Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review: Beyond Hades (The Prometheus Wars - Book 1) by Luke Romyn @LukeRomyn

Beyond Hades (The Prometheus Wars - Book 1)


What if mythology isn't myth? The ancient Greeks told fabulously detailed stories involving unbelievable creatures - monsters dominating all tales from that time. Were they just highly imaginative, or was their inspiration from somewhere else? Doctor Talbot Harrison, a professor in archeology, receives a phone call one day which will destroy everything he perceives as reality. His brother has been mysteriously killed and within moments the United States Military appear at his door, literally dragging him from his home. Thrown into a helicopter under intense armed guard, it doesn't take long until they are attacked by something which cannot possibly exist, something drawn to destroy the one man who can stop the beasts from a land beyond Hades....


I was excited to read my first book by Luke Romyn. I've followed his promotions for Beyond Hades for a while on the Internet. I had the pleasure to take part in one of those promotions and received a free copy of Beyond Hades. I kept it on the back burner and promised myself to read it later. I am happy to report that I got to finally read it and was glad I did. It is a fun supercharged adventure through time and space, with cool tech and even cooler monsters willing to swallow a man whole, body and soul. Emphasis on soul. There are are some terrifying creatures in this story.
I loved Romyn's own take on mythology and how he brought it to the real world in a believable yet still godlike way. The main character, Doctor Talbot Harrison, goes through his own personal struggle though the whole story. Continually pushed by his guardian, Wes. Wes is the ultimate soldier and comic relief. You will love getting to know Wes.
I recommend reading this if you love fun and adventure. The action keeps coming and the tension keeps building until the final battle that is really well written. Romyn lays out the scene and the camera in your mind will take it from there. You will not be disappointed.