Ares: Bringer Of War
By George O’Connor
Olympians # 7
Author’s Website: http://geooco.blogspot.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar
The myth continues in the tenth year of the fabled Trojan War where two infamous gods of war go to battle. The spotlight is thrown on Ares, god of war, and primarily focuses on his battle with the clever and powerful Athena. As the battle culminates and the gods try to one-up each other to win, the human death toll mounts. Who will win this epic clash of power? And how many will have to die first?
This volume is dedicated to the god of war, Ares, and the re-tell of the Iliad – the Trojan War. The war that started with a bet between goddesses, combining love and anger, but mostly, this war is an inner war that has been in the brewing for a long time among the gods up in Mount Olympus.
Author George O’Connor shows us in this new installment of the Olympians series, how the gods played a major role in the Trojan War. We can also see that Zeus is still the puppet master behind all that happens; observing how the gods act, and how the demigods obey.
Ares: Bringer of War, is different from his predecessors. It shows the dark side of the gods and what war actually is; death, pain, loss, and love. Because of love, one can be consumed by anger and hate when losing said emotion, which makes the most honorable hero do the most outrageous of things.
Again, you must remember that the gods are different from mortals or demigods, this was their doing, but in the end they don’t take responsibility and look surprised by the dark course it took.
In this volume we see several of the demigods, some of them well known such as Askalaphos, Agamemnon, Ajax, Pandarus, Diomedes, Aeneas, and many more.
One aspect I keep liking is the artwork and story line that George O’Connor uses. The colors that he used this time such as dark red, black, grey, and brown go well with Ares. I have come to like when power radiates from the eyes of the gods when they get angry.
For those who have been following the previous volumes I recommend you read Ares: Bringer of War, and for those who like the great poem Iliad and like to read it from the perspective of the gods of Olympus.