Gods of the Gods – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Abhishek Roy | Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction | Pages: 292 | Publisher: Subtledge

Mathias and Odin are marooned on the wasteland of Hel, trying to find a way back to Asr-Gawa. Escaping deadly drones and finding strangely familiar structures left behind decades ago, they finally embark on a journey through the deep, planet-wide turbulent Asurian ocean that no one has conquered. What they find living under the surface of the stormy sea is jaw-dropping, and their chances of ever returning to Asr-Gawa seem slimmer than ever. The prospect of saving Earth was already very dim.

Meanwhile, a civil war is raging in the Land of the Gods. Nanna is torn between her position in the Administration and her loyalty to the Rebels. Baldr is scheming to gain power and the council is divided. Lok Vve is growing, and Heimdallr is hiding underneath the city, hatching the ultimate plan to stop Baldr and the Jargantaans…and perhaps bring doom to the civilians too. Baldr’s army of clones is also getting ready to take over the planet.

All these machinations will soon be dwarfed by an impending invasion to reclaim what Mathias’s ancestors had stolen. The invaders are what Asurians are mortally afraid of: the all-powerful 4th Dimensional Universe.

I was skeptical about starting book 3 in the Dimension series because I haven’t read the first two. But I’m glad I didn’t decide against it. Gods of the Gods by Abhishek is book 3 in the Dimension series that borders between mythology and science fiction. There’s a main plot where the great Odin of the Asurian planet striving to keep his grandson Mathias safe from eternal enemies, and then are several subplots that come together to complete the plot. The many dimensions that are crucial and central to the plot have been well described and written with great attention to detail. The flow of the novel is seamless despite the very many aspects being introduced to the reader, right from the settings, the horde of characters, the twists, etc.

The author has great deal of meticulous research done which is evident from the writing and dialogues which was highly engaging keeping one rooting for the next big twist. The language while being thoroughly genre-led manages to be lucid for grasping the matter and doesn’t feel taxing to the reader. The names of the characters are tad hard to remember after putting the book down but they create enough appeal to keep you going. Laden with trials and threats, dangers and discoveries, deaths and deceits, the book is a perfect package of intrigue. It is a must-read for lovers of the genre. Quite a pleasant surprise it’ll turn out to be, I promise you. Special mention to the author for the impeccable achievement with this book. I am now tempted to read the other books in this series.

Have you read ‘Gods of the Gods‘? Do share your thoughts in comments below.

P.S: I received a review copy from the author but the review remains unbiased.

Happy reading till we meet next. Until then, carpe diem!