Summer of the Gods: Free Reading Sample

If you’re interested in finding out what my novel „Summer of the Gods“ is about, you can now download a reading sample, consisting of the first three chapters as a PDF document.

Click here to download your sample.

If you like it, you can buy the full ebook in your respective Amazon Kindle store, e.g.:

United States: http://amzn.to/2iZqHCO
United Kingdom: http://amzn.to/2itEp3I
Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N1Y3F5E/
Germany: http://amzn.to/2iUPwDZ

„Summer of the Gods“ for free!

My urban fantasy novel „Summer of the Gods“ is now available for free as an Amazon Kindle ebook until Sunday, January 15. Enjoy!

United States: http://amzn.to/2iZqHCO
United Kingdom: http://amzn.to/2itEp3I
Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N1Y3F5E/
Germany: http://amzn.to/2iUPwDZ

Portraits of Gods (1): Hades

In this new series here in my blog, you will get additional information about the Gods in the order in which they appear in the novel.

According to Greek mythology, Hades is the Lord of the Underworld, the Realm of the Dead, that is often called by his name, too. Together with his brothers Zeus and Poseidon, he is one of the three oldest children of the Titans Kronos and Rhea. After defeating the Titans, Zeus, Poseidon and he rolled the dice for their respective realms — Zeus won Heaven and Earth, Poseidon the Oceans and Hades the Underworld which seems to make him completely happy. He is accompanied by the great, three-headed dog Kerberos, „you can’t imagine a better-behaved dog“, as Hades himself says.

He is spirited by great compassion for human beings as he considers their lives on Earth, in his own words, „ridiculously short“, so he advises them not to make each others‘ lives a living hell. He is clever with words and an expert in convincing people of his agenda and to make them his friends, but he doesn’t always understand the modern world and is astonished about many things he experiences there.

Despite that, he „loves to cause a stir“ (Aphrodite). Contrary to some other Gods, he doesn’t wear regular street clothes, but in a traditional toga including a sword and his long staff.

You can read more about Hades and the other Gods in the full novel „Summer of the Gods“ which you can buy in Kindle Stores worldwide (e.g. USA, UK, Canada, and Germany).

Summer of the Gods

The English version of my first novel, „Summer of the Gods“ (volume 1 of 3 in the Olympian Gods Trilogy) has just been published as an Amazon Kindle ebook. If you’re interested in mythology, (urban) fantasy, politics, or society, you can buy it here, depending on your location*:

Here’s the spoiler-free teaser/plot synopsis:

Athens, in the summer of 2015. The negotiations concerning the economy crisis are going on as expected: European Commission, International Monetary Fund, and European Central Bank think as much that they’re right as the Greek participants are sure that these foreign powers don’t really want to help them. The heat is as stale as the debates.

This general deadlock is suddenly disrupted by new players whom no one would have counted in: the Ancient Gods are back!
But what do they even want?
Can people trust them?
Are they really the selfless helpers they pretend to be?
Are they even working together, or against each other?
And what about people’s free will?

The experiences of seven characters build the panorama of this story that takes a look at how an intervention by powerful and mysterious beings can change the world.

A story about power and powerlessness, war und peace, trust and treason, humans and Gods, politics and the economy.

Summer of the Gods cover

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Summer of the Gods: Proofreader wanted!

Just finished my own English translation of the novel, entitled „Summer of the Gods.“ It’s due for publication in January 2017. Keep your eyes peeled for details.

Meanwhile, I’m looking for a native English speaker, preferably a student of English language or literature, and interested in fantasy and/or politics, to proof-read the translation. I’m willing to pay € 100 for your service, and I will mention you in the credits of the translation. So please contact me if you’re interested, or forward my request to everyone you know and who might be interested and have time to read about 160 Word pages during the next two weeks. Send an email to presse[at]goettersommer[dot]de if you’re interested.