Book Review: Task Force: Gaea: Finding Balance by David Berger
Author’s summary: During the age of Olympos, when a vengeful goddess shatters the Sacred Scales, both immortals and humans alike suffer. Apollo, the god of truth, goes from a glorious existence as The Shining One to a victim of Zeus’ wrath, and his journey makes him question his godhood, his role in the cosmos, and his views on humanity. Prophecy and the Fates direct his course, and he must make difficult, yet vital, choices. Millennia pass, and Dan, Aleta, Brandon, and Sarah—four reluctant modern-day heroes gifted by ancient civilizations born of the gods—bound by prophecy, have to choose whether or not to save their world when it could mean they never existed. They must master their new powers while battling against incomprehensible forces from the Underworld and repairing the Sacred Scales, destroyed long ago. With the equilibrium between Order and Chaos unhinged, and the Olympian gods struggling to exist, these four must ally themselves with the United Nations to protect an endangered world, becoming the only group who can fight against metaphysical threats to the Earth, forging Task Force: Gaea. Can mortals succeed where gods cannot go?
- Book cover – 5 points
- Cohesive storyline – 5 points
- Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation (SGP) – 4 points – missing words, more so than misspelled words; more than I would expect from an English teacher 😀
- Character development – 5 points
- Credibility –5 points – even though the book weaves between fantasy and “real life,” the whole story is believable to me. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
- OVERALL: Excellent read, but not an easy read. Brush up on your Greek mythology to really enjoy the book.