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Was Zeus a Greek God or merely a space explorer?

Following his mission to bring civilization to Earth, Zeus vanished on a newly discovered planet in the system Wolf 1061. Before he left, he set up a follow-on mission to come for him 35,000 years in the future. LifeShift tells the story of how, at a small high school in the Midwestern United States, in the Earth year 195
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Paperback, 274 pages
Published June 15th 2018 by Double I Publishing
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Things can change in a moment. All it takes it that tiny second that can turn our lives upside down. This happened to Alex. See, one day, he is just this unpopular boy that goes to school, and works to earn a little something for himself. Then, in one little moment, he is about to be hit by a train. Only - a miracle happens and he remains alive. But something changed. No, EVERYTHING changed. A new girl comes to school the next morning and tell
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Jenna
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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'LifeShift' is a creative and entertaining novel revolving around a teenage boy named Alex whose life is literally shifted from normality to fantasy. I enjoyed Alex’s journey, discovering the history behind his identity at the same time as he did. He meets multiple characters called "Eternals", who are constantly reborn into different lifetimes (and regain their core memories in their late teenage years). They are even able to sacrifice themselves to die and be born again at
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Bianca
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I got this book from a Goodreads Giveaway with agreement to do a review. Review contains a summary which may have spoilers.

I also let my oldest read this because he really likes sci fi & Greek mythology. He is in high school & read through this in a few days. He really enjoyed it as well.

It started off a bit slow but once it got going it was a compelling and fairly quick read. The concept is creative and interesting. Basically the storyline is the Greek gods & goddesses were actually space expl
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Paul Brian
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LifeShift by Michael Kott draws the reader in right from the first sentence. It’s well-written and fun. Nonetheless, it can get a bit confusing to be honest with its bizarre science fiction meets Greek mythology cast of characters. I get that that is supposed to be part of the point (the protagonist Alex dealing with being plunged into an intense, bizarre, amazing and confusing new reality) but it still detracts from the enjoyableness and is why I only give this four stars. Also it is a bit much ...more
Dee DeTarsio
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
After nearly being killed in a train yard, strange things begin to happen to shy teenager Alex Monroe. He’s about to embark upon adventures beyond his wildest dreams, filled with beautiful women—Eternals—who claim he’s known them for thousands of years, from prior incarnations. In addition to a secret mission to find a missing Greek Goddess, he learns he’s also an Eternal who has been chosen to be part of the quest to rescue Zeus. (Zeus isn’t a figure from Greek mythology, he’s actually a space ...more
Anna Munger
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-books, ir-books
-Alex avoids a workplace death via runaway train caboose.
-An Eternal Goddess inserts herself in his life claiming they've known each other for eons even though Alex is 16.
-Alex keeps having flashbacks to when he was someone else in another world in another time.
-The girls he's always eyed at school are all Eternal Godesses, and he's in love. With all of them. Isn't he?
A new mixture of sci-fi and mythology, Lifeshift brings readers into a world Alex doesn't understand. He, along with the good Ete
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Timea Tokes
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love stories where the hero (or heroine) goes from being a zero to being a hero overnight. I guess we can all relate to that. When we read fiction, we want to read about ordinary people who discover that they are way more, with hidden destinies and powers.

This story didn't disappoint. The main character's transformation is believable, the way he leaves his old life behind, slowly learning about his past and his quest enjoyable. I can recommend it for those who like science fiction, but with a
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Mark Smith
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michael Kott should be applauded for his unique take on Greek mythology and the gods who live in his world. Each character is unique and three-dimensional. Kott uses just enough historical data to make characters feel real, but he doesn’t borrow the plot from mythical stories. Instead, he adds on to the epic tales to build on the ancient master’s stories. He tests the waters and begs the questions – did the gods really exist? Are the advanced humans or space aliens?
Patrick Johns
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
A high school fantasy meshed with Greek mythology. I thought the characters were well developed in this story and it was a lot of fun to read. Sometimes I thought it was a bit too much info dump, but I did enjoy the mixing of Greek mythology. If you're a lover of Greek mythology, and want to see your favorite gods in a new story, this is the book for you! ...more
Darcee Kraus
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I won this book in the goodreads giveaway! Awesome read, I am very impressed with Michael Kott's novel. ...more
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