The God Chronicles Series by Kamery Solomon consists of five main books which are Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Adrastia and Exoria. Included in this post are the synopsis, a short review to each book as well as the reading order in the series.
Series Title: The God Chronicles
Author: Kamery Solomon
Genres: Fantasy > Paranormal > Mythology
Read Format: Kindle Edition
Total Pages: 1,109
Reading Date: 27th April 2019 ~ 15th May 2019
Book Series in Order:
# 1 Zeus
# 2 Poseidon
# 3 Hades
# 4 Adrastia
# 5 Exoria
Zeus broke his marriage vow with Hera, and the fates banished him from Mount Olympus to live on earth for nine years without his power. To earn back his position, arrogant Zeus needed to fall in love unconditionally, and that the person must return the feeling equally.
Twenty-one years old Karly never thought that she would further her art study in her second choice places, Las Vegas. She also had no choice but to rent outside her campus due to the dorms at the university already full. Her roommates were triplets, and it was because of them that she first met the jerk, Zeus.
When I first read the book’s synopsis, I had high expectations because I always loved reading Greek mythology story in a modern setting. However, after reading it, I was disappointed as its kind of felt rush, not much twist in it, and its lacking of emotion had made it hard for me to connect to the story. I hope it would get better in the next book, Poseidon.
Poseidon held a grudge against Odysseus, the man who killed his son many lifetimes ago, and whenever Odysseus got reincarnated, Poseidon made sure to kill him.
Audrey was so happy when she found out about her pregnancy. But she couldn’t tell her husband immediately because John was away to the sea for his summer job. On the same day, Audrey received a call from the fishing company telling that the whole crew lost in the sea and presumed to be dead. Audrey was devastated by the news, and she fell into a depression which also led to a miscarriage.
After the funeral, Audrey went to the seaside to released her tension, but she accidentally slipped and almost drowned. She couldn’t remember much about the event, but she remembered the face of the person who’d saved her life. One year later, Audrey met the man again. Sy just moved in and became Audrey’s neighbour. At first, Audrey was reluctant to hang out with Sy because she didn’t want to dishonour her dead husband. But eventually, she came out of her shell, and the two of them became close. Their relationship progressed, but when the truth behind her husband’s death revealed and knowing who’s Sy really was, Audrey’s heart shattered again.
I loved this second book compared to the first one, the emotion felt realistic, and some twist at the end had made this story more interesting. I’m not a native speaker, but it wasn’t difficult to spot the grammatical and spelling errors in this book. Again, I hope it would improve in the next book, Hades.
Eighteen years old Katrina has a tough life to live ahead of her. Her mom left her dad due to alcohol addiction, and she just broke up with her boyfriend. Katrina worked as an unofficial bouncer in a bar, and one fateful night sealed her fate forever. Katrina owed a favour to Erebos when he saved her life and also helped to restore her parents’ relationship. However, paying the debt by impersonating Persephone then betraying someone that she started to care for didn’t seem like a great bargain anymore.
The story was interesting, but it was short. I couldn’t put down the book as I was curious about how it will end. But, why oh why the ending has to be that way! It made me hated this book more than the first one – Zeus. I couldn’t even describe how mad I was when I finished reading it. However, I’m glad that I have Adrastia and Exoria ready so that I can jump right back into the story and find out the ending to Hades story. I hope that the author included the conclusion in either one of those books! Surely there’s a happy ending for Hades right?
Adrastia AKA Cristos was Zeus and Karly’s son, and he’s a hunter respected by the Olympians, and also feared by the enemies – Tartarus’ ex-residents. Cristos often worked independently and always successful in capturing back those who had escaped the Tartarus. However, during his confrontation with a witch, he was told about his future – that one day he’ll be cast into Tartarus because of his allegiance with a Demi-Titan and betrayed his father. Desperate to prove it wrong, he started his own mission to search for the Demi-Titan, and hope that he could fix his fate.
When the Titan – Erebos brought Hades’s Helmet into the world, fear threatened the sanity of human beings which led to fighting and war. Avalon was just a normal girl who wanted to be a doctor, but due to the war, she decided not to finish her doctorates degree and joined the American Red Cross because she felt people needed her help. During her mission in Russia, she finally learned the truth about herself in a hard way, and even she felt terrified of herself. Avalon’s journey to Sicily with her captor would help her control the beast inside, but when the final moment arrived, would she be the destruction to the one she loved?
The storyline in Adrastia was well developed, and I could feel the connection this time. The ending of this story was heartbreaking, but I’ve expected it, so I wasn’t that sad when it happened and also not surprised by the cliffhanger that’s followed. We read a little bit of Hades and Katrina’s story here, and yeah the poor couple still couldn’t be together, but we know that Hades found a way to fix the problem, and he just needed Cristos’ help with something which would be revealed in the final book, Exoria.
This book picked up where it left in Adrastia. Cast into Tartarus believing his Zoí Mou had died, Cristos lost his will to live. However, when Hades showed up in his prison and told him that she’s still alive, Cristos immediately agreed to whatever Hades asked him to do as long as he’s free to leave Tartarus and look for his beloved when he’s done his part.
Hades’s story continued in this book. He spent most of his time in the library, searching all the books for a way to bring Katrina back to him. However, when he presented his solution to Zeus and Poseidon, they refused to help and claimed that it’s too risky, there’s no guarantee that what they summoned back would be 100% Katrina. Hades didn’t care though, he waited more than twenty years before he finally fulfiled his quest, and in the process, he also killed Erebos and took what’s belong to him, the Helmet. With the Helmet taken away from earth, it gave the Olympians a great advantage to end the war with the Titans.
The story narrated alternating between Hades and Cristos’ Point of View. Both Gods were eager to do anything to get their loved one back, no matter the consequences. It was a great conclusion to the series, and a happy ending was what we always hoped for when reading a book. BUT I would much prefer if the king has a better end though. Anyway, I recommend reading the whole series for its uniqueness, and it’s quite enjoyable if you ignore the mistakes.