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Age of the Ashers

(Petros Chronicles #1)

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One power. One prophecy. One chance to change the world.


Petros is a well-oiled machine of an empire that has been overrun by evil. Every individual’s life is mapped out precisely, from the day of their birth until their much-anticipated Coronation at age seventy-five, when they each become ruler of their own personal paradise. 

Eighteen-year-old Chloe Zacharias is conte

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Kindle Edition, 410 pages
Published August 6th 2017 by Red Slippers Press
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Belinda
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4,25 stars - free Kindle Ebook - I have dyslexia - Nice young adult novel about an old acient greek world. The Ilias world comes to live. 🌹❤️🌹
Faith Rivens
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Moment of honesty - I am a sucker for anything Greek mythology. It's a go-to of mine, that draws me in and refuses to let go,so when Diana offered me a free copy, I was eager to jump on the opportunity, and I am very glad that I did!

This is a multi-layered story that sees one girl's life thrown upside down when she the gods come after her for the power she possesses.

A thrilling narrative with lots of twists and a basis in Greek
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Julia Blake
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating and well-written novel, the plot is tightly paced and keeps the reader turning pages. The concept of the Greek civilisation continuing until modern times, is both sophisticated and intriguing. The characters are believable and very three dimensional, in that, as in real life, good people do bad things, and supposed bad people do good things. It is especially impressive, how the author handles the jumps between times and locations, never once leaving the reader confused.
iamnotabookworm
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this in June but was unable to write a review right away in time for the launch of this book. I was in another city trying to find some luck and hopefully build a life there. As it turned out, it was not yet time but I will go back and try again. Now, I am back in my home turf and comfort zone. The next dilemma is to find what to do next.

I love mythology! I also enjoy any forms or variations of retellings of any mythological stories. So, I was so thrilled when the author sent me a message
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Michael Chrobak
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Age of the Ashers is one of those books that make me hate the 5-star system of rating books. It is much better than a 4-star book, but doesn't have that 'ageless' feel to it (like books by Dickens, Austen, Tokien, etc have) that I look for when considering to give a book a full 5-star review. Still, this was a fantastic read, with well crafted characters, plenty of intrigue, action, and a bit of super-powers, too!
​Though this is the first book in the series, I have since discovered that there is
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Abigail Shepherd
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I don't really know where to start with this review, except to say that I loved it. It's one of those rare books where my tea grew cold, dinner boiled over and dirty dishes piled up in the sink until I'd finished reading it.

The core concept is familiar, though none the worse for that. A seemingly normal teen discovers she has special powers and is the only one who can change the course of history. But the setting really is unique- a fantasy land in which all the Ancient Greek myths, creatures
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The Magic of Books Blog
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Age of Ashers by Diana Tyler

4 stars
Reviewed by Amanda Gibson

Interesting take on mythology-fantasy. Well-written, but started off a little slow for me. Overall, it’s a decent read-especially if you’re looking for something a little different.

The Magic of Books Reviewer Amanda Gibson
Jessica Fisette
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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My Summary: Chloe is an Asher, a powerful being that receives a special ability on the day she turns eighteen. However, she lives in a society that is dominated by fear—one that is ruled by a cruel and evil religious group that follows the Greek gods. Everything revolves around pushing Greek mythology as the truth and enforcing the idea that the citizens are to obey without question and to report anything or anyone out of the ordinary. But what if there is more to the story? What if this dystopi ...more
Katie
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Age of the Ashers follows twins Chloe and Damien alongside Ethan and otherworldly Orpheus in a wonderful blend of Greek mythology and dystopia that I never thought could exist.

This is one of those books that's worth the wait; it's slow to begin with, and Chloe starts off agonisingly gullible and naive, but it is 100% worth what's to come. All of the characters develop in their own separate arcs throughout the story, and the narrative isn't at all confusing in distinguishing between them. Every c
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C.M. Martens
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
What I most loved about this book was that the main character wasn't main. There were multiple personalities, all well crafted in their imperfections, as well as petty gods who strove for attention even as they continued to be side-swiped by what they couldn't have prepared for. While Chloe takes the majority of the pages in Age of the Ashers, she's by no means the only one worth paying attention to. I was eager to learn more about both Damien and Ethan, as well as to find out more about the anc ...more
J.M. Clinton
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I received this book as free copy in exchange for an honest review.

An interesting concept on Greek mythology. I have to give the book a 4.5 star rating as there were one or two minor little things that drew away from the storyline a bit. The first is that there were a few grammatical errors in the book such as quotation marks for speech. There were also spacing in between letters in words. I wasn’t sure if that was due to formatting or if i
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Lillian
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Age of the Ashers is a fantasy novel, set in Petros, where no one asks questions, and everyone is required to report strange sightings to the Fantasmata. Chloe and Damian are twins who have lost their parents and now live with their indifferent aunt and uncle. When they celebrate their 18th birthday, that’s when the strange things start happening. Chloe has felt alone and unworthy since her parents’ deaths, and uses food as her comfort. But then Ethan Ross gives her a free pass to the expensive ...more
Darlene
Oct 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an ebook copy of Diana Anderson-Tyler's book Age of Asher's in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book in the Petros Chronicles. A series that blends Greek Myths, fantasy and Alternative history creating an interesting Young Adult adventure. The main character, Chloe, thinks she's just an ordinary girl but on her 18th birthday she develops her Asher talent, time travel. As it turns out she is not ordinary at all but a prophesied vassal and thus threat to the entire Petro ...more
Andrea Stewart
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall this was a good read. I gave it 4/5 stars because it does start out slow and does some character jumping so I got confused a bit. Once it really delved into the story of Chloe I got more interested and sucked in. I do feel like once the story got really good, it was almost the end of the book.
I enjoyed the storyline that included old Gods, magical powers, and a society where the government is corrupt and mysterious. I did have to do some research to familiarize myself with the mythologic
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Velvet
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I was pleasantly surprised by Anderson-Tyler's Age of the Ashers. This is definitely a young adult novel but it has the intriguing premise of a world where several of the Greek Gods are the present manipulators behind a modern, yet carefully controlled, civilization. Is this an alternate Earth or an entirely different planet? It's up to the reader to decide.

And the Ashers? They're a family with special gifts, handed down through the ages, prophesied to end the rule of the three Greek gods curre
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Lorna
Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it
The begging of the book was very confusing, I did not get into it until well into the middle of the book. I usually read Paranormal or Suspense books and this just was not my cup of tea. I did have to finish to find out what ended up happening to the protagonist and will probably read the 2nd book in the series just because I am one that NEEDS to know what goes on with the characters...
After the first couple of chapters this book seemed to be more executed in the myology department. It was a cle
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Amanda Gibson
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting

Interesting take on mythology-fantasy. Well-written, but started off a little slow for me. Overall, it’s a decent read-especially if you’re looking for something a little different
Lisa Eiff
Great book with mythological theme

Get ready for adventure with this book. Meet the twin orphans and journey to hell in this first volume of The Petros Chronicles. If you are a fan of fantasy and mythology, you will not be disappointed.
Laura Sexton
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Diana has such a great voice. I was left on the edge of my seat chapter after chapter. I can't wait to read the next book (comes out Feb. 22).
Chandra Fry
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Superbly written!

This book was well written, with amazing in-depth characters and an awesome storyline! A great blend of fantasy and mythology. Definitely a must read!
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