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Hofsetz has perfected the art of world-building and allowed his characters to do the unthinkable. It’s creative, original, and entertaining!
- Publication Date: March 22, 2020
- Print Length : 376 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1951832000
- ISBN-13 : 978-1951832001
- Publisher : Chracatoa Press
- Genre: Space Opera, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Metaphysical & Visionary
After Mike goes through a gut-wrenching betrayal by his fiancée, he finds himself in what he thinks might be the afterlife. But this is no heaven. The gods made a mistake and created another Earth in a parallel universe, putting both universes in peril. They need someone from his planet to destroy the alternate, and Mike is randomly selected for the job.
Trapped in an impossible choice, Mike accepts his mission and is returned to an Earth—and a body—so unlike his own. There, he meets Jane, who is—unbeknownst to him—the secret leader of an organization bent on tracking down Earth’s saboteur. In the face of her passion for humanity, Mike’s resolve falters. If Mike won’t complete his mission, the gods will.
We both look at the clouds growing larger on the horizon. A beautiful country landscape is now the state of a war. I guess even in Heaven, humans can’t have nice things. None of us are soldiers back on our Earths, but in a war of annihilation, there are no civilians. “I have to be honest with you,” Jane begins. “I went through a dark time after we went back to our planets. It was so bad that John and Louise somehow managed to get me committed for a few nights. Worse, they took my guns while I was at the hospital.” She scoffs. “All of them.”
If you had a chance to visit another world in your dreams, would that appeal to you? How would you get there? What could you do in that world? Would you have powers, look different, act differently? There are so many possibilities, quite endless really! Hofsetz has an enticing installment that allow readers to do just that. They get to dive into another world called Pangea where many things are possible, but only one thing is very real… now, if you die in Pangea, there is nothing to keep your body alive on Earth.
Jora and Earth are both versions of Earth, but there are different people who speak different languages on both. We learn this from the first installment. In this installment, Zeon is let out of his prison and sent back to Pangea to help save those who are dying on Jora, but went he arrives, everything is different. He is under false pretenses that Jane has requested his help and the other protectors from Earth, but soon learns that a war is happening and all of the human protectors are fighting against each other. Knowing that something has gone terribly wrong from the last time he was here, he still blames the messengers for what has become of this dream world, but this lapse in judgement may go beyond the messengers this time and straight to the Gods. In this hypersphere, the protectors look like the ones he knows, but they have different names, different memories, and they are quite frankly the living dead…they have no body to go back to. When discovering that a total of eight Earths are warring against each other, Zeon soon finds himself face to face with a lookalike of himself who is said to be his enemy. How can he help fight against a plot that he has not yet figured out the logistics of? What is the Gods’ plan for them all this time and who is on the right side? All Zeon knows is that, once he finds those from Earth, he must gain allies quickly from the parallel Earths in order to stop imminent death to all. If there is no Pangea, there is no sleep. And…if there is no sleep, there is no life.
Hofsetz’ second installment is original, entertaining, and vastly creative. He has perfected the art of world-building and allowed his characters to do the unthinkable. A lot of ideas are bounced around, like the possibility of parallel Earths and hyperspheres where characters have the capabilities of flying, sixth senses, creating earthquakes, moving mountains, and internal healing using neural receptor triggers. Hofsetz sets a nice and steady pace, with little to no spelling or grammatical errors. Both this installment and the first are well-written, which allow readers the ease and enjoyment that comes with reading. The imagery is vivid with the descriptiveness the author provides and makes you feel like you are in Pangea alongside the protectors. Readers who enjoy science fiction and fantasy will definitely prosper with this one. Since Enemy of the Gods is the second installment in the Challenges of the Gods Series, it is recommended the first book be read prior to this one because it is a direct continuance of Zeon’s journey.
An electronic copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by Reedsy Discovery and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a five-star rating to Enemy of the Gods by C. Hofsetz.
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