Lost Gods

Lost Gods

eBook - 2016
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An illustrated dark-fantasy tale follows Chet Moran, killed by an ancient and evil creature, as he searches the depths of purgatory to find a sacred key which will help him save the lives of his wife and unborn child.

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In Lost Gods, Brom, the artist and author of The Child Thief and Krampus, brings readers into a dark, fantastical, masterful mix of brilliant illustrations and dazzling prose.

A young man descends into Purgatory to save his wife and unborn child in this gorgeous, illustrated tale of wonder and terror from the mind of master storyteller and acclaimed artist Brom.

Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears . . .

Snared and murdered by a vile, arcane horror, Chet quickly learns that pain and death are not unique to the living. Now the lives and very souls of his wife and unborn child are at stake.To save them, he must journey into the bowels of purgatory in search of a sacred key promised to restore the natural order of life and death. Alone, confused, and damned, Chet steels himself against the unfathomable terrors awaiting him as he descends into death’s stygian blackness.

With Lost Gods, Brom’s gritty and visceral writing takes us on a haunting, harrowing journey into the depths of the underworld. Thrust into a realm of madness and chaos, where ancient gods and demons battle over the dead, and where cabals of souls conspire to overthrow their masters, Chet plays a dangerous game, risking eternal damnation to save his family.



Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062095701 (electronic bk.)
0062095706 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC BROM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (489 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
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AL_HANNAHS Feb 15, 2017

This is officially my favorite read of 2016. I have never read anything quite like it. This novel has all of my favorite elements: suspense, horror, the hero's journey, emotional ups and downs, and vivid imagery. I had no trouble conjuring visuals as our hero, Chet Moran, fights his way through the underworld of the lost gods to reach his ultimate end, saving the life of his wife and unborn daughter. Dark, brutal, and brilliantly paced, Lost Gods was an absolute pleasure to read.

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Feb 07, 2017

The writing seemed like Stephen King but, More short, morbid, and to the point.

It was a great premise for a story. Purgatory was such a cool setting for a novel. Seeing the river of souls, all the gods and demons, and all the lore was SO cool. The main character was great too. Had sort of a western showdown sorta vibe to it. On top of all the cool divine characters, the book was accompanied by the author's detailed portraits. They were beautiful.

The story was great, but it was short on a few character's side stories. Trish the wife, could have been given much more scenes. I generally like more complexity in a story, and with such a large pool of supernatural history to take from, I expected more depth. Despite this, I still really enjoyed the story. A few funnies too. I like when people are in hell, and then they say the lord's name in vain, or tell someone to go to hell.

The thing that pissed me off most was how short the chapters were. Most were about two pages. and for every chapter, there was a blank page or two. So, over 100 of this books pages are blank. On top of that, the extreme short chapters meant less time for much needed elaboration. There were some typos too.

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