Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
Did I just order this book when I have TONS of books unread and I've been slipping and buying books that I know that I shouldn't have? Ya damn skippy I did! This books has my name written all over it. From the cover that is beautiful even with that creepy ass expression on the little girl's face, to that amazing blurb that makes me want to drop everything and read this one as soon as it arrives. This will be my first time reading a Nicky Drayden book and fingers crossed it will be as good as I am hoping!
In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes—the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges:
A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country . . .
An emerging AI uprising . . .
And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters.
It’s up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there’s a future left to worry about.