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"I lied about not finding a way to channel magic from other beings," said Avon, referring to the failure he had admitted to last time he spoke at Hall. "There was a land I visited where magicians grew their power by feeding off their own men. Have you any idea what kind of danger you've brought to our people?" "We'll be different," said Elizo, the earlier surprise fading "I lied about not finding a way to channel magic from other beings," said Avon, referring to the failure he had admitted to last time he spoke at Hall. "There was a land I visited where magicians grew their power by feeding off their own men. Have you any idea what kind of danger you've brought to our people?" "We'll be different," said Elizo, the earlier surprise fading from his face as his voice eased back to an uncaring tone. "We are Danu." Avon made a sound halfway between mocking and despair as he heard his people's name being uttered with such blind fate. "You mean we'll be the first to fall?" he asked, not able to keep the rising anger out of his voice. "The first people to usher darkness into the world?" Faced with an enemy with superior numbers, the Danu had chosen to flee after decades of endless battles. Years later, as they are getting accustomed to their new home, they find that their enemy is hunting for them again. Chaos follows, as these ancient people are filled with bone trembling fear at the thought of annihilation. In this time of uncertainty, a man, Lucifio Lamourn, turns to the one thing his people had more than any other; magic. He proposes a plan so drastic that it'll literally change the face of the land itself. More than a hundred years later, news of that same enemy arrives to the now prosperous home of the magicians who call themselves Druids. And just as his ancestor had done in his own time, Avon Lamourn puts forward a radical plan of his own. Now he only has to convince the power hungry, decadent, and egotistic rulers of his people that his way would avert the coming war with the least amount of risk.


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"I lied about not finding a way to channel magic from other beings," said Avon, referring to the failure he had admitted to last time he spoke at Hall. "There was a land I visited where magicians grew their power by feeding off their own men. Have you any idea what kind of danger you've brought to our people?" "We'll be different," said Elizo, the earlier surprise fading "I lied about not finding a way to channel magic from other beings," said Avon, referring to the failure he had admitted to last time he spoke at Hall. "There was a land I visited where magicians grew their power by feeding off their own men. Have you any idea what kind of danger you've brought to our people?" "We'll be different," said Elizo, the earlier surprise fading from his face as his voice eased back to an uncaring tone. "We are Danu." Avon made a sound halfway between mocking and despair as he heard his people's name being uttered with such blind fate. "You mean we'll be the first to fall?" he asked, not able to keep the rising anger out of his voice. "The first people to usher darkness into the world?" Faced with an enemy with superior numbers, the Danu had chosen to flee after decades of endless battles. Years later, as they are getting accustomed to their new home, they find that their enemy is hunting for them again. Chaos follows, as these ancient people are filled with bone trembling fear at the thought of annihilation. In this time of uncertainty, a man, Lucifio Lamourn, turns to the one thing his people had more than any other; magic. He proposes a plan so drastic that it'll literally change the face of the land itself. More than a hundred years later, news of that same enemy arrives to the now prosperous home of the magicians who call themselves Druids. And just as his ancestor had done in his own time, Avon Lamourn puts forward a radical plan of his own. Now he only has to convince the power hungry, decadent, and egotistic rulers of his people that his way would avert the coming war with the least amount of risk.

10 review for Of Men Made Gods

  1. 5 out of 5

    J C Steel

    Faced with a relentless enemy, the Danu, the First People, are forced to flee their homeland, but even in their remote refuge, their enemy pursues them, leaving all their hope resting in the power of their strongest magicians. Generations later, when the same foe returns fortified with magic of their own, the Danu face a choice that will define their race, and the rift between the faction that believes that blood magic is the only option to save their race and the faction that believes that Faced with a relentless enemy, the Danu, the First People, are forced to flee their homeland, but even in their remote refuge, their enemy pursues them, leaving all their hope resting in the power of their strongest magicians. Generations later, when the same foe returns fortified with magic of their own, the Danu face a choice that will define their race, and the rift between the faction that believes that blood magic is the only option to save their race and the faction that believes that blood magic will damn all that they stand for appears to be unbridgeable. Of Men Made Gods is an interesting, thought-provoking fantasy novella, replete with magic and creatures of myth, and framing the dilemma of where a race's ethical ground defines the race itself in an imaginative setting. Osman Welela's civilisation of magic users holds themselves above all, keeping others only as slaves, which adds an ironic under-layer to the main storyline, and the gradual degeneration of the society's values is clearly sketched in as the story progresses. There were a few typographical errors that periodically pulled my attention off the story, but overall I found this novella to be definitely worth the read; well-structured and offering food for thought along with its story.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rakhi Jayashankar

    My review Of men made gods is a YA Fantasy/ Children's Fantasy. The story takes us to a world of magic, expectations, creation, experiments and imaginations. Author succeeded in enticing the reader with his writing style. Author provides the 3D projection of the imagery to the readers. Unlike several self-published books, this book is exceptionally edited and proofread. Pace of the story is not steady. It drops at some areas and gains momentum later. Author adopted an unconventional style in My review Of men made gods is a YA Fantasy/ Children's Fantasy. The story takes us to a world of magic, expectations, creation, experiments and imaginations. Author succeeded in enticing the reader with his writing style. Author provides the 3D projection of the imagery to the readers. Unlike several self-published books, this book is exceptionally edited and proofread. Pace of the story is not steady. It drops at some areas and gains momentum later. Author adopted an unconventional style in character portrayal. The area where author failed to create excitement is the dialogue. The craft of the dialogues could be given more care. One Liner An interesting fantasy read

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tere Fredericks

    I did receive a copy of this book for an honest review. Now that that's out of the way, the honest review. This book was amazing. Mr. Welela writes beautifully, lyrically. I went back and literally re-read parts because they were so hauntingly beautiful. A lot of authors can say they write beautifully, Mr. Welela is up there with the best. I never write spoilers, I believe they do a disservice to both reader and author alike. However, I will say that I never saw the ending coming. However, as I I did receive a copy of this book for an honest review. Now that that's out of the way, the honest review. This book was amazing. Mr. Welela writes beautifully, lyrically. I went back and literally re-read parts because they were so hauntingly beautiful. A lot of authors can say they write beautifully, Mr. Welela is up there with the best. I never write spoilers, I believe they do a disservice to both reader and author alike. However, I will say that I never saw the ending coming. However, as I digested the book, and realized it is a prequel, it was really the only way to end. If you want to read a book that will hook you with well developed characters (not all at once, that can't be done), magic, fantasy, and an ending that will astonish you, this is the book for you. Highly recommended!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Aly

    This was interesting. This book has magicians, gods, dragons and more. I think it was a good start for me to read from this author. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

  5. 5 out of 5

    Megami

    It was a good story. It certainly left me wanting to know what will happen next because it felt like a Prologue.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tom

  7. 5 out of 5

    Martha H. Kidane

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tihut Getachew

  9. 5 out of 5

    Temesgen Feseha

  10. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Cole

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