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
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.
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.
Full time working mom of 3! I love to sit and listen to my books with a good cup of coffee and knit away :)
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.
This series has exceeded my expectations. This dystopian not so far fetch future is easily imaginable with our media driven society. Can't wait for the next one.
A well told story with a few interesting twists. You can follow the excellent narration and enjoy the show without any real effort. There are a few good thought provoking ideas but sometimes the characters are just not thinking well and other times they seem almost too strong, smart or lucky. Still I have to say that I really enjoyed the book... Whatever, your mileage may vary.
One of my favorite! This book has such interesting characters, and a unique story! I love all of Richelle Meads books but this Ernie's is my absolute favorite
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