In the search for reading that is truly an adventure and a pleasure, one needs look no further than The God Eaters.