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Storm of the Gods

(Areios Brothers #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  23 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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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.
Judy Lesley
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, series
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
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
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
Adam Lottes
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
Penny Noble
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
Wednesday Stanley
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, fantasy
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
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
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!

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
Diane Lynch
rated it it was amazing
Aug 28, 2018
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fast paced book. The Olympian Gods have returned and taken over California, but they want more & are trying to retrieve objects of power. Derek and Liam, two of Ares scions get caught up in the battle. It does get confusing with each god having their own different scions & abilities but toward the end it doesn't matter so much. #StormOfTheGods #NetGalley
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Bobbie Kirkland
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of Storm of the Gods an Arieos Brother Novel by A.R. Braun in exchange for an honest review. The Greek gods have come back, and it’s not a good thing; the gods treat humans as disposable toys. This story is told from the viewpoint of Derek Arios. Derek is an employ and a descendant of Ares, god of war. Derek has spent his entire traumatic life protecting his younger brother Liam, and Ares has no compunction about using Liam against Derek. When Derek learns of a conspiracy ...more
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I cannot get into this book at all. I am currently 75% of the way through the book and I don't have the motivation to finish it.

The premise of the book sounded great but the main characters are just not clicking with me. Derek annoys me and Liam seems like he was added as an afterthought; he could be a better character if he had more personality.

I am going to try to finish the book because I hate leaving books unfinished and hopefully the last few chapters will get better.
Viktória Tóth
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Nicky Skene
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A story of Gods, mortals and monsters! It took me a while to get into the story with all the different characters and magic however once I had gotten used to the writing style I quickly became a fan. The Areios brothers - Derek and Liam - I found to be a refreshing duo with an unbreakable bond. Derek and Liam were sent out on a task by their God Ares to areest and question rouge scions who soon become their allies in an even greater mission to save not only humanity but the Gods themselves. The ...more
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