By: Eric Lahti
All he wants is a dinner date with his girlfriend, but there are jerks everywhere.
As if Steven doesn’t already have enough problems dealing with the Dreaming Lands actively rebelling against his rule, the freshly minted God of Dreams has to learn how to be a god, deal with overzealous followers, and generally get his head in the game. To make things worse, a powerful enemy has set its sights on Steven and Jessica, and the entire world could be at stake.
New god. New powers. New problems. At least he’s still got friends.
A Rough-and-Tumble ride…
- by Anne Francis Scott (July 18, 2017)
Behind the fantastic Pulp Fiction style cover of this book, science fiction, fantasy, and a dash of paranormal come together for a rough-and-tumble ride. In Lahti’s Transmute, the action spins at an incredible speed when unlikely allies join to stop the forces intent on destroying humanity as we know it.
What I like most about this story is the complex characters. The God of Dreams, a lethal force in his own right, doesn’t terminate without a conscience. The woman never far from his side taps into the nightmarish images shaped by his thoughts, turning them into realities. Everything about the two Valkyries that join the good fight is straight out of Norse mythology, with a couple of exceptions—under their formidable exterior lies logic, and a chink in their hard-hearted nature. Then there is the man who hunts monsters. He is no longer a man, but something “other.” Add the bruja, along with her daunting magic, to this group, and you have one heck of a band of super heroes, reluctant as some of them might be.
Transmute is an action-packed story of beginnings, changes, endings, and new beginnings—all zipping along at a relentless pace. Well worth the read!
Still on the fence? Go ahead. Take a walk on the wild side. You know you want to . . .