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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

a beautiful enigma - Omega (Omega #1) by Lizzy Ford

Alessandra emerges from the forest where she spent her life hidden from gods and men and immediately plummets into a race against time, gods, and herself to discover who and what she is in a world where everyone she meets has a hidden agenda, and those pulling the strings remain in the shadows.

Description:

Publication date: October 25th, 2015 

In a modern world ruled by territorial Greek gods, the human race has been oppressed, exploited and now, nearly destroyed by the constant infighting of gods.

However, a human girl with the power of a goddess is coming of age. Alessandra is the Oracle of Delphi – the last prophesized – and bears the mark of the double omega. Soon after she turns eighteen, Alessandra is told her destiny: to step between the warring gods and the human race and save her world from certain ruin.

For the gods, her appearance marks the beginning of the end – their end. They and the Triumvirate – leaders of the human elite – who serve them will stop at nothing to preserve their power.

Alessandra emerges from the forest where she spent her life hidden from gods and men and immediately plummets into a race against time, gods, and herself to discover who and what she is in a world where everyone she meets has a hidden agenda, and those pulling the strings remain in the shadows.

Before she can determine exactly what kind of savior her world needs, she must first master her power by completing three trials devised by the Triumvirate to enslave her.

One lone girl stands between warring gods and the people she’s destined to protect, but it’s the battle to understand who she is that she must win first.

GUEST POST
Modern Mythology: Adonis 

In Greek mythology, the history, parentage and even death of Adonis is shrouded in mystery with no two sources really agreeing on most of the details of his life, except for his beauty and the tumult it caused. He is, by most accounts, human, a prince granted the personal attention of gods and goddesses because of his otherworldly appeal. In some accounts, he’s representative of rebirth and spring, in others the personification of beauty, jealousy, lust, fertility, relationships or in one case, death. 

What I took away from the different accounts: Adonis in mythology was a beautiful enigma, someone who should have been of little importance in the grand scheming of gods and goddesses and yet is idolized to this day because he was somehow very special. 

In “Omega,” the character named Adonis is given the name because of his stunning good looks after being found with no memory of what his real name is. He, too, is an enigma, a man suffering from a curse. Human by daylight, he turns into a grotesque at night and finds solace hanging out with the stone gargoyles and grotesques guarding the rooftops of the temples belonging to the gods and goddesses. 

My Adonis – also known as the Grotesque Prince – was born four thousand years ago, a Greek prince with a shrewd mind and a warrior’s intensity, beautiful of face and body and conflicted of soul, a man who cannot remember his own past, until Alessandra (the Oracle of Delphi in “Omega”) unlocks his memories. Instead of illuminating who he is, his memories further confuse him. 

Drawn to protect Alessandra, he nonetheless questions his place in the tangled, messy doings of gods, Oracles, royalty and politicians. He views himself as being an outlier, someone who should not be important in this era and who cannot possibly play an important role in the salvation, or destruction, of humanity. 

He shares a rather contentious relationship with the goddess Artemis, Alessandra’s goddess protector, and Herakles, Alessandra’s human protector. Add to this his reputation (as the chief of the religious police) for torture and other unspeakable acts of violence, and no one in Alessandra’s life believes he should be anywhere near her. Except, of course, for Alessandra, who cannot forget the spark of goodness she sees in the grotesque and the man. 

However, Adonis lacks faith in his destiny and himself. He cannot remember his birth name, even after his memories are returned. This leaves him believing he will never know himself, who he really was thousands of years ago, or who he should be now. 

In “Omega,” as in Greek mythology, the man bearing the name Adonis remains a beautiful enigma.

About the author:
Lizzy Ford is the award winning, internationally acclaimed author of over thirty five books written for young adult, new adult and adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Series and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.

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9 comments:

Popi Damala said...

I love Greek mythology (I'm Greek ;) ) and this book sounds very interesting!! :)
Thank you for this amazing giveaway! ^_^

Stephanie LaPlante said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Juana said...

I would love to read this story. I like the beautiful book cover.

Lizzy said...

Thank you so much for featuring me!! <3 tons of hugs!

Sharon E said...

Love the story theme. Sounds different and something I would want to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

nurmawati djuhawan said...

thx u for hosting :)

Jan Lee said...

I loved Greek mythology in school. Would love to read this book :)

Johnny's Girl said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Crystal Easterwood said...

I've been wanting to read this one for a while now!