My Rating- 5 STARS
Synopsis- The Undying God explores this terrifying truth, distilled into a dark fantasy thriller laced with heated passion, treachery, and sacrifice. A tormented man emerges from isolation to execute his vision of a moral society. When his methods leave hundreds dead, one woman named Nishka dives into the chaos. Is Virginity truly sacred? A new disturbing ideology rears its hideous head in response to this question. As more murders unfold, Nishka finds herself drawn to the extremist who believes his ideology is worth killing for. And ideology never dies.
My Review- Wow! ok what did I just read!
There is so much to this book that I will review it in sections. I will start with the theme of Ideology. I had no clue what it was before reading this book. I didnt think I had ever read a book with ideology in it before. Marzgor, the villian of this story, has faced much horror in his life. It was very easy to feel sorry for him. This led to a demon using his body and mind to gain a higher power, to become a demigod of virginity. It soon came clear to me that many villains in books and films and even in real life do the things they do because they believe in something, they believe their ideals are right and they fight to change the world around them, whether for better or worse. Marzgor is seeking to cause a change because he believes in it so powerfully, he is driven to murder, mass slaughter and torture to achieve it.
I adored the relationship between Nishka and Arxu. Nathan Wilson successfully created one character full of passion and love and kindness while showing us the exact opposite in the other. Arxu can not feel emotion, he is empty inside and searches for something to fill
the void. Having died and come back from the dead through a spell he had cast, he is tormented with a lack of feeling, seeking out places he can be alone. Nishka helps him to discover his emotions one by one and reading this book I felt like I could see their interactions in my mind, the conflict, the awkwardness. Nishka's advances on Arxu were heart-warming, humourous and tragic all in one hit and I loved it! Now, the Darkling in this book I wont even attempt to spell his name!!! he, for me, was the strangest character. It both liked Nishka and Arxu, yet continuously planned their deaths at every opportunity. He was both brave and quick to run at times of trouble, especially with city guards. He was extremely fun to read.
Now the writing style and the language use were fantastic! There were some beautiful word choices that pleasured the brain and inspired me to find a better vocabulary!. The
descriptions were perfect and carried me through the more informative chapters. Nathan Wilson has an extraordinary volume of descriptive words stashed in his mind and he uses them to play with your imagination. Every scene I pictured vividly in my head, I literally watched this book play out like a film in front of my eyes. In fact, if it became a film I would love to watch it.
I am not even going to talk about one of the final scenes in this book. You will have
to read it and find out!!! I can tell you I blushed! This was a great read and I thank the author for taking the time to write it.