maZoë Book Club‘s first book of the year was Bid the Gods Arise by Robert Mullin. An amazing book. What a way to start the year!
This adventure begins as the story of Maurin and his cousin who get abducted off their planet and sold into slavery on another planet, and then we find them playing a part in a much larger, complex story.
I loved this book.
What blew me away first, was the plot. The complexity of it, how the author wove all the subplots together, switching between the antagonist and protagonists. I never knew what I’d find next, it kept me turning the pages.
I liked the balance of action and description when it came to the setting. I have a bad habit of skimming long drawn out descriptions. I definitely felt like I was in a different world, embedded in it. I could feel the depth of the world.
Then the characters. Deep, rich, varied. They felt real and I loved how they all have grown through the book.
It’s a beautiful story. And just like life, it’s gritty, it’s brutal, but the author handled it well. I will be reading more from this author.
What book have you read recently, and you were just blown away?