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The Prey of Gods 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 countryAn emerging AI uprisingAnd an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat but mostly blood of every human she encountersIt 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 serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there s a future left to worry about ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Book Lover By Jennifer Kaufman ❤ – 9facts.co.uk 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 ❮Epub❯ ➣ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➢ Author Delores Fossen – 9facts.co.uk 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 [BOOKS] ⚣ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – 9facts.co.uk if they can survive the present challenges A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the countryAn emerging AI uprisingAnd an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat but mostly blood of every human she encountersIt s up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township ➿ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Gratuit ➶ Auteur Carole Mortimer – 9facts.co.uk a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds ❮Read❯ ➪ If the Stiletto Fits... Author Wendy Etherington – 9facts.co.uk a pop diva with serious daddy issues [PDF] ✑ What Phoebe Wants (Harlequin Flipside, By Cindi Myers – 9facts.co.uk and a politician with even serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there s a future left to worry about


About the Author: Nicky Drayden

Nicky Drayden is a Systems Analyst who dabbles in prose when she s not buried in code She resides in Austin, Texas where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required.Sign up for my newsletter for updates, contests, swag, and



10 thoughts on “The Prey of Gods

  1. Hannah Greendale Hannah Greendale says:

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend Set in South Africa in the year 2064, The Prey of Gods unveils the otherworldly circumstances that draw five unusual characters together Muzi is a teenager who just got his hands on a hallucinogenic drug that causes unorthodox side effects Nomvula is a little girl with golden eyes and an epic secret Stoker is a councilman by day and something entirely different by night Riya is a world famous pop sin Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend Set in South Africa in the year 2064, The Prey of Gods unveils the otherworldly circumstances that draw five unusual characters together Muzi is a teenager who just got his hands on a hallucinogenic drug that causes unorthodox side effects Nomvula is a little girl with golden eyes and an epic secret Stoker is a councilman by day and something entirely different by night Riya is a world famous pop singer with tremendous daddy issues And Sydney delights in consuming the fear that emanates from dying humans Those old movies have become her escape from this dull excuse for an existence She watches her television now, rapt in her hovel of an apartment as the corny, old time music crackles through her stereo speakers She laughs at the slapstick comedy and tries to put her crappy day at the nail salon behind her, while avoiding thoughts of the custodial overseer job she ll go to this evening Please, comes a weak voice from the man currently stretched across her coffee table, I beg of you Let me go And then there s that distraction Sydney s surprised he still has the strength to speak, much less the will to live with all the hell she s put him through skin flayed like a tuna, legs bent at half a dozen impossible angles She tunes his moaning out and savors the fear lapping at his skin like viscous waves breaking on the beach after an oil spill She absorbs it foul, thick, and dark. With wry humor and captivating plot pacing, Drayden blends science fiction, fantasy, mythology, an urban setting and paranormal entities to create an exceptional debut novel The Prey of Gods is the perfect read for anyone in the mood for something weird, something fantastic, or something that weaves the best elements of multiple genres into one spellbinding book Special thanks to Harper Voyager for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  2. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent says:

    In a near future South Africa, an ancient goddess launches a plan to regain her lost glory by any means necessaryThe Prey of Gods isn t one of those books that is easy to sum up My little teaser is the bare bones but it s a lotthan that Told in fiveor less parallel threads, it is a story about identity at the heart Sure, it has awesome things like free willed robots, goddesses, and a cross dressing senator with some golden pipes, but it s about identity at its core.This book gr In a near future South Africa, an ancient goddess launches a plan to regain her lost glory by any means necessaryThe Prey of Gods isn t one of those books that is easy to sum up My little teaser is the bare bones but it s a lotthan that Told in fiveor less parallel threads, it is a story about identity at the heart Sure, it has awesome things like free willed robots, goddesses, and a cross dressing senator with some golden pipes, but it s about identity at its core.This book gripped me from the first page It s future South African setting leaped to life I had no trouble believing in the characters or the world Muzi struggles with his impending manhood ritual and his feeling for his best friend, Elkin Nomvula struggles with her mother, a nearly catatonic woman who rarely speaks Wallace Stoker struggles with his future in the government and his other identity, a golden voiced diva named Felicity Lyons And Riya Natrajan, pop idol, struggles with her secret past and secret illness Oh, and there s the murderous goddess, awakened AI robots, a drug called godsend, and all those pesky dik diks running amock You know, run of the mill stuff like thatThe Prey of the Gods is one of those loaded books, like a baked potato with every imaginable topping in existence thrown on it great concepts, interesting characters, and stellar writing The pace is great and the twists kept me rapt It was the best sf fantasy novel I ve read in a long time 4.5 out of 5 stars

  3. Gary Gary says:

    Nicky Drayden s debut novel The Prey of Gods is an exciting and adventurous book with a highly original setting, and a very singular hybrid of urban fantasy and sci fi tropes The novel is set in a future South Africa where advanced technology and economic opportunity are improving the lives of its citizens across racial and class lines But ancient gods and demigods walk among the population in secret, and one in particular feels the need to assert her will on the population A virus ostensibly Nicky Drayden s debut novel The Prey of Gods is an exciting and adventurous book with a highly original setting, and a very singular hybrid of urban fantasy and sci fi tropes The novel is set in a future South Africa where advanced technology and economic opportunity are improving the lives of its citizens across racial and class lines But ancient gods and demigods walk among the population in secret, and one in particular feels the need to assert her will on the population A virus ostensibly engineered to cull a local infestation of antelopes called dik diks, and a new hallucinogen called Godsend are the vehicles she plans to use, but a handful of pesky humans and a fledgling demigoddess have the ability to disrupt her plans.But things get frustrating about halfway through when it becomes clear that the author has chosen to sideline, and in some cases, ignore altogether, several of theintriguing and disturbing developments in the first third of the book Some of these choices are utterly confounding and at least one of them unforgiveable and does disservice to the fascinating characters and world she created It s an imaginative novel, and worth reading for its unique world building, even if it lacks cohesion in the execution of its various story threads

  4. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    UPDATE 27 November 2017Hey Guys Even the LA Times agrees with me about this book I am not going to pretend this is a review I read this book at least three times in different incarnations before it was accepted by Harper Voyager because Nicky s my bud I was knocked on my fat spreadin butt by her warm, deluded thanks addressed to me in the Acknowledgments But I can tell you the simple, god s honest truth If I didn t like this book, I d send her a nice email thanking her as prettily as pos UPDATE 27 November 2017Hey Guys Even the LA Times agrees with me about this book I am not going to pretend this is a review I read this book at least three times in different incarnations before it was accepted by Harper Voyager because Nicky s my bud I was knocked on my fat spreadin butt by her warm, deluded thanks addressed to me in the Acknowledgments But I can tell you the simple, god s honest truth If I didn t like this book, I d send her a nice email thanking her as prettily as possible and let the matter rest.This book, y all This book is THE SHSTUFF This is what you hope to find when you go shopping, vaguely dissatisfied by everything, critical of every cover, impatient with the puffery that probably isn t much to do with the contents This is what happens when you re just taking a riskc mon, 2.99 on Kindle, you spentthan that on your coffee admit itand stumble upon gold.A setting that feels as real as your cube neighbor s garlicky lunch A premise that feels as right as walking in on your mom snogging your dad, be damned with that gross old bore she s married to A story that doesn t say hello, just grabs your earlobe and drags you along behind it wherever the hell it damned well pleases.Nicky s voice is her own, her story is her own, and her love for the craft of writing is just her You probably won t have a chance in this life to have tea and turkey jerky retch with her, poor bastard, but this book is the next best thing.Buy it, read it, love it

  5. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    A glorious mash up of great characters and bizarre science fictional and mythic plotting leads to a wild and unpredictable book with a wicked sense of humor The character on the amazing cover is meant to be Nomvula, a young Zulu demigoddess that s a POV character in the book, but I think the expression on her face is that of the author when presenting this book to us sheer evil delight in what she has wrought.This is a multi POV character book with various fascinating characters from around Po A glorious mash up of great characters and bizarre science fictional and mythic plotting leads to a wild and unpredictable book with a wicked sense of humor The character on the amazing cover is meant to be Nomvula, a young Zulu demigoddess that s a POV character in the book, but I think the expression on her face is that of the author when presenting this book to us sheer evil delight in what she has wrought.This is a multi POV character book with various fascinating characters from around Port Elizabeth in South Africa in the mid 21st century We have Nomvula, a young Zulu girl from a township who is just being introduced to her power as a demigoddess Sydney is a much older andevil demigoddess who is just about to seize an opportunity for great power There s also Kuzi, a mixed race young boy who is about to become a man and his best friend Elzin There s also Kuzi s robot companion who has the seed of independent sentience and a politician with a destiny and a secret life Finally there s an aging pop star with secrets of her own There s a lot going on here and each of those characters play a critical part in the frantic and complicated plot.This book is mad Fun, but totally mad The characters are brilliant and while their actions are always believable, the plot just keeps throwing curveballs In fact, if there s a problem with this book, it might be that it s just a little bit too weird for many readers It s funny and action packed, so perhaps that will be enough to carry readers along There s also that it really defies easy categorization It s definitely fantasy, but it has plenty of science fictional and horror elements as well.A really good start as the author s first traditionally published piece

  6. Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー says:

    Thanks to Devon Munn for this recommendation I just got it and I m going to read it soon So cool to have a sci fi set in my own country Thanks to Devon Munn for this recommendation I just got it and I m going to read it soon So cool to have a sci fi set in my own country

  7. Monica **can& Monica **can& says:

    I knew the moment I saw this beautiful book that I would be buying a physical copy just so that I could occasionally look at it It has to be one of my favorite cover arts ever But this gem of a book is not just a pretty face, The Prey of Gods exceeded every expectation that I had going in It is a wonderfully unique, strange, and yet familiar story Drayden managed to take a well used plot and created a story that is so different and impressive that I am still thinking about these characters d I knew the moment I saw this beautiful book that I would be buying a physical copy just so that I could occasionally look at it It has to be one of my favorite cover arts ever But this gem of a book is not just a pretty face, The Prey of Gods exceeded every expectation that I had going in It is a wonderfully unique, strange, and yet familiar story Drayden managed to take a well used plot and created a story that is so different and impressive that I am still thinking about these characters days after having finished the book I went in thinking that I would get an interesting fantasy romp featuring a little girl in South Africa with the potential for some cool powers and maybe a little AI or other advanced technology thrown in for added entertainment What Drayden delivers is a story that is nuanced and has so much depth that I was left amazed at what she was able to do in such a short and tightly woven story Every major character in Prey of Gods represents the struggle for love, acceptance, and a sense of belonging that everyone faces at some point in their lives Each character is vying for those human necessities in different ways and for different reasons Each character is searching for that sense of home that is found not in a place, but in other people who will love them despite their individual flaws and shortcomings Drayden has created a world in which love, adoration, worship, and even fear can, for some, literally fill a hunger that can not be sated in any other way A world where when some receive those tributes whether voluntarily given or not, the receiver becomespowerful and without it they can t survive In Prey of Gods the reader not only gets to see the awakening of self awareness in people of varying ages, from a ten year old little girl to a middle aged man struggling with his own identity but we also get to see what happens when sequences of zeros and ones turn into sentience along with the fallout of new conscious choices I could easily do a long review describing the significance of each of these characters that begin as strangers, but whose lives eventually converge so dramatically However, it would be hard for me not to ruin the experience for other people Each character is so unique with so much to explore, and this is just the first book What I will say is that The Prey of Gods is hands down my favorite book that I have read so far this year Just writing this review makes me want to re read it already I will be anxiously waiting for the next book by Nicky Drayden Where you can find meMonlatable Book Reviews Twitter MonlatReaderInstagram readermonicaFacebook Monica Reeds Goodreads Group The Black Bookcase

  8. K.J. Charles K.J. Charles says:

    Absolutely fantastic A SFF novel effortless mix of magic and machinery set in a near future South Africa where new tech and old gods collide The story has multiple protagonists including a just emerging gay couple and a politican with a secret life as a drag singer coming to realise she s a transwoman, also a service robot, and a girl god coming into her powers It s gleefully inventive, supremely diverse, rich, incredibly atmospheric with a terrifically well realised setting, and totally co Absolutely fantastic A SFF novel effortless mix of magic and machinery set in a near future South Africa where new tech and old gods collide The story has multiple protagonists including a just emerging gay couple and a politican with a secret life as a drag singer coming to realise she s a transwoman, also a service robot, and a girl god coming into her powers It s gleefully inventive, supremely diverse, rich, incredibly atmospheric with a terrifically well realised setting, and totally compelling A stonkingly good read, which I really struggled to put down while not wanting it to end Highly recommended

  9. Book Riot Community Book Riot Community says:

    In future South Africa, there s a demigoddess Not a powerful demigoddess, but a washed up demigoddess Sydney has lost all her magic and now works in a salon doing nails, but she has a plan to regain her original status kill lots of people for their blood That always works for me Hoping to keep Sydney from achieving her goal is a pop diva, a queer teen with powers, a politician, and a young Zulu girl who has also recently discovered she has a little magic in her Now add robots, genetic en In future South Africa, there s a demigoddess Not a powerful demigoddess, but a washed up demigoddess Sydney has lost all her magic and now works in a salon doing nails, but she has a plan to regain her original status kill lots of people for their blood That always works for me Hoping to keep Sydney from achieving her goal is a pop diva, a queer teen with powers, a politician, and a young Zulu girl who has also recently discovered she has a little magic in her Now add robots, genetic engineering, hallucinogens, and the weirdest interspecies coupling since Roger and Jessica Rabbit, and you ve got yourself a fantastic tale This book is so much fun and full of so much weirdness, it makes me cackle with joy Liberty Hardyfrom The Best Books We Read In May 2017 ____________________Go read the first chapter of The Prey of Gods, which is up on Drayden s website I ll wait here Okay, you re back What did you think Wild, right When s the last time you read a chapter that ended with a crab and a dolphin having sex And believe me the rest of the chapters the next one features a robot coming to consciousness watching that cross species sex scene, FYI keep the surprises coming Set in South Africa, The Prey of Gods is an imaginative, raucous, queer as hell adventure where each turn is unexpected but utterly delightful It s part urban fantasy with gods think Gaiman s American Gods or Wig s The Wind City and part robot uprising think Westworld or Terminator There are demigods expanding their powers, a new club drug giving humans a taste of their own divinity, robots coming to consciousness, a trans politician turned diva, a pop star with MS, queer teens, andDerek Attigfrom The Best Books We Read In January 2017

  10. TL TL says:

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review All my opinions are my own Wow one of those highly anticipated of mine reads that lived up to what I was hoping it would be.This is a crazy, weird, bizarre ride that drew me in from the first page overused expression shrugs To some maybe but for me, this was a journey I didn t want to leave for real life Dang human body needing sleep too, how dare it.We get POVs from a few different characters Nomvula I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review All my opinions are my own Wow one of those highly anticipated of mine reads that lived up to what I was hoping it would be.This is a crazy, weird, bizarre ride that drew me in from the first page overused expression shrugs To some maybe but for me, this was a journey I didn t want to leave for real life Dang human body needing sleep too, how dare it.We get POVs from a few different characters Nomvula, Sydney, Stoker, Muzi, Clever, Riya, Mr Tau but it never feels crowded Each character has a part to play, how big or how small you shall see Clues and hints pop up along the way as we get to know everyone involved and what the world around them is like.No one character is perfect, they have their vices flaws beliefs what have you and some you won t like very much at the beginning And the chapters of one may confuse you at first, but just stick with it. it ll become clear later on.The writing in this It was delightful and compelling Miss Drayden blends everything beautifully, no element feels out of place, even thebizarre offbeat weird ones That made me love it all theand kept wishing the book wouldn t end.At one point I wanted to kick Muzi and on a separate note, Riya a couple times. even though I could see her reasoning and yet was proud of him at the same time.The way the mythology was done was very creative.and had me wondering which demigod power I would end up with Possibly Dolphin or maybe the crab That could have been a whole book in itself in my opinion.The ending had my hope going for everyone involved, and a smile on my face then, that last page Holy Crap I turned the next page hoping forafter that in vain I wantWill there belooks to Miss Drayden hopefully Would recommend, hope you enjoy it as much as I did Happy reading

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