The number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Vampire Academy and Bloodline series returns with the second installment in her acclaimed Age of X series.
Gameboard of the Gods introduced religious investigator Justin March and Mae Koskinen, the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him. Together they have been charged with investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods, both inside the Republic of United North America and out. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: Not only are the gods vying for human control, but the elect - special humans marked by the divine - are turning against one another in bloody fashion.
Their mission takes a new twist when they are assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin's old friend and rival, going into Arcadia, the RUNA's dangerous neighboring country. Here, in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with government, Justin discovers powerful forces at work, even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly acquired deity.
Meanwhile, Mae - grudgingly posing as Justin's concubine - has a secret mission of her own: finding the illegitimate niece her family smuggled away years ago. But with Justin and Mae resisting the resurgence of the gods in Arcadia, a reporter's connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission - and with it the divine forces the government is determined to keep secret.
©2014 Richelle Mead (P)2014 Penguin Audio
I am really excited about this series & really anxious for book 3. This series has everything I love woven together into a masterpiece of epic proportions. Things are heating up the gods are revealing themselves & chooses they're elites, priests & prophets & the world is the game board. I am delighted!!! The characters are full fleshed & completely compelling, they sweep you in to this grand adventure better than anything I've seen!!
As much as I love music, I'd rather listen to a book. I love being taken far far away while doing everything.
Thought provoking ideas in this series. I didn't think I would like it at first but i got caught up in the story. It's like mythology meets star wars.
Like all of Richelle Mead's books, the story is a page-turner. I only gave it 4 stars because, to me personally, the whole "pantheon of gods" thing is off-putting. But that's a personal thing.
I continue to get drawn deeper into the world that Richelle has given us. Emily's enthusiasm in reading this take to us is quite entertaining.
this series is so different I really love it and all the mysteries. The characters and the storyline is complicated and there is a lot going on so it is not for those looking for mindless entertainment. this is a well thought out long running series.
Always action packed and I love the characters!
I think Emily Shaffer is a GREAT narrator! she is my favorite! :)
The first book in this series was really hard to listen to, But the second book I LOVED. She started to explain things that she should of in the first book! I will change my rating for the first book... I cant wait till the 3rd book!
I really love this series. I hope book 3 is released soon. I know Soundless is Richelle Mead's next book to be released but I hope book 3 of this series is released soon after that.
this book was a bit slow but a lot happened. it picked up near the end and im hoping it was setting the stage for the third book to be spectacular. im not in love with the narrator either.
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