by H.D. Lynn
Genre: young-adult, urban-fantasy
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: September 18, 2014
Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson
Sixteen-year old Toby was trained by a family of hunters to kill shape-shifters — but he has a unique weapon in his arsenal. With a touch of his hand, Toby can lift the magical protection shape-shifters use to disguise themselves as human. It’s an unusual skill for a hunter, and he prefers to kill monsters the old-fashioned way: with a blade.
Because of his special skill, Toby suspects he may be a monster himself. His suspicions deepen when William, a jackal-headed shape-shifter, saves him from an ambush where Toby’s the only survivor. And Toby doubts William helped him for purely altruistic reasons. With his list of allies running thin, Toby must reconcile his hatred of shifters and the damning truth that one saved his life. It’ll take both of them to track down the monster who ordered the ambush.
And Toby needs his unlikely alley because he has a vicious enemy — the infamous Circe, who has a vendetta to settle against the hunters. Toby has to unravel the mystery of his dual nature. And he has to do it on the run — before Circe finds him and twists him to her own ends.
God's Play, is a novel with different viewpoints that enrich the content of the story. It shows the history of William and Toby, a hunter and shifters. Their fates are bound due to an accident in which both will have to find out who is planning to ambush hunters while if behind all this Cycle.
Well, I must start by saying that the title caught my eye, and I decided to give it a try. He needed something fancy these days. I do not regret is very entertaining if you are looking for this type of genre.
This weekend was my reading and had to make an express route in her development is good, although in some parts I had some mismatches or easy to miss details, in general the whole story is well written and note the author's imagination.
When it comes to a fantasy book, it is very easy to stop releasing the imagination and take items that we could know, in this case we shifters, and although I have already read them, it was refreshing to see them in action in this story, besides having a curious mixture of mystery that accompanies action and more characters that enrich the history of this singular pair or duo.
I think it is a simple, easy to read history, is light and if you have those moments when you're free for a while, really going to enjoy. There are more characters and I would like to see more development of them either in another novel or series, would be very interesting. I don't know, the author if you plan to get more books on shifters or continue the story of Will and Toby, but definitely has many roads which thread or pull. It is very rewarding and could be creating their own world very well.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review
H.D. Lynn is like Harry Potter in one way: she’s currently renting an apartment with a bedroom under her building’s stairs. Other than this, she explores fantasy worlds through storytelling like anyone else. She loves books with a mix of humor, adventure, and horror, and especially enjoys the urban fantasy genre. GOD’S PLAY is her first published novel.
When not writing, she enjoys hiking, climbing, and running. She’s a voracious reader, and has found listening to audiobooks while backpacking to be a perfect mix of two of her favorite things. She currently lives in Connecticut, but finds herself on the road often.