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Petty Like A God

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Meet Noc, the reluctant son of the Grim Reaper. He and Father Time’s kid, Turney, are usually drunk. It’s one of the best ways to handle being a godling. The rest of the crew are here tonight as well. Too bad one of them is about to be murdered. Follow them from death and betrayal, to love and friendship, spiraling all the way up to a cosmic conspiracy. Join the godlings a ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 302 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by CreateSpace (first published June 25th 2008)
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colleen the convivial curmudgeon
I received a free copy of this via PDF from the author.


I really like the idea of this book: there are gods of certain domains, like Death, Chaos, Earth, Time, etc (sort of like the Endless, but there're more of them), and each of these gods has a godling - a son or daughter who gets to hang out as a human for several hundred years while also learning how to use their powers to prepare for some day taking over the mantle of god.

I liked the characters and how they were written - they generally
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Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)
The story centres around Noc, the son (Godling) of Death & his group of friends all of which happen to be fellow Godlings (children of Gods). There is Turney (Saturn the 7th) the son of Father Time, Emma the daughter of Mother Nature, Sophie the daughter of The Sandman (dreams) and Evie the daughter of Satan. Evie is the newest to the group & with them all for the first time when a fellow Godling is murdered in a bar.

This causes problems, because only a Godling’s parent or a fellow Godli
C.L. Stegall
Nov 29, 2010 C.L. Stegall rated it really liked it
Okay, so the premise and the characters in this novel kind of blew me away. The only detraction was the editing (of which I have already spoken with the author) was terribly distracting, tearing me from the story on occasion.

But, let's put that aside for the moment. let's talk about what Mr. Steele has begun here.

Steele takes the God-level Pantheon (Love, Evil, Fate, Death, etc.) and introduces a new take on the heirs to those magnanimous thrones. The son of Death and the daughter of Evil a
Jeff Jessie
Jan 02, 2011 Jeff Jessie rated it it was amazing
Totally amazing piece of work. The characters in this book made me realize the flaws I have in my own writing. Very creative and just amazing. I cannot wait to read more from this author. Definitely going to be passing this one around with friends and already in the process of ordering the next piece from this author.
Brian Steele
Dec 30, 2009 Brian Steele added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This was the first book I wrote, one that took me 5 years to finish. Granted, I spend much of that time sidetracked on short stories, but I also believe it helped. It allowed the tale and the characters to fully take hold in my mind. It still remains the release I'm most proud of...
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Brian Fatah Steele has been writing various types of dark fiction for over ten years, from horror to urban fantasy and science fiction. Growing up hooked on comic books and monster movies, his work gravitates towards anything imaginative and dynamic. Steele originally went to school for fine arts but finds himself far more fulfilled now by storytelling.

His work has appeared in such places as 4POC
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“Noc knew that his girlfriend was better as he got to the door of Kay’s living room. This he could tell by the sound of her screaming at Turney for some infraction on the Son of Time’s part. He opened it to see her soaking wet, cornering Turney by the stereo and holding a ball of Hellfire. Noc burst out laughing at the normalcy of the whole thing.” 3 likes
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