Gods by any Other Name, Ari LaMontagne

Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Myth's & Legends

Kieran Byrne is a vibrant, party-loving trickster with a penchant for getting into far more trouble than most can tolerate. When his boss, the notoriously ruthless mafia boss Emilio Russo tasks him with capturing the fairy that’s been wreaking havoc on their bootlegging operation as punishment for his latest misstep, Kieran assumes it’ll be nothing but a tedious little odd job to keep him out of his boss’s hair for awhile. Instead, Kieran finds himself embroiled in a power struggle between old gods and new kings, and he must decide which side to take if he hopes to make it home alive.

Gods by any Other Name has to be one of the most incredible mythology based books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Gods by any Other Name is a unique novel, but its contents are stellar and captivated me to read for hours on end thanks to the author’s superb writing. The combination of fantasy with mythology and a mission that takes you on a captivating adventure make Gods by any Other Name a fantastic read so already I have to recommend this book for you lovely readers, but if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about this incredible book!

Gods by any Other Name introduces the reader to the protagonist of the novel called Kieran Byrne in the 1920’s. Kieran is defined as a ‘parety-loving trickster’ who gets into trouble frequently! Kieran, however, works for a notorious mafia boss with a mean streak called Emilio Russo. Emilio has given Kieran a mission, the mission is to capture a fairy that has ‘been wreaking havoc on their bootlegging operation.’ Yes book lovers you read that right! In this story, mystical beings exist, and our protagonist has been tasked with capturing one of these creatures. Kieran assumes this will be easy but when he starts out on his mission he soon finds it is not easy and that actually, this is a tricky task that will take him on a dark path and this book lovers is the premise of the outstanding novel.

The story of Gods by any Other Name is a phenomenal one because it encompasses everything perfect about literature. It has an outlandish, brave plot, enthralling characters and impeccable writing that will keep the reader wanting to read for hours on end. Gods by any Other Means is is a unique and special book, it is exceptional for the obvious reasons… that it encompasses everything great about the written word, but it is unique because of the plot. The plot of this novel is something I have never read of or heard of before and it reads like a movie as you are able to imagine the mythological gods in all of their glory. Never before have I read a book that has a ton of action as well as intellectual depth. In other words, this book has brains behind it, it is not a senseless, quick, action-adventure read. No, it is a look at themes that have been on peoples minds for a long time, and Ari LaMontagne manages to express all of this while writing a fun and captivating story that readers will struggle to forget.

Ari LaMontagne is a woman who writes beautifully with literature that is full of glorious descriptions that will take your breath away and bewitch you.  As I read this book, I honestly felt a sense of urgency to reach the end, and I believe this was because of the author’s exceptional talent to place me right in the novel and describe her scenes (particularly the action scenes), in perfect and mesmerizing descriptive detail.

LaMontagne’s passion for the written word and her story shines off the page and into the reader’s mind. Her sometimes lengthy, beautiful descriptions will send the readers mind into visual overdrive, the reader will be able to perfectly imagine every detail the reader comes across and that in my opinion, is the sign of a talented author.

Overall Gods by any Other Means is a breathtaking novel that will take readers on a captivating journey that should not be missed and so, I have no choice but to award this incredible book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers and also keep an eye out for my author spotlight for Ari LaMontagne which will be live on my website some point next week!

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 Gods by any Other Name. 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 click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this book!

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Thank you so much for your kind review, Aimee Ann! It’s incredible to finally see my lifelong fascination with world mythology and my love of history finally come together in a way that was both fun to write and well received. The inspiration for this story was essentially a Frankenstein’s monster of these passions, brought to life by the most entertaining protagonist I’ve ever had the pleasure of writing. In addition to Amazon, “Gods by Any Other Name” is also available for ebook on the Barnes and Noble website located here: If anyone has any thoughts or questions about… Read more »


Thank you so much for your lovely comment Ari! Your book is a gem and I loved every moment of it!

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