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Age of Heroes (Pantheon #8)

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The demigods of Ancient Greek myth are alive and well and ready for war.

Except the demigods of Ancient Greek myth are alive and, well… dying.

Heracles, Perseus, Theseus, Orpheus, Achilles, Hippolyta, Aeneas, King Minos, Helen of Troy – for centuries they have survived on Earth, doing their best to fit in among ordinary humans.  The offspring of liaisons between god and mort
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Paperback, 380 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by Solaris (first published September 8th 2016)
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Daniel Park
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Having read all of Lovegrove's previous works in the Pantheon series I began to worry that he had ran out of tales of this nature. After discovering that he had another coming out I was somewhat disappointed to find out that it was not about a brand new pantheon of gods, but about a bunch of Greek demigods. My fears being that this would not live up to his previous books.

After being given an ARC courtesy of the kind people at NetGalley I was pleased to find out that Lovegrove had proved me wron
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Nigel
Jun 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
A rather depressing read. I set out with high expectations of a new book in the ‘Age of …’ series by Mr Lovegrove hoping that it would reach the level of Age of Odin or the Redlaw series. This unfortunately was simply not the case. It feels that most of the Lovegrove catalogue I have read recently have been something of a let-down and age of heroes is no exception. I struggled through the first 1/3 of the book but could manage no more.
There is almost no tension or excitement and very little pl
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Christoph Weber
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Lovegrove macht viele Fehler:
Grammatikfehler nicht ausgebessert.
Keine Ahnung von vielem wovon er schreibt.
Lässt seine politische Einstellung in Beleidigungen und schlechten Witzen durchklingen.

Bitte leistet euch Korrekturleser.
Eine Glock hat keinen Sicherungshebel; ein Magazinwechsel geht zehnmal rascher als ein Messer zu ziehen! Beschäftigt euch mit der Materie oder lasst es bleiben. Recherche gehört sich nicht nur bei Journalisten.
Jaja, eh super liberal und progressiv. Gehts auch ohne Beleidig
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William Stafford
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The demi-gods of ancient Greece are still among us, living incognito - trouble is, someone has hired a team of mercenaries to track them down and kill them. It falls to Theo (formerly, Theseus) to track down the killers' mysterious employer before all his friends from the Old Days are gone. This is a fast-action thriller that blends mythology with present-day tropes. The action sequences are well executed (as are some of the demi-gods!) and there is some funny banter between the immortals. Loveg ...more
David
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great read, my first by this Author. Fast paced, great characters and a really great storyline, intense rivalries, awfully bad Baddies, the Greek Demi-God's are just as vain and childish as us Mortals. I romped through this book and will be getting the other book's written by this Author. Fab
Marcus D. Nelson
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable

I was surprised at the twist end and loved how I had to guess at the heroes' true names. Wonderful
Richard Willsea
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
A friend cleaned out his shelves, and i got this among others. its not my Genre, but an ok read.
D. Messing
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***** I received this ARC for free from Netgalley in return for an honest review *****

I accidentally requested this book, and it sat in my TBR pile for a long time until I decided to clean it out. Boy am I glad that I was granted access to it! Other than some issues with spelling, spacing, and font in the beginning of sentences there wasn't a single thing I didn't like about this novel! I really loved how it brought the mythical heroes of old into the modern day in a seamless manner. It was beau
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Allison
Aug 10, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a fun book. I haven't read any of his other books so I went into this with a fresh, open mind. I enjoyed the storyline and the action scenes. It's a bit of a "who done it" that keeps you guessing and it kept me entertained. There isn't a lot of depth to the story or characters and I'm not sure I would go in search of another in the series to read but it was well written and enjoyable enough.
Tomek
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't think it could be better than The Age of Zeus or The Age of Odin, but alas, I was wrong. Great return to form by James Lovegrove. I really enjoyed the way different demigods were true to their roots in the modern world, their characterization was spot on! (Shame about Iron Dan though, was hoping for more from him!).

Highly recommended.
Janice
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fiction
I always forget which shelves I put these on... At any rate, another awesome entry in the series. I always look forward to a new one. Lovegrove has quickly become one of my favorite authors. There are demi-gods among us! Way cool.
Amalia Dillin
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: got-it
4 stars for Theseus's characterization and the entertainment of playing the "which demigod is this" game from the clues embedded in the chapters before it was ultimately revealed, but MOSTLY for Theseus because MY HERO. Heracles was pretty great, too, and Hippolyta was BAMF.

Kendra
Love this series, and really enjoyed the twist at the end!
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Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i love this series and i think so far this is the best.... great take on ancient myths and fun to think about them still living among us today
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James Lovegrove is the author of several acclaimed novels and books for children.

James was born on Christmas Eve 1965 and, having dabbled in writing at school, first took to it seriously while at university. A short story of his won a college competition. The prize was £15, and it had cost £18 to get the story professionally typed. This taught him a hard but necessary lesson in the harsh economic
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