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Challenges of the Gods, C. Hofsetz

Dystopian & Post Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Space Opera

After Mike goes through a gut-wrenching betrayal by his fiancée, he finds himself in what he thinks might be the afterlife. But this is no heaven. The gods made a mistake and created another Earth in a parallel universe, putting both universes in peril. They need someone from his planet to destroy the alternate, and Mike is randomly selected for the job.

Trapped in an impossible choice, Mike accepts his mission and is returned to an Earth—and a body—so unlike his own. There, he meets Jane, who is—unbeknownst to him—the secret leader of an organization bent on tracking down Earth’s saboteur. In the face of her passion for humanity, Mike’s resolve falters. If Mike won’t complete his mission, the gods will.

Challenges of the Gods is a novel I was desperate to read ever since discovering it and caught my attention right away thanks to its description which alludes to a parallel universe created by the Gods which intrigued me. Now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what Challenges of the Gods did to me… it blew me away and ever since completing it I have been thinking of its intricate and detailed story and how I need to re-read it! That is when you know book lovers that you have come across an incredible book when you are thinking of it when you have a million things to do. That is why I am already going to recommend Challenges of the Gods to you lovely readers, and yes, it may be early on in my review, Challenges of the Gods is a novel not to be missed!

Challenges of the Gods for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. Challenges of the Gods was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, C. Hofsetz who from the start hooked me with his unique story that was unlike anything I have read before. It is rare to find a dystopian novel that is refreshing and explores a subject that is not commonly discussed or heard of, and it is even more challenging to discover a dystopian story that does not rely on gimmicks and ridiculous action sequences Challenges of the Gods does have action-packed moments however they are tasteful and in no way gimmicky which is always fantastic in a book!

Challenges of the Gods is a remarkable novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the book, Mike. The reader will be introduced to Mike early on and will learn of his betrayal from his fiancée; however this is not the central story book lovers; instead, Mike finds himself in a parallel universe on another Earth which is thanks to the Gods. The Gods made a mistake, and now they have tasked Mike to destroy the alternate Earth, and this book lovers is the premise of the thrilling novel that is Challenges of the Gods!

The premise of Challenges of the Gods is exceptional, original and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Hofsetz wonderfully, and he does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes Challenges of the Gods a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable. Hofsetz really has accomplished the near impossible, Hofsetz has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie and now that I think about it, why is this book not a movie already!

C. Hofsetz is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. Hofsetz instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in dystopian novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with Challenges of the Gods, the reader will not encounter this issue because Hofsetz instantly develops his characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.

C. Hofsetz is not only a brilliant writer for his ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but he is also an excellent author for his ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout his story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Hofsetz’s shocking twists and his explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and make the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonist of the novel.

Overall Challenges of the Gods is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves dystopia or even fantasy then I implore you to read Challenges of the Gods; it is a fast-paced, action adventure that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Challenges of the Gods. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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Thank you so much for this kind review. I tried to write a novel that I wanted to read. One that kept me surprised at every turn, and I’m happy that you enjoyed all the twists.

The sequel has even more twists, and I’m sure you’ll also like it. I need about two or more rounds of edits and then we’ll be able to publish it. Stay tuned!

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