Age of X #3 Gudernes Spil
Title: Gameboard of the Gods
Series: Age of X #3
Author: Richelle Mead
Published in English: 2013
Dansk titel: Gudernes spil
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2018
Finished Reading: May 2019
Genre: Fantasy & Science – Fiction
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.
When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.
This has been one twisted rollercoaster ride. Mae have been the character I’ve had the most issues. At first, I thought she was cool, but then she just ended up coming cold and without a personality, then in this third installment of the first book, she ended up sharing some things about her childhood and now I think I understand her more. In so many ways I’ve been disappointed by this. Firstly, I’m disappointed that the Danish publishing firm Tellerup dividing this book into three books to earn more money, rather than just keeping it as one book, which it originally is.
Second, I’m very disappointed that the author of vampire Academy wrote this shit. It pains me that she, as such a talented author wrote this. Ah well, each book took about three hours to read so in total nine hours wasted.
I wouldn’t recommend this series unless you like edgier sci-fi corporate / military games then this book might actually be for you.