Wednesday, December 29, 2010

For Love of War


Title: For Love of War
Author: Kiernan Kelly
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-691-0
Genre: {M/M} Fantasy
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Times have changed, much to the despair of Ares, the Greek God of War. Modern technology has replaced the skills needed to wield a sword. Hanging out in rough biker bars is Ares’ only source of entertainment until Zeus, King of the Gods, needs Dion, a fledgling God dead. Dion is not aware of his Olympian roots until he wakes up to find Ares there to kill him. However, instead of war, Ares and Dion make steamy love. The next morning, Ares soon realizes he is trapped in a web of lies that only the Fates will be able to sort out.

For Love of War is an amusing well written story. The storyline illustrates the remorse suffered by the abandoned Gods. The characters are the Gods found in Greek mythology. An honorable man, Ares chose to spend most of his time on Earth, rather than dwell in Olympus after being disillusioned by the Goddesses, as well as hopefully finding a way to regain his Earthly past glory. Ares had never experienced love before Dion; his sexual activity had always been an immediate release void of emotional ties. Making love to Dion inspired a sense of contentment and trust within Ares. Discovering Zeus’ deceit, Ares is determined to protect Dion from the murderous plots.

Dion was raised on Earth; he is polite with a good deal of common sense. Dion always considered himself as an ordinary man with an unexplained peculiarity. Even after his ancestry is revealed, Dion still retains his Earthly qualities, which endear him to the fates in addition to most of the gods. Kiernan Kelly’s For Love of War is a marvelous romance that I enjoyed enormously.

2 comments:

Kiernan_Kelly said...

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I've been wanting to write another story with the Greek pantheon, in particular with Ares, for a while. :)

Chocolate Minx said...

Great story! Zeus is such a wuss, lol I'm loving Ares and Dion.