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Damian's Oracle

(War of Gods #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  3,135 ratings  ·  200 reviews
Inspired by Slavic mythology, Damien’s Oracle is the entree into the ongoing battle between good and evil over the fate of humanity. The White God, Damian, and his Guardians protect the world from the Black God and his monsters while rescuing Naturals – humans with extraordinary paranormal gifts - from the Black God, who would kill or convert them.

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ebook, 129 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Smashwords
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Jul 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
I honestly believe this book is better suited for young adult audiences that want a quick Urban Fantasy read. I got a free copy off of Amazon and decided to give it a try after reading some of the reviews, and besides a few typos here and there, it managed to hold my attention. What absolutely destroyed the book for me was how the author referenced Twilight within the first chapter. The cherry on top of the cake was how a god-like man (who has been around since the dawn of time I might add) says ...more
J.L. Murray
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
I was torn by this book. As an indie writer myself, I understand how hard it is to make it on your own. And there was such a story in this book, but it was wedged underneath cliches, grammar errors, and constant talk of rippling biceps. But looking past that, I could see the core of the story shining through. If only Ford could write a little longer to buff up those edges, she could have a winner.

I didn't like all the exclamation points or head-hopping, but I'm going to stick with it. I think Li
Kate's Corner
This book was great to read. The story of the book is based on Slavic Mythology which is different so far to what else is out there. Sofia has some health problems and well she is suffering and doesn't understand what is happening to her. She comes in between the White God and the Black God there always needs to be a balance which in this story is not happening. I know that this is a big issue with some readers about typos and grammar but in all honesty I don't care as the content of the book ma ...more
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I am having thoughts about this book. Many, many thoughts. The first one being that Lizzy Ford has some real talent. She's creating worlds (not just in this book but with all her stories I've read) that make me want to climb inside and wallow in them. They're dark and painful and yet there's this core of hope running through that speaks to me.

The second thought I'm having is that although I'm classifying this as a paranormal romance, it's fairly light on the romance. Sofia spends a lot of her ti
Sep 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to get used to how the story was written. I have no idea why, but I had to keep rereading to figure out what was happening, until maybe about the second chapter. I was probably distracted when reading.
The novel's basically about Sophi, a normal human living a normal life until her 28th birthday when she begins to transform into her new powers. She becomes an Oracle and tips the balance of the war between Dark and Light forces.
Damien is the God leading the forces of good, prot
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-book-1
Story Rating 3 Stars
Character Rating 3 Stars
Romance Rating 1 Stars
Heat Level 0 Stars
Overall Rating 2 Stars


Meh, I just didn't like this one. Maybe I was expecting too much because I loved 'Zoey Rogue'...but this was just blahhhhhhhhh


And to be honest...

So....two star review for you!
Tia Bach
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Finally, a heroine with a special gift who shows strength and perseverance before coming into her own. Although I enjoyed the Twilight series, my biggest complaint was with Bella’s transformation in Breaking Dawn. It was too easy. Not so for Sofia, the main character in Lizzy Ford’s Damian’s Oracle, the first in the War of Gods series.

Sofia has to overcome a grueling physical transformation to embrace her destiny as the Oracle to the gods. We see her struggle and dig in her heels, determined to
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t expecting much when I started reading this book but this book went way beyond my expectations and had me hooked before I knew what was happening. What a fabulous story. I was so intrigued with the whole plot and cast of characters. This book was like a delectable meal. The beginning was an appetizer that gets the reader ready for what’s to come. The middle is the mouth watering entre and the ending is the delicious dessert.

The writing just flows from page to page. Lizzie Ford has a sty
Dec 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook
I loved this book. At first I found myself a little confused, but throughout the book everything fell into place and the confusion only lasted through the first chapter (just getting familiarized with everything). The characters in this book had me laughing out loud and smiling throughout the whole book, and this story had me hooked! (Read it in two days) It has a different storyline about Gods and wars, and is full of suspense and betrayal. This is a book I would recommend, it's fast paced, ent ...more
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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So I successfully read my first Lizzy Ford book, and enjoyed it so much that I am currently reading book 2 in the War of Gods series, Damian’s Assassin. Review will be soon to follow. I have to admit that it took me a couple of chapters to get into the story. It wasn’t that I disliked the story. My problem was that there was so much information and so many characters introduced that
David A.
May 25, 2011 rated it liked it
An interesting story line with numerous nuances and characters, Damian’s Oracle by Lizzy Ford is not what one might call classic good vs. evil, even though that is its basic theme. In some ways it is much more than that, especially in terms of human impact.

The Good God, Damian vs. The Evil God, Czerno and their teams are at war for the fate of humanity. Czerno would be the evil tyrant who uses and abuses humanity for his pleasure, were it not for Damian’s endless efforts to stop him. The conflic
Original review posted at Books Are Magic.

*** This book was provided by WLC for review purposes ***

Damian's Oracle was one of the books I enjoyed, but can't rate more. The story was vague in some places..I felt distracted from the book at those times.

A story about the war between the White God, Damian and the Black God, Czerno, where one human girl, Sofia, gets dragged into. Sofia has powers to read anyone's soul with a single touch - well, in short, Oracle. The Gods fight about who gets the gir
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
This is a wonderful story, written with passion, pace and strength of character. This is a book with attitude and I loved it. The relationship between Damian and Sofia was very well-written and I loved the fact that she stood her ground and wasn't afraid to admit to her mistakes. The others in this book are all well rounded and I can't wait to read their stories too. Some gripping moments and some lol moments too. I would describe this book as funny with flair and would put it on a par with JR W ...more
Nancy Steinle gummel
Damian's Oracle was a very satisfying read. It started out ordinary enough and gradually built up to the supernatural element. Sofia was a normal everyday human, that happened to have headaches and a sensitivity to light. Doctors couldn't diagnose her symptoms. Then she meets the black God and runs into the arms of a Guardian who take her to meet the white God. Through a very tense and confusing time she begins to believe in herself and Damian falling in love with him along the way. This is a fi ...more
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies
4.5 This was great!! I am officially hooked! This was fast paced and so darn interesting. I loved the world building. FYI there is no sex for those of you who hope that there is. There is a moment of leading to it and then fade to the next morning. But you bet I will be reading this whole series!
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lizzy-ford
Sofia has no idea why she is having headaches and can't handle the sun. Upon meeting Damian she learns the truth. However, she is unsure how to deal with the truth or why she has feelings for Damian. The entire book is one that will have you going for the next one.
Jami Brumfield
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pretty awesome book one in a series. I enjoyed the story and the characters. If you enjoy paranormal romances mixed in with god mythologies you will like this story.
An original twist to mythological/ paranormal/ romance.
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting read. I wasnt sure what to expect but it sounded good. I cant help but adding a couple spoilers in here....only way to get my point across in my review. Sometimes it happens that way.

I enjoyed it and I know there are more books out there and I intend to read those as well because I am intrigued enough to continue. This isn't classic PNR but has some Urban Fantasy bits to it too. There's no sexy times which is a little disappointing. There's talk of it and he carries her
Heather andrews
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Where to start, how about with Damian who is cocky, and thinks really highly of himself. "Damian Bylun stared at the phone. It was a cold day in Hell when someone dared hang up on the White God, the defender of mankind, the Tamer of Evil. Or, in the words of his closest friends, the BS Master of the Universe." See I told you he was a cocky little shit! There were times I loved Damian, especially the scenes where we see the softer side of him with Sofia, other times I wanted to strangle him, and ...more
Alicia Huxtable
Enjoyable Enough

While I enjoyed this story, it didn't have the pull that I like to feel. I didn't find myself wondering about the characters when I want reading. The characters are great, the story was good but this Oracle felt the same as so many others
This is the first book of a series you don't want to miss. The War of Gods series has a paranormal angle that is intriguing. The gods are beings as old as time and are here on Earth in an eternal battle that neither can win. The White God is Damian and the Black God is Czerno. One is the good guy trying to save humanity while the other is a nasty piece of work. You can guess which one by the color assignment. It's the only simple thing about this plot.

What I loved...the complexity of characters
Snarktastic Sonja
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
I read this one in a series of paranormal romances that people seemed to have recommended to me . . . which is interesting - I don't really care for that much romance in my reading. But, the fact that I seemed to read so many back to back did not help me to love ANY of them and did cause enough eye rolling that I think I can actually now see out of the back of my head.

Interesting things in this one include the mythology. It isn't about shifters and vampires - though there is definite blood bind
Feb 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
I actually give it 4 and a half stars.

I dont want to give a review of the content because the summary of the story tells it all. Instead, I want to focus on the author herself. In a nut shell, I cant wait for the next book! I was wary because this was a free book but I looked at the other reviews and saw that just about every one that read it gave it 5 stars. I had to see what all the fuss was about. I am SO glad that I did! Lizzy ford, get a new editor because I think that you have a long futur
Courtney Robichaux
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love the characters the most! Lizzy Ford has an amazing way of making them all seem 3 dimensional. Even the minor characters like Linda are wonderfully written. The relationship between Damian, Dustin, and Jule is so great that they're like brothers. Sophia had her weak moments in the beginning but I would too if touching someone let me see all that they had done and how they would die. That's why many Oracles before her had gone crazy. She battles through it though and shows strength, bravery ...more
Sofia Wren
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
I give Damian's Oracle 4 stars. I thought the world was complex enough to be interesting but well explained enough to understand. The character Sofia is smart, and perhaps a bit more moody than average, but she is undergoing drastic changes. Damian is super hot. I will admit one reason this is a four for me is because I am not afraid to admit I love a juicy sex scene! Won't find that here though there is a great deal of tension and build up that may satisfy others. The book is very suspenseful, ...more
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I was pleasently surprised when I sat down to read Damian's Oracle and I didn't want to put it down. I just love it when I read a book by a "new to me" author and I discover a hidden gem that I want to share with the world! Damian's Oracle is the first book the War of Gods trilogy and it is most definitely a hidden gem! :)
The characters are interesting and well developed! I just loved them all, through their many moods and quirks ;)
The plot was exciting, dramatic and fast paced. The romance was
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy molly guacamole! The story is simple and typical (one group protecting mankind and the other causing havoc), but it was spectacular and entertaining. It’s a very fast paced read, and a good start to a new series. The story evolved mainly on Damian (a White God) and Sofia (an Oracle), but there were supporting stories as well that were essential in building up the entire series. Czerno was the Black God and villain in this story. He led a legion of vampires whose goal was to eradicate humani ...more
N. Kuhn
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wow, ya, paranormal
This was a great read. Not one did I feel a lull or boredom. The story line flows so well. Sofia is a stronger woman than she thinks. Damian is just amazing sexy, and not as hardcore as he would like to think. The dynamic between these two gives us a phenomenal story. I hope the author plans to write more of these, I would love to see more of Sofia and Damian's story. Every character in this book was well developed and easy to like. This is definitely a refreshing paranormal plot that is not wha ...more
Apart from the consistency/grammatical errors in the version I read, this was a brilliant book. I couldn't put it down. I shall definitely be reading the next one in the trilogy.

It had everything, gods, vampires, action, romance, teleportation. One thing I did find strange though was the use of mobile phones, espcially when the main characters can communicate telepathically! The book was fast paced and kept me interested to find out what was going to happen next, although I did guess part of the
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