I’ve heard great thing’s about James Lovegrove’s Pantheon series of military science fiction books, featuring the gods of ancient mythologies. I’ve been meaning to read it, and the series has grown so fast. It’s already 9 books long (not including the omnibus versions you can get), so I have a lot of cacthing up to do. And, it figures, I’ve just learned that there’s a new one on the horizon: Age of Heroes. I would take comfort in the fact that it’s not being released until late next year…but man, this cover screams “Read me!” (See a larger version of it below.)
The synopsis is not too shabby either:
The demigods of Ancient Greek myth are alive and well and ready for war.
Except the demigods of Ancient Greek myth are alive and, well…dying.
Heracles, Perseus, Theseus, Orpheus, Achilles, Hippolyta, Aeneas, King Minos, Helen of Troy – for centuries they have survived on Earth, doing their best to fit in among ordinary humans. The offspring of liaisons between god and mortal, they are blessed, or perhaps cursed, with eternal life. They cannot be killed.
But someone has figured out how to do just that. One by one, the demigods are meeting gory, violent ends.
Now it’s up to Theseus, comfortably ensconced in New York and making his living as a crime fiction writer, to investigate the deaths. His search for the culprit draws him back into the lives of his extended family of cousins and half-siblings, and into a world of tragedy and long-held grudges that he thought, and hoped, he’d put behind him.
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Solaris (September 13, 2016)
- ISBN-10: 178108405X
- ISBN-13: 978-1781084052
And a larger cover!