Thursday, 6 October 2011


Child of War - A God is Born (Of War # 2)Title: A Child of War - A God is Born
Author: Lisa Darling
Date Published: 2011

Description: Do you know 'Damien'? Raven makes that kid look like an angel.

The "Of War"-series picks up in part I of this II-part sequel when Ares and Alena try to settle down on Olympus and await the birth of their son, Raven.

Haunted by prophetic visions along with a body and mind that are starting to betray her, Alena struggles to enjoy what should be a happy and blessed occasion. The relentless hostility from the other Olympians make her yearn to be back on their cozy island home, far away from all the bickering and backstabbing that makes up Life on mighty Mount Olympus.

Knowing of Zeus' unabashed hatred for Alena and the Celts, Ares becomes convinced Zeus is causing these visions and the breakdown of Alena's mind. To appease his Father, the God of Gods, Ares enters into a wicked blood pact ensuring the safety of his wife and unborn son. A pact that could cost the God of War everything he holds dear.

However, once the boy arrives, it quickly becomes clear Raven may be the most powerful and cunning Olympian ever born. Outwardly despised by Zeus for his Fey blood and his filthy Celtic mother the seeds of rage and doubt are planted in the Raven's mind by a very willing Apollo.

As Zeus, Apollo, and Aphrodite plot against the new family, bit by bit the true pasts of the Olympians and Celts comes to light, the battle begins for Raven’s mind and soul and for the ultimate control of Olympus

Review: This is the 2nd book in this series and  It centres around Alena and Ares, the pair wanting to settle down and raise there son Raven. but things don't go to plan and the family have to work together against the other gods.   I have to say I was impressed. It was filled with action right from the start. It gets you gripped. Lisa has the writing knack to make you feel what the characters are going through and feel what they feel. Like in the first book you feel like your traveling along with the characters.I think when you read this book you will be blown away by the characters and the wonderful/different world Lisa has created.  You see the gods for what they are and in new light. I know some people havent  enjoyed this book as much as me because of the little shock bit. well shock to me maybe not to others but I  wont spill the beans and tell you what it is, but I do think you should pick this book up and give it a read and make up your own mind. But I  promise you wont be up set by what you read.



  1. Thanks for the great review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the story. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Drinking out of my Child of War-A God is Born mug! Great review!!