Verdict: Author Nathan Wilson uses a captivating story and original characters to keep the reader turning pages, always wanting to know what comes next.
The story revolves around Nishka and her bodyguard/ companion Arxu, a mysterious man who draws strength and magic energy from the moon.
The Undying God starts off from the perspective of the book’s antagonist, a mysterious and hate filled man by the name of Margzor. After taking a brief tour through his twisted mind, the reader is transported to the viewpoint of Nishka, a young woman who sets off to bring her fathers weaponry and armor to the six city-states of Eyegad, and her eerie companion Arxu, who was paid by Nishka’s father to protect her during their travels.
As the pair travels from city to city, Margzor starts massacring followers of the Goddess of Virginity in her temples. Nishka and Arxu’s mission changes from selling her father’s wares to trying to stop Margzor. Joined by a chaos magician, the odd trio discovers secrets about each other, engage in several fights, destroys a city, and tries desperately to stop the next massacre and the eventual death of the Goddess of Virginity. There are a few situations when the characters discuss more advanced concepts using vocabulary that might not be familiar to them, given their occupations.
The Undying God is a wonderfully descriptive novel, using a broad variety of language to paint a clear picture of the setting, characters, and environment. Author Nathan Wilson uses a captivating story and original characters to keep the reader turning pages, always wanting to know what comes next.
Reviewed by Robert Bennett for IndieReader