Reviewed By Sherry Perkins
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
“The first thing that comes to mind when I watch the fireworks is that prison is underrated.”—Enemy of the Gods
“Enemy of the Gods” isn’t going to be the book for everyone, except for me? It was great. But I’m a pretty eclectic reader. Like most eclectics, I couldn’t tell you exactly what I like but I know it when I see it and “Enemy of the Gods” was it. Hofsetz’ writing is a blend somewhere between Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Connie Willis. If you don’t know who they are, then your to-be-read shelf for parallel universes, chaos and silliness has just expanded.
Multiverse hopping is an interesting concept. One, that if you’re not prepared for it, is easy to get lost within. That’s also what makes it infinitely (no pun intended) fascinating. You might find yourself having to read sections over or flip back to previous chapters to keep yourself oriented—so, if you don’t thrive in literary bedlam, “Enemy of the Gods” could be confusing.
Luckily, Hofsetz has built in reference points by dividing the story into three parts, and labelling chapters with a title and place marker. Plus, the main character, Zeon, he’s a bit of consistency throughout. The story is told from his point of view. He has a cast of characters who revolve around him, changing subtly in each world where he finds himself unceremoniously plopped. But the plot point never changes; he has to save the world. Worlds, I mean. Or levels of consciousness, dream states. Whatever. Just accept the premise and keep reading.
“Enemy of the Gods” is book two in the Challenges of the Gods series. I’ve added that to my TBR list along with at least one book from every other author I’ve reviewed for the Paranormal Romance Guild. One day I’ll get to them all. Except if I was in one of Hofsetz’ universes, I’d already have read them, or written them or realized I’m in a book being written by someone else.
Take a chance, have some fun, read this book.