Review: Bid the Gods Arise

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!

Bid the Gods Arise (The Wells of the Worlds, #1)

You can find Robert Mullin on Facebook.

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?

Book Club update

Stock Photo of Children Discovering Reading

maZoë Book Club is nearing its first year of books read. How exciting! We should have a cyber party or something. Book clubs are awesome for so many different reasons. One of them being: reading something you might not have chosen otherwise, and I’ve been richer for it. It’s been great to share the adventure with my fellow clubbers.

We’ve read quite an assortment of books and have had quite the discussion. The 2012 adventures we’ve had:

Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Firebird by Kathy Tyers

I am Ocilla by Diane M. Graham

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

The Earth Painter by Melissa Lee

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Vern

Remnant in the Stars by Cindy Koepp

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Prophet by R. J. Larson

Curse Bearer by Rebecca P. Minor

Wool by Hugh Howey

I wonder what 2013 will bring… If you’re interested in learning more about maZoë book club, you can find information here. Are you interested in joining us, you can find us here.

What books have you read this year? Which ones have been your favorite?