Join a rollicking adventure with the not-so-great deity “I WAS” as he tries to find his way in a diseased world that has forgotten him. Meet libertarian extremist sorcerer Old Hellhorns as he strives for misguided redemption and misuses power. Unravel the plans of the twitchy priestess called Reika, and endure the literally hot, irrational shark-toothed sun-goddess that brings them all together in an unintentionally high-stakes family reunion. This could be the end of mankind, all over a little goat with a big appetite. This wildly irreverent comedy pits man and deity against each other in a world where everyone has lost something, most significantly their minds.
Review by Coriantumr Savage Pace
“Of Gods and Goats. A novella that one of my best friends wrote and published. I had been waiting a year to read a copy of it. So when it came out I knew that I had to order a copy and read it.
The story is roughly about a man named Old Hellhorns, who can offer you immense magical power at the cost of a few years of your life, and of the old god I WAS. During this story you learn about who these people are, and why they are. While Old Hellhorns is an understandable villain, one that empowers the disenfranchised and abused so that they can defend themselves, but at a great cost, I WAS is on a path of self discovery from the old violent god he used to be into a much more tolerant and understanding person. These two come to blows in a very roundabout and quite comical way.
This is one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. The entire time I went through this book I kept asking myself what was going to happen next. Many nights were spent with me lying in bed and trying to guess what would happen next in the great story of I WAS and Old Hellhorns. Almost every single time I thought I knew what was going to happen I found myself surprised and thrown for a wonderful loop. Even the ending was foreshadowed yet completely shocking.
More than just the surprises though this story is a reflection on human beings. There are multiple themes working together in this story to create a tapestry of human emotion, behaviors, and irony. I found myself laughing, crying, scared, and cheering in this book. It might be a bit small in size but it’s big in heart.”