Monday, January 25, 2010

The Gods of Amyrantha: By Jennifer Fallon

The Gods of Amyrantha


How do you go about killing yourself when you are an immortal? Is it even possible? Jennifer Fallon explores this tantalizing puzzle in The Gods of Amyrantha, the second in her Tide Lords series.

The Tide is turning and the Tide Lords’ powers are returning with it. Cayal, the Immortal Prince, hero of legend, was thought to be only a fictional character.

Cayal sure wishes that he was a piece of fiction—anything that would help him shuffle off this mortal coil. But even though he longs for a final death, things in the world keep pulling him back. Such as Arkady Desean, an expert on the legends of the Tide Lords who has discovered the truth about Cayal…and captured his heart.

Yes, the Tide Lords will walk upon the earth once more and, with the power that surges through the cosmos, stand poised to wreak havoc on all that humans hold dear. Cayal will have to decide if he wants to go on living just a little longer and if he is willing to risk his fellow immortals’ wrath in order to save the world.


While readers will initially feel like this is a typical epic fantasy, they would be very far from the truth. The Gods of Amyrantha is a great book that takes into account one of the questions that’s rarely asked, what happens if an immortal wants to die?

But this story is so much more than a simple gods vs humans tale. Its characters are rich and intricate. Its plot full of twists and surprising alliances and the pace of the story moves at an astoundingly rapid beat.

The only downside to The Gods of Amyrantha is that it’s the second in a quartet, and the others are still not all out yet. Other than that I would recommend this book to any fantasy reader wholeheartedly.


Publisher: Tor

Published: July 21, 2009

Price: $27.99

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