The Chaotic Sword God – Book Review
The Chaotic Sword God has been on my personal and professional ‘to read’ list for years. I’m sure you’ve all heard about it but do you know if it’s any good?
My family are quite fond of it too and have read it many times over the years as we all know what a fantastic read it is. But it wasn’t until recently that I really started to investigate the book a little more to find out if it was any good. I knew the author from the Science Fiction Writers of America and was planning to read some of his short stories for fun but this Chaotic Sword God novel caught my eye and I really couldn’t put it down.
From the first page it’s immediately obvious to the reader that the world, the characters’ world are inspired by Greek mythology. This is because the main character, Peter, is actually half Greek. The story takes place in a city called Rhodes which is based on Athens and the Gods of the Greek pantheon. It seems that the God of the Southern Ocean has been making a comeback recently with the appointment of the Chaotic Sword God.
A young boy named Peter is thrown into the deep end by an accident, which he could easily have survived if it hadn’t been for his magical shield. The world’s governments are trying to contain the tide of people and magical energies as they try to control the Chaotic Sword God. Peter gets more into trouble than he ever imagined. He and his guardian, Grey, are given a very unusual job.
Peter is brought in on the latest mission to deal with the God of Dragons. The story is told from the point of view of both Peter and Grey but the plot takes a rather unexpected turn when the Chaotic Sword God sends Grey to kill Peter goes off to save the day. I liked the action sequences and the story is fast paced and exciting. I can’t wait to read more from Peter.
There are lots of adventure and intrigue involving the Chaotic Sword God and it keeps me hooked. There is also plenty of romance and adventure between Peter and Grey. The Chaotic Sword God is a very unusual creation but it’s believable. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, although it is possible to see why some would find it a little juvenile.
The Chaotic Sword God is well written with an edge and a bit of a dark side. It’s very fast paced and full of action. It is aimed at teenagers and adults, but it could be very amusing to younger readers as well. It’s definitely not a light read and will definitely be a slow burner but I could see myself turning the pages again.
I think I’m going to buy the Chaosium copy of the Chaotic Sword God next week to get another go. It was enjoyable and I enjoyed the story and the characters so much that I want to continue to read more. I recommend it to all fans of fantasy and sci-fi.