The Prey of Gods

The Prey of Gods

by Nicky Drayden


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ISBN-13: 9780062493033
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 288,187
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

 Nicky Drayden’s short fiction has appeared in publications such as Shimmer and Space and Time. She is a systems analyst and resides in Austin, Texas, where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required. Her debut novel, The Prey of Gods, was a best of the year pick by Book Riot, Vulture, and RT Book Reviews.

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The Prey of Gods 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
OliviaSitter More than 1 year ago
The Prey of Gods deserves ALL the hype! It’s a rollercoaster through genres, emotions, and unique, realistic characters. The surreal meets with the bizarre in an explosion of action, hilarity, heartbreak, affirmation, and excitement. Accelerating alarmingly fast, the pace is quick and heart-pounding with each turn of the page until you feel like you’re heading straight towards a disaster and WAM! Climax! Falling action! Possible hook for a sequel! Worth noting is Drayden’s fantastic use of voice. Each chapter is told from one of six different main characters, and even if Drayden hadn’t listed whose perspective it was being told through at the beginning of the chapter, the reader can tell the characters’ unique voices apart. Personality-wise, each character is likable in their own way, with understandable motivations and flaws. Side characters are not excluded! All characters feel real, with fathomable reactions to the fantastic. Mixed in with daring twists and unexpected turns are beautifully ordinary details, like the mural on Muzi’s wall or Sydney noting that her boss’ coffee always tastes faintly of acetone. With everything that’s happening, tidbits like these add so much depth and realism to the story. As outlandish as certain aspects of The Prey of Gods is, it still feels true, as if it could be happening before your very eyes. Nicky Drayden’s debut novel is everything you never knew you needed in a book. I am beyond grateful for stumbling upon the first chapter on her blog, which led to me preordering it that day and becoming a part of her launch team, which in turn led to my local library obtaining a copy for the public. The Prey of Gods is the perfect, trippy summer read, and I cannot praise it enough. Check it out today!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the time and money. Well done.
BenT-Gaidin More than 1 year ago
No energy to give this a proper talking-about, but it features a gay couple, a pop idol, and a trans politician as awakening gods, and a message about support and communication, and the importance of human connectedness. Four out of five thumbs up.