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Storm of the Gods

(Areios Brothers #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Thirty years ago, the gods of Greek legend returned to the world. Their return restored their powers, which had been spent in a cataclysmic battle with the Titans. With the ancient deities imprisoned in Tartarus, the Olympians now reside in Néo Vasíleio, formerly known as California.

Twenty-four-year-old Derek Aerios is a war scion, a descendent of Ares, the God of War. He
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published September 2018 by Amazon Digital Services (first published August 28th 2018)
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Anastasia シ
Full Review on my blog!

I love greek mythology, so I just had to read this.
It was an interesting Urban Fantasy and I really freaking enjoyed it! The book was packed full of action.

Storm of the Gods is the first in a series featuring two brothers who happen to be descendants of Ares living in a re imagined California where the Greeks gods and goddesses now rule.

There was so much depth and intrigue with the characters that I had a hard time putting it down.  The plot is fast paced and flows smooth
Caitlin Audet
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

WOW what a rush!!! I anticipated a great story but Amy Braun quite literally blew me away. Storm of the Gods is a brilliant start to the new Areios Brothers series, where the Olympians are in power once again and in control of the land of California, now known as Néo Vasíleio. I'm a huge fan of the Greek Myths so any book with this theme I will gladly read and this one in particular was quite unique and I craved every word from start to finish.
Fangs for the Fantasy
The Greek Gods returned 30 years ago after centuries of dormancy after they were drained in the big battle against the Titans. They have set up their new land in California.

Derek is a scion of Ares, carrying the legacy of his powerful war god sire, along with his brother follow their role to capture and defeat dangerous monsters. And capture over rogue scions

Including the heir to the mysteriously missing Athena and four other powerful Scions. But as he gets closer he realises things are far from
Judy Lesley
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, fantasy
In this fantasy novel the Greek gods re-emerged from their sleep thirty years ago and took over the state of California. The area has been divided into fourteen parts, each ruled by a different god. Our two young male leads, brothers, have lived their entire lives under the rule of the gods, specifically as scions of Ares the Olympian god of war. Derek and Liam have inherited magical powers from their Ares lineage so are employed as Warriors for him. Derek has the magical element of fire and a b ...more
The Blonde Bookworm
I've been a huge fan of Braun's work for a while now, so when I heard she had a new novel coming out I was extremely excited! Plus, I'm a huge fan of novels about Greek Gods and heroes, so this sounded like a win/win. I started the novel early one morning and it was all I could think about throughout the day. It was fast paced, action packed and full of engaging characters. I was immediately invested in the Aerios duo and I couldn't put this novel down!

Braun does such a fantastic job with the w
Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on behalf of,
This is an action packed start to a new urban fantasy Series. I will say quickly this an adult series, as some of the situations and violence is quite extreme, but totally in proportion when dealing The Olympians, especially Ares who happen to be Derek and Liam’s boss. As they have his diluted bloodline It entitles him to treat them worse them slaves.
I loved the brothers Derek and Liam and how they stick together. Derek is very protective of those he
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was interested in reading Storm of the Gods for two reasons. First, the world building sounded amazing, and I love fantasy novels that bring gods into the mix.  Second, I’d read Amy Braun’s excerpts on the Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop, and always enjoyed the exciting and energetic pace of her action scenes. (Okay, I guess that’s three reasons: world building, gods, action!)The book did not disappoint in any of those areas.  This urban fantasy is set in a contemporary California that has b ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars

I’m giving this story 5 stars because it was well written. My only problem was correlating the Greek Olympians with modern days. I kept getting distracted and losing my concentration. One must picture Ares, Zeus, Athena, etc. in business suits driving cars and carrying cell phones. A bit of a stretch for me.

Anyway, the story revolves around two brothers who are descended from Ares. As such they are soldiers in his army. It seems that the Greek Gods were asleep for hundreds of years
Eva Millien
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This new urban fantasy series is off to a great start with a host of strong, complex characters that easily fascinate readers from the very beginning. The brothers, Derek and Liam are intriguing, full of life and courageous males that blow readers away with their determination and ingenuity throughout the story. Derek is the older brother and the story seems focusing on him so far, but it obvious that Liam plays a strong part in every decision that Derek makes, so they make a great team and read ...more
Adam Ross
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wild ride with plenty of mythical twists and turns. If you are a fan of Pierce Brown's Red Rising series you'll love Storm of the Gods. So action-packed and great characters. I love how author Amy Braun has brought the Greek Gods back to life and into our modern times.

We meet Derek and Liam - the aforementioned Areios brothers - and right off the bat they are in trouble. In a riveting action scene they are instantly up against almost more than they can handle. Both brothers are War Scions, pow
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven’t read anything by this author before, so I’m new to her writing. First off, let me say that she is an excellent writer. I found most of the characters fun and interesting, and the plot was unique and full of action. California ruled by Greek gods? Yes, please! I do admit to some confusion at the beginning of the book because there were all kinds of different types of gods/elements/scions/etc., but once I got used to all the information or at least knew enough to ignore the ones I didn’t ...more
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
2.5 stars

I wanted to like this story a lot more than I did. What's worse is that it has so many things that were pretty awesome, but they still just weren't enough. I loved the idea of the Gods coming back after so long a sleep and how they have descendents who are stronger and possess magic. The gods we meet are pretty cool with believably great personalities. Even Ares with his violent ways and torturous methods. Despite all the fighting and the action, somehow I still managed to be bored. And
Sarai Henderson
Its been a while since I've been pulled into a story like this. There was so much depth and intrigue with the characters that I had a hard time putting it down. It was an interesting story line with the Greek gods taking over California. The one thing that I would say was a little distracting was the use of telling instead of showing. The story was good enough though, to look past this. Still, four stars for Amy Braun.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Edwin Rydberg
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Welcome to modern day California! Only, this isn’t the California you know. Thirty years ago the Greek Gods reawakened from their two thousand year hibernation after battling the Titans… and they didn’t like that the humans had all but forgotten them, turning them into stories for children. So they each seized control a region of California, their own districts to govern as they saw fit.

Derek Aerios and his blood-bonded brother Liam are scions of Ares, the God of War. They have never known a wor
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.

30 years ago, the Greek gods re-emerged into the modern world from their enforced sleep. Since then, scions, direct descendants of those gods, have been doing their bidding and keeping the human population safe from the mythical beats of old. Derek and his 18 year old brother Liam, are war scions, doing the bidding of Ares, the god of war. Ares orders Derek to find and kill four rogue scions, by threatening Liam and Der
J Aislynn d'Merricksson
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Storm of the Gods by Amy Braun is first in the Areios Brothers urban fantasy series. Set in a world where the Greek gods have returned, and taken over the state of California as their new base, we jump right into the action as Derek and Liam are attacked while transporting a captured dracaena back to their headquarters. The brothers are war scions, beholden to Ares, the war God. They end up stumbling upon a plot to find the Shares of Cronus, and the Trinity weapons. Ares charges them with captur ...more
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, netgalley
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

Storm of the Gods is the first in a series featuring two brothers who happen to be descendants of Ares living in a re imagined California where the Greeks gods and goddesses now rule. The brothers are ordered (and manipulated) by Ares to take out a gang of rogues loyal to Athena, a goddess who has disappeared and her fellow gods and goddesses are a bit upset with. Little do they know that get tangled in these rogues will lead th
Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews
So this is a first for me from this author. And I have to say that I don't read much Young Adult or Fantasy of any kind often. But I had been slagging in the reading department lately and thought maybe I had just been reading too many of the same type of books recently so I wanted to go for a change of pace. And thought that maybe reading something different would help out. I also thought that this book sounded interesting.

I have to say that the beginning of this book was a bit confusing and of
Diane Burton
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you grew up reading Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, watched your kids/grandkids enjoy reading modern stories based on Greek mythology, or (as I did) read it yourself, Amy Braun's new series is a great transition to an adult view of those gods.

Derek Aerios could've gone to Camp Half-Blood with Percy, Annabeth, and Grover. Now, he's an adult. Percy's adventures are child's play compared to the crises he and his brother Liam are forced into.

This story is fast-paced, fight scenes so well d
Jan 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Greek Gods in the Modern Day

I liked the book. It was pretty interesting to see how the gods would react to the modern world. There are a couple of weird things, like why these servants of gods have morals that are at odds with those they worship.

The main character, Derek Areios, is a bit of a Mary Sue. It's not necessarily bad but he's "special". Another thing I didn't like how much of a wuss the one gay guy was. I mean, seriously, is that sort of trope still in the minds of people? It's obviou
Alicia Herrington
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Librarian: There's a lot of urban fantasy on the market. A lot. And most of it follows the same basic patterns. This one does, and doesn't. It has some of the basic elements, (hero who believes himself to be evil, vaguely sinister "good" organization), but in more ways it doesn't fit the stereotypes. in my opinion that makes it just novel enough to warrant a spot on library shelves. I also think that there are plenty of readers who will enjoy this one (and its sequel, expect my review tonight) i ...more
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting Urban Fantasy and I really freaking enjoyed it!
The book was packed full of action.
The twists and turns kept me on my toes and the book rarely went in the direction I expected (I only guessed correctly once!).

It was written from the pov of a male protagonist which is something that I don't very read much in my UF and thought was pretty cool.

Derek, and his brother Liam, are War Scions, descended from Ares.
Despite their war-mongering progenitor and fiery tempers, both Derek
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Derek Aerios a descendant of Ares the God of War is a war scion. Ares gives Derek orders to hunt four scions that are under Athena's command he refuses until he threatens his little brother Liam’s life. Derek made himself two promises: one of those promises is to protect his little brother and the other one is to never kill a human again. With Ares’s threat against his brother Derek has no choice but to hunt down the scion and do as he ask.

Storm of the Gods is packed with action with never a du
Whitney McGruder
I thoroughly enjoyed the Greek mythology and dystopian mashup, and I don't even think I can say I'm a fan of dystopian fiction. Braun has this way of creating the most awful futures imaginable but always provides her readers with the spark of hope they need to believe that something can be done about all the gloom and doom. For example, Derek knows full well that he can't go up against the actual Greek gods because he's a mortal and they aren't. However, as the story progresses, you see that the ...more
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will start off by saying that I am not the reader for this book. There are readers out there who would happily give this book 5 stars. If you are a reader who likes breezy reads that don't take a lot of investment, this is the book for you.

What this book has going for it:
•An interesting premise
•Well written action sequences
•Minority inclusion in minor characters

What this book has going against it:
•Underdefined lead characters
•An almost romantic relationship between the brothers
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very well written storyline that pulled me right in from the very beginning and the characters are so well developed that I was totally enthralled until the very end!

Sihle Sindane
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book I like how he made a vow and sort of had to think it
Emily W.
**I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**


Before Thoughts:
I haven't read books pertaining to Greek Mythology in a while so I thought I should request the book from Netgalley.

I don't know if I'll enjoy the 2 brothers in the story but I want to try and read at least five chapters to see how I feel about the book.

Because even though Greek Mythology related stories are interesting, they also tend to be hit or miss for me. And if they happen to be a miss I will either put t
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the opportunity to read this book! Welcome to the world after the old Greek Gods have returned. They rule over different districts and there own descendents live there. Meet Derek and his brother Leam - Ares's descendents. They are Warriors and work under the direct command of Ares himself. They must obey him or they will be punished. But will they? How about a prophesy for the end of the world and a mad person trying to resurrect Cronos? I really enjoy ...more
Viktória Tóth
I received a copy of this book in exchange of a honest review.

I loved the world building and the fact that finally someone used greek mythology for a book other than YA fantasy. Really the world building was my favorite thing. It interesting, exciting and pretty damn unique if sou ask me,
Still I had a harder time getting into the story, for one because the formatting of the book as a bit to crowded for my taste. Then tehre is the fact that reading form the male POV is not my favorite thing and
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