The God Eaters by Jesse HajicekThe God Eaters by Jesse Hajicek

The God Eaters

byJesse Hajicek

Paperback | August 1, 2006

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Imprisioned for 'inflammatory writings' by the totalitarian Theocracy, shy intellectual Ashleigh Trine figures his story's over. But when he meets Kieran Trevarde, a hard-hearted gunslinger with a dark magic lurking in his blood, Ash finds that necessity makes strange heroes... and love can change the world.
Title:The God EatersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.01 inPublished:August 1, 2006Publisher:Lulu pressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847288650

ISBN - 13:9781847288653


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic story and character building! A surprisingly cohesive mix of fantasy, western and romance, The God Eaters by Jesse Hajicek is a fantastic novel. The gritty world he has created is believable and the characters are wonderfully tangible. The story revolves around Ashleigh Trine and Kieran Trevarde, two young men who have been imprisoned by an authoritative government. These two unlikely heroes will defy the odds and attempt to break out of their jail. However, when they are trapped in an inescapable prison with their magics cut off, how can they accomplish this feat? And even if they succeed, how can they remain out of the reach of the authorities? You must read to find out. The world Mr. Hajicek has created is very authentic. The arid country he describes combines elements of fantasy with the realism of racism and drug use. Descriptions of gun slinging makes the reader feel like the novel takes place in an old-fashioned Western, however the presence of magic and governmental authorities softens it. The best part of the novel is by far Ash’s and Kieran’s characters. Both are equally solid and plausible despite their completely different backgrounds. Their thoughts and actions are completely in line with their personal histories. Their characters grow a great deal throughout the novel, and again, the growth reflects their life experiences. One such example of this character growth is Ash’s reactions after robbing the general store. The dialogue between them is flawless and wonderful. Any review of this novel would be incomplete without mentioning the romance story. The narrative of Ash and Kieran’s relationship works on a variety of levels. Most obviously it demonstrates the difficulty of homosexual relationships in an unforgiving society. However, it also shows the difficulties that can arise between relationships between people from different social classes and educational levels. With a few exceptions, the novel focuses on the emotional as opposed to the physical aspects of the relationship. While The God Eaters’ plot is relatively short, there is so much description and character building that it feels like much occurs. I highly recommend the novel, and I sincerely hope that a sequel is released.
Date published: 2010-09-13