REVIEW : The God’s Awoke – Mary Vibbert

The God's Awoke Book Cover The God's Awoke
Marie Vibbert
Metaphysical Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Journey Press
September 1, 2022


If the Gods were real, could you believe?

Hitra, high priestess of Revestre, already has enough on her hands: political upheaval, a distractingly attractive male servant, and an upcoming harvest festival. But when a column of flame from the heavens sends a city into tumult, it upends more than just her schedule. Now, Hitra must deal with a religious schism, ethnic strife…and a God growing out of control.

Review By Anne

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

I must admit I found this book difficult to get into. The 1st person POV from Senne, juxtaposed with the 3rd person perspective of the other characters jarred it a little for me, like a barrier between the reader and getting close to the characters. Being told what they thought rather than discovering it through their actions left me reluctant to continue, especially as Senne wasn’t the character I was interested in knowing more about.

However, I did continue reading because I needed to find out what happened to Illoe, who had hooked my attention from his first appearance on the page and goes through a lot of horrible things. Once the action got going about half way through, the story became a book I didn’t want to put down, as I’d become invested in these characters and their world. The author also did a great job painting some characters who were not nice people.

I thought the world building was easy to visualize and complex, and I liked the perspective of Gods who differed in opinion as to how much they should become involved with the mortals. I loved the idea of a matriarchal society and the opportunities it provided for social commentary of our own world.

The exploration of different facets of religion and how they can be used to advantage was also nicely done. I liked how the different factions and characters within the story came together in their journey towards the conclusion.

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