#BlogTour #BookReview David Mogo Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
Available: 9th July 2019
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy
Many thanks to Tracy Fenton of #CompulsiveReaders, Author Suyi and publishing company Abaddon for my copy of this book! A relatively quick read with a lot of a difference! Fantasy at it’s best, a unique storyline with intriguing characters!
LAGOS WILL NOT BE DESTROYED
The Gods have fallen to earth, and chaos reigns. Though broken and flooded, Lagos endures.
David Mogo, demigod and Godhunter, has one task: capture twin gods and deliver them to the city’s most notorious wizard.
This was a nice change of pace from common Fantasy reads, both for the storyline and the setting, so if Fantasy is your go to then I suggest picking this up for a bit of a change of scenery as it were.
I enjoyed the story, which was fun and engaging, although initially a little bit confusing purely because the story starts very quickly, that being said this isn’t precisely a bad thing and the confusion doesn’t last long. It’s almost like being surprised for a short while because you’re suddenly in the story rather than being eased into it. You’re just THERE. As I say, not a bad thing at all just not what I was used to.
The scenery is wonderful and I had guessed before reading up on the Author that this is the place they had at the very least been to, and probably more than once with a keen love of it. The descriptions really are gorgeous, and left me feeling both as if I had already been there and leaving me wanting to go ASAP.
The story is very unique, and I loved getting to know the new world and Characters, although it feels like this could be part of a series? Of course, that could just be because I enjoyed it and want to read more!
The writing style is quite individual, but engaging from start to very end. I personally enjoy a book more when there is something different about the Authors ‘voice’, something that makes them unique.
I’m also a sucker for Gods and Mythology. It’s a thing, I’ve always loved reading about them and seeing how people put their own spin on the very traditional stories is something I really enjoy diving into. This was certainly everything I love in one book, Characters that are far from perfect, lots of moment to make me snigger for one reason or another, action and twists and turns.
This is well worth adding to your TBR and giving a go! Having read many of the previous reviews, all I can assume is that those not liking the style/story would general stick within the same general ‘type’ of story, but if you like something that will stand out and be a bit different, you will LOVE this!
About The Author:
Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian writer of science fiction, contemporary and dark fantasy, and crime fiction. His work has appeared in Lightspeed, Fireside, Podcastle, The Dark, Mothership Zeta,
Omenana, Ozy, Brick Moon Fiction; amongst other magazines and anthologies. He is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona, and has worked in editorial at Podcastle
and Sonora Review. He lives online on Facebook, tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies, and blogs at suyidavies. com. His urban fantasy novel about gods in Lagos is forthcoming in 2019.