Monday, July 27, 2015

Blog Tour: Of Gods and Madness by @justindherd #review and #giveaway



Fantasy Noir
Date Published: 7/21/2015


A mobster learns he's becoming a god, only to discover they die too. 
The right hand of the dominant mob family, Raine Morgan is tasked with hunting down two miscreants messing with the bottom line. He finds them on the docks, but, in the confusion of the fight, accidentally kills their victim and lets them escape. Horrified at what he's done, Raine seeks redemption as well as revenge. 

Things spiral out of control when a greedy middleman overthrows Raine's mob organization. It's only with the help of a friend inside the crumbling mob as well as a streetwise artist that Raine remains undetected as he searches for the men who started this all. Raine doesn’t realize, however, he has caught the attention of a disparate conclave of gods in the process. 

As the pantheon returns to the city they'd abandoned, old conflicts re-emerge, causing divine civil war. Both sides try to pull Raine to their side, expecting to find a naive god for them to manipulate. Instead, they find a man stripped of everything, intent on playing both sides as they learn an awful reality - even gods can die.



REVIEW 
This is a very different novel than others out there. There is a lot of thriller aspects and the Mob setting and characters were definitely great to read about, but the author also introduces a fantasy element that sets it apart from other novels that may otherwise be similar. I think that the balance between the genre's was very well done. I loved the fact that the author kept me invested in the story and the characters to the very last page. 



Justin D. Herd is a Fantasy Noir author who has been writing novels for ten years. He absolutely loves dark, twisted stories that take readers into unexpected places. Horror movies are his passion and he often takes stories to task for not logically thinking out their concepts. His home has been invaded by two eccentric children as well as a cat which is obsessed with all things digital.


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