The Helm of Darkness
by A.P. Mobley
My rating: 5 stars
Series: War on the Gods - Book 1
Publisher: Sea of Ink Press ; 1 edition (June 3, 2018)
Publication Date: June 3, 2018
Genre: YA Fantasy | Mythology
Number of Pages: 268
Andy and Zoey are two normal teenagers living in the modern day—that is, until they’re knocked unconscious in a freak storm sweeping the United States.
When they wake up, the world they know has been tossed away. Their city is in ruins, strange creatures walk the earth, and worst of all, everyone is gone. They stumble across Diana and Spencer, two kids around their age who possess incredible magical abilities, and who claim to be the demigod children of Greek gods. Not only that, they also claim the year is 500 AS, five hundred years after the gods conjured a massive storm that destroyed most of humanity and helped them take the world as their own once again.
Andy and Zoey are soon handed an impossible task: To save humanity. To lead a war on the gods.
They’ll have to battle monsters, death, and their own inner demons to survive and to protect the people they love.
The Helm of Darkness by A.P. Mobley (War on the Gods, #1)
Being released just in time for summer vacation, A.P. Mobley’s THE HELM OF DARKNESS is “fantasy” enough to enthrall young adult readers as the power and determination of youth is tested to the limits in a world decimated in the blink of an eye.
One minute it was a normal day for Andy and Zoey, the next, the sky was raining deadly swords and all that they knew, everyone they loved was dead. Then, in the blink of an eye, they are thrust five hundred years into the future, caught up in a world where Greek gods are real and they are the last chance that humanity has to survive.
With unlikely allies by their side, they will be tasked with entering the bowels of Hades to retrieve THE HELM OF DARKNESS in the first step to taking back the world.
A.P. Mobley has created a world of fantasy, a world of danger and the unknown where monsters are real, demigods walk the earth and the gods are caught up in their own quests for power and control. Feel what Andy and Zoey feel, see the world through their eyes and be part of a great adventure that is spellbinding! These characters are not superheroes, they are kids caught up in a war not of their making, but, in the invincible spirit of youth, through their doubts and fears, they undertake the impossible in the name of humanity!
Fabulous reading! Incredible world-building! Characters that come to life! Tons of twists, lots of action! A great escape into the world of reading and imagination!
I received a complimentary ARC edition from A.P. Mobley!
The Top Ten Most Terrifying Mythical Greek Monsters
Hey there! My name is A. P. Mobley, and I’m the author of a new action-packed fantasy trilogy with lots of Greek mythology called War on the Gods. The first installment of the trilogy, The Helm of Darkness, is my debut novel and comes out on June 3rd, 2018. It follows two teens as they are knocked unconscious in a freak storm. When they wake up, they find they’ve been transported 500 years into the future, that the Greek gods were the ones who sent the freak storm to destroy the modern world and take back humanity’s worship, and that they are the key to a prophecy stating a war will be led on the gods. With the help of two demigods they begin their quest to become worthy opponents of the gods.
Greek mythology is one of my all-time favorite subjects and I’ve been reading about it since I was only 11 years old in every format I could get my hands on. I’m honored to be here today on the blog writing a guest post on the subject, and I have an illustration of a scene from the first chapter + the quote depicting it at the end of the post. So stay tuned!
Today I wanted to talk about one of the most exciting parts of Greek mythology for me and many others, which are the monsters of the stories. From the Minotaur to the Hydra to the Cyclops, I think it’s safe to say that throughout the ages these mythical beings have both fascinated and terrified humanity. Which is why today I’m going to be bringing you my top ten most terrifying mythical Greek monsters and the stories they’re featured in, several of which make an appearance in The Helm of Darkness, or will make an appearance in future installments of the trilogy.
Three—Charybdis and Scylla
So there you have it folks! The top ten most terrifying mythical Greek monsters. Since you’ve stuck around until the end, here’s that lovely illustration of a scene from chapter one of The Helm of Darkness + the quote that depicts it:
“The sky had opened into an angry vortex, and the largest, most brilliant gold lightning bolt yet shot from it, straight for them. It illuminated the fast-falling raindrops like millions of miniature lightbulbs. Her heart stopped. In that moment, she knew they were dead.
The bolt struck the pavement of the parking lot and filled the air with cement, metal, and screams.”
You can read the full first chapter here: https://seaofinkpress.wordpress.com/2018/03/23/the-helm-of-darkness-chapter-one-storm/
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