Book: Mercy- of Gods & Men
Author: Aditya Bhartiya Mathur
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Published by: Pblishing
Number of pages: 292 pages
My Rating: 3.5/5
BOOK SUMMARY: Mercy is the story of multiple complex characters that face dire circumstances. Set in three kingdoms, the story revolves around rebellions, wars and political agendas. Explore the story of these foreign lands as the destiny of the characters unfold over the span of the series.
MY REVIEW: I have received a review copy of Mercy- of Gods & Men by Aditya Bhartiya Mathur from The Book Planet PR in exchange for an honest review.
I personally enjoy reading the fantasy genre of books. Mercy- of Gods & Men is supposed to be the first book in a 3-part series. The book begins with the telling of a legend about how three empires and the houses came to be.
There are three empires in this story- Deiosa, Helica and Luneta and about twelve houses, out of which the houses of the sun, the moon, the dragon, the phoenix and the hydra are given importance in this story.
So in this fantasy saga, there is magic, there is war, there are warriors and there are dragons! I particularly enjoyed the part where William makes his dragon hatch from the egg.
The story is enjoyable if one can keep track of the many characters and the multiple plots going on simultaneously in the book. The story ends with many loose threads as the author obviously intends to continue with the story in the subsequent parts.
The story also deals with emotions like love and jealousy. The jealousy of Reyna towards Bella and how she ends Bella’s life with magic is interesting to read.
I cannot help but compare the book to the Game of Thrones series. I am sure that the author is also a fan of the series like I am! The enjoyment of reading the book is only marred by the spelling and grammatical mistakes in the story.
However, I will say that this is a wonderful effort on the part of such a young author and I do look forward to reading the second part of the series. Mercy-of Gods & Men is worth reading if you are a fan of fantasy fiction.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Aditya Bhartiya Mathur began writing at the age of 5. He has won many awards for short stories. He has also written scripts and screenplays for short films.