Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite
The Love of Gods is a dramatic work of romantic paranormal fiction penned by author Tarrant Smith and is part of The Legends of Pale Series. In a world where gods come down to earth and interact with humans on a regular basis, our central hero is Lugos, who prefers the company of the common man to any of his godly kin. Lugos is a man of many names, but when he poses as Lugh Grant, he falls for bartender Keely. Lugos tries in vain to protect her from the repercussions of loving a god, but when the leader of the Pale, Rhiannon, asks him to aid her, it leads to a lot more pain and heartache than Lugos could anticipate.
There’s a complex cast of characters to get to know as the novel progresses, along with the system of the gods, the Pale, and how they relate to one another after centuries of relationships, betrayals and aiding one another. Author Tarrant Smith has built fantastic lore here which is well worth engaging with but does take time to separate from the main love story. Lugh and Keely make a great combination for their epic love story, and I particularly enjoyed Keely’s realistic dialogue and reactions to the situations she’s put in. Lugos is a chiseled and brooding hero which romance fans are sure to love, and mischievous other gods who get in his way are also delightful to read about. Overall, The Love of Gods is a romantic work sure to please fans of interpersonal drama and epic love stories.
With the release of Resurrected Darkly, the series is complete and the whole story that started with Jen and Steven’s affair and their role in the return of the absent King can be known. All the Darkly books can be purchased thru Amazon in both paperbacks and e-book formats.
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Out now in paperback on Amazon and coming to kindle May 1, 2019
The Legends of the Pale, Book 1
I’m happy to announce that I have released the first book of a new series. Unlike my Darkly series, this new world of the Pale is much broader in scope which as an author I adore. Within the supernatural community of the Pale exists the ancient gods, along with the scheming witches, the power-struggling shifters, the temperamental dragonkin, the elusive but decidedly dangerous fae, the deeply misunderstood demon clans, and the occasional pissed off demi-god.
The Love of Gods (kindle edition) is scheduled to be released in May 2019 but the paperback edition is available now on Amazon.
The Love of Gods back cover:
Lugos had given his word back when the world was still young, before he’d endured the wrenching pain of her soul being torn from his. Lifetime after lifetime she’d returned when he’d needed her most, when the apathy of his kind had eaten away at his resolve and his heartfelt vow seemed pointless. One would think he’d be able to protect a single mortal, after all, he was a god but two long centuries had passed since he’d held her… since he’d been whole. Now, she was back and Lugos had a decision to make; claim the only woman he’d ever loved or deny his soul’s deepest craving and grant Keely a chance at a peaceful life without the dangers that populated his world.
For five years, Lugos had chosen the latter with the hope that the fates might overlook them this time. That was still the plan when the goddess Rhiannon called seeking his help.
Lugos should have known better.