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The Face of Apollo (Book of the Gods #1)

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Fred Saberhagen, one of the legends and luminaries in science fiction and fantasy and the bestselling author of the Berzerker Series continues to put his twist on Ancient Greek mythology with book four of his Book of the Gods heroic fantasy series, The God of the Golden Fleece.A man has come out of the sea -- brain damaged in a fight with a terrible giant -- remembering ve ...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published July 15th 1999 by Tor Books (first published 1998)
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Joseph Panno
Even though I marked it as finished, I just can't force myself to complete this book. It's really bad in ways that I'm sure other reviewers have gone over. Saberhagen seems to be a competent writer but fails to tell a fast paced interesting story with characters you care about. The concept of this story could be really engaging and interesting but endless repetitive passages that feel as if they meander along and go nowhere and barely any dialogue to round out the already weak characters ruin it ...more
V.L. Locey
A delightful, suspenseful, and thrilling fantasy novel! I loved how the author took the gods of the Greek pantheon and meshed them into a new world. The action was brisk, the descriptions wonderful, and the characters warm and appealing. A great coming-of-age story that should appeal to fans of sword and sorcery as well as lovers of Greek mythology.
Bert Edens
This was a very good book by a favorite author. It is a great look at what happens when gods and humans become one and what becomes of the human / god side of each one. Saberhagen also does a fabulous job portraying the battles between different factions, in particular those of Apollo and Hades.

Can't wait to read other books in this series.
Not as good as his books of Lost swords. It strated slow and never really got moving from there. I might try the next one in the series because I love his other stuff.
Puts a different twist on who the Greek Gods really were. I just couldn't get into it so really didn't care for it.
A very strange, new take on the ancient Greek Myths. Not an amazing book but a fairly decent one.
Mask of the sun god...interesting idea. Not sure if I own this book or not...I'll have to look.
Great stuff but I would not recommend going after the other books in the series.
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