Gameboard of the Gods

Gameboard of the Gods

[a Novel]

Book - 2013
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Richelle Mead, the #1 New York Times, USA Today , and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines YA series--whose books have sold more than one million copies in hardcover--delivers the first novel in her new series,  Gameboard of the Gods .

The first installment of Richelle Mead's Age of X series has all the elements that have made her bestselling Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.

In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military's most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.
 
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2013
ISBN: 9780525953685
Branch Call Number: MEAD
Characteristics: 448 pages

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TSCPL_MegP May 10, 2016

Richelle Mead has created an interesting and original world (both science fiction and fantasy) in which to explore the struggle between humanism and religion (without being self-righteous or condescending). I found myself wondering how on earth we might have come to this this incomprehensible future America doing it's level best to have nothing to do with ancient gods. With the help of strong, likable characters, I hope to find some answers.

adotto Nov 29, 2013

This book is really good! You're slowly introduced to an intriguing post-apocolyptic world where religion has been mostly outlawed and genetics are closely controlled, thanks to a disease that killed half the world. The hints as to what's happening are well placed to keep you guessing and turning the page. I wait in anticipation for the next book.

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Tbaby
Oct 14, 2013

pretty average, and SLOW but i probaly would be willing to check out the next book just to see wherre shes going with this, maybe they'll get better...

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girly10
Jul 22, 2013

did not like this book at all found it very hard to get through it was very disappointing for a richelle mead

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