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Gary

Gary

Gary is a small town Irishman with a love for all things historical and fantastical. He works as an English and History teacher at post-primary where he endeavours to instil and nurture a love for reading and writing in students. Tea is his weakness. Reading is his passion. His one goal in life is to buy a castle when he retires.

Paternus: Wrath of Gods by Dyrk Ashton (Paternus Trilogy #2) 22, Jun

A fantastic sequel with more character, action and amalgamation of myth. 

Wrath of Gods picks up right where Rise of Gods left off, with Fiona and Zeke accompanying Peter on his quest to gather the remaining Deva in preparation for the coming war with the Asura. Whereas the first book starts off slow, the second throws you right into the thick of things from the get go and does not relent for the remainder of its pages, with thrilling set pieces, a memorable cast of characters and a clever amalgamation of our world's many mythologies. 

Paternus: Rise of Gods by Dyrk Ashton (Paternus Trilogy #1) 15, Jun

An epic tale of mythology in a modern setting.

Interns Zeke and Fiona work in a small hospital in Toledo, Ohio, caring for patients and trying to come to terms with the feelings they have for each other. When a group of mysterious men show up looking for one of the patients, Peter, an old man suffering from a strange type of dementia, they find themselves caught right in the middle of an ancient conflict between gods right out of myth and legend. What follows is a roller-coaster of mythological madness that slowly builds for the first half of the novel before descending down a blood-pumping and adrenaline-fueled drop that will leave you queuing for the next ride. 

Stormblood by Jeremy Szal (The Common #1) 04, Jun

Mass Effect meets Cyberpunk in this thrilling debut from a powerful new voice in the Sci-Fi genre.

Stormblood tells the story of Vakov Fukasawa, an ex-Reaper (bio-enhanced soldiers imbued with addictive alien-tech), who has survived one brutal war only to be dragged into another. Vakov makes a living by working small-time jobs with his hacker friend, Grim, on the space station, Compass. At the beginning of the novel, he finds himself cornered by Harmony, the very organisation that had made him into a Reaper in the first place. Someone has been murdering his former comrades and they want him to find out who. The only lead they have is his estranged brother, Artyom, who he has not spoken to in years. What follows is an exciting, action-packed sci-fi detective thrill ride that explores the true meaning of family and the severe impact of drugs on both the individual and society.