My rating: 5 of 5 stars
He failed to save himself. Is he strong enough to save his lover?
Young and eager to join the social playground of the gods, Marduk enters his first day of college at the exotic mountain retreat at the Temple of Power. But he swiftly falls into the clutches of a secret order. Confronted by the powerful gods who wish to claim him, Marduk is defenseless. His only way out: to lure another virgin god into the Order.
Content Advisory: m/m sex, graphic violence, non-con, & abuse. Intended for mature readers.
College, even for gods, is supposed to be a time of learning to rule the world and finding yourself. Well, Marduk found his way into a load of unwanted trouble. In comes the Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Greek gods/goddesses who make his life a living hell.
I had a hard time putting this book down! I haven’t read many mythology books (that I’ve noticed) but this one made me want to seek out more. Ms. Johanis delivered on her promise dark non-con/dub-con kink.
The campus: Was described in a way that made me want to visit. Just for vacation, because them teachers are scary.
Marduk: I felt so bad for him. The struggle he went through felt quite real. His adoration turned to hate, his indecision on what path to take, the attempt at manipulation. I was on a mini roller coaster of being scared for him and cheering him on. I was also glad no Stockholm syndrome went on here.
Akad: I would scream and throw my panties on stage, but I don’t think he’d appreciate that. He had his own struggles and indecisiveness that made the ending just so much sweeter.
Aya: I was quite pissed at him for a while, but I understand why he did what he did. Hopeless situation, one way out, why not take it?
Seth: The hate I have for this man is on a whole ‘nother level. I don’t even need a reason.
I would recommend to mythology lovers and especially anyone who likes the dark.
I was grateful to get the chance to beta this story before it was complete. This review is for the completely completed, published book which was provided in exchange for an honest review.