Fate of the Gods (series)
Fate of the Gods by Amalia Dillin.
Every god, from each of the world’s pantheons, mythologies, and religions — they’re all real in this enthralling fantasy romance that spans centuries.
Series Reading Order:
1) Forged by Fate. Publication date: March 5, 2013.
1.5) Tempting Fate (novella). Publication date: August 13, 2013.
2) Fate Forgotten. Publication date: November 5, 2013.
2.5) Taming Fate (novella).
3) Beyond Fate. Publication date: September 2014.
Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, 1) novel by Amalia Dillin.
After Adam fell, God made Eve to protect the world. — Adam has pursued Eve since the dawn of creation, intent on using Eve’s powers to remake the world with himself as God. The last immortal child of Elohim, Eve is charged with the protection of all humanity, and she has spent an eternity hiding from Adam and thwarting his plans. But this time, Adam is after something more than just Eve’s power — he desires her too, body and soul, even if it means the destruction of the world. Eve cannot allow it, but as one generation melds into the next, she begins to wonder if Adam might be a man she could love. And if he is, if he’s given up his quest to make himself a new god, it could change everything.
Eve’s struggle and Adam’s hopes have not gone unnoticed by the Council of Gods, who have forged a Covenant of Peace to protect the world and the dominion they stole in Elohim’s absence. Unknown to Eve, the Norse god Thor has been sent by the Council to protect her from Adam’s influence, and more, to protect the interests of the gods themselves. An alliance between Adam and Eve could undo everything they’ve worked toward. At the least, it could bring about Elohim’s return. At worst, the destruction of the world itself would cast the gods out to wander the void, ever weakening. With nowhere else to go, they cannot risk either option.
After watching Eve for millennia upon millennia, witnessing her fight against Adam’s will and her capacity for love and forgiveness, even in the face of her own misery, Thor will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie: with his fellow gods, or with Eve.
Mia’s lived in her sister’s shadow long enough. Now that Abby is getting married to a Frenchman, Mia scents freedom. In fact, Jean DeLeon, the groom’s too-charming cousin, seems like the perfect place to start. But the House of Lions is full of secrets, and what started out as an exciting fling is quickly becoming more frustration than fun. Mia wants answers, or she wants out, and it isn’t like she doesn’t have other options. Ethan Hastings, for example. Tall, handsome, and gray eyes like nothing she’s ever seen before. The fact that Jean seems to hate him is just a bonus. (This novella takes place during the events of Forged by Fate.)
Since the gods returned Adam’s memory six hundred years ago, Thor has been a scourge on his lives. But when Adam learns that Thor has been haunting his steps out of love for Eve, he is determined to banish the thunder god once and for all. Adam is no fool: Eve still loves the man she knew as Thorgrim, and if she ever learned he still lived, that he still loved her, Adam would lose any chance of winning Eve to his side, never mind liberating the world. But after everything Thor has done to protect Eve, everything he’s sacrificed, the thunder god won’t go without a fight. Not as long as Eve might love him again.
Which means that Adam has to find a new ally. The enemy of his enemy, complete with burning sword and righteous resentment of the gods. But in order to attract the Archangel Michael’s attention, he needs Eve — an unmarried Eve, willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to find her in the future. Not now that he knows how to look.
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Praise for Forged by Fate
“A beautiful, sweeping story that puts on display the power of every interpretation of love, and the truth of what can be accomplished when people choose peace over strife. I couldn’t put it out of my mind for days.”
— Trisha Leigh, author of The Last Year series
“Amalia Dillin is a fresh, exciting voice and Forged by Fate is not to be missed!”
— Saranna DeWylde, author of the 10 Days series
“You won’t be able to deny that Miss Dillin is a genius … This story was absolutely amazing. It’s like nothing I’ve read before … a complete game changer.”
“An amazing fantasy world which succeeds in cleverly incorporating history, mythology and biblical figures. The seamless integration of Norse and Greek gods was inspired and I can’t wait to see where this series heads next.”
— Book Chick City
“One of the more fascinating and haunting books I’ve read in quite some time.”
— JC Andrijeski, author of the Allie’s War series
“I was hooked! I can’t wait until the second book comes out so I can find out what happens next.”
— Jeep Diva Reviews