Thursday, July 31, 2014

Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure

My friend Michael G. Munz is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author. He's has written several books including the near-future science fiction series The New Aeneid Cycle and just released his newest Fantasy/Mythology/Comedy book, Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure.


You probably saw the press conference. Nine months ago, Zeus's murder catapulted the Greek gods back into our world. Now they revel in their new temples, casinos, and media empires - well, all except Apollo. A compulsive overachiever with a bursting portfolio of godly duties, the amount of email alone that he receives from rapacious mortals turns each of his days into a living hell.

Yet there may be hope, if only he can return Zeus to life! With the aid of Thalia, the muse of comedy and science fiction, Apollo will risk his very godhood to help sarcastic TV producer Tracy Wallace and a gamer-geek named Leif - two mortals who hold the key to Zeus's resurrection. (Well, probably. Prophecies are tricky buggers.)

Soon an overflowing inbox will be the least of Apollo's troubles. Whoever murdered Zeus will certainly kill again to prevent his return, and avoiding them would be far easier if Apollo could possibly figure out who they are.

Even worse, the muse is starting to get cranky.

Discover a world where reality TV heroes slay actual monsters and the gods have their own Twitter feeds: Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure!


He was kind enough to give me an advanced copy but unfortunately I wasn't able to read it before it's release date.. but now that it's out I want you all to pick up a copy for your kindle or you can buy the actually real life book, with pages and all.

I just started reading it so I can't give you my full review on it yet, but I can say I'm loving it so far... so instead here are some reviews from Amazon, btw the book has 30 reviews (all positive) and a 4.5 out of 5 star average.

Reviews from Amazon:

"Zeus Is Dead is full of laugh-out-loud moments, lashings of sly wit, moan-worthy puns, and a complex, fast-paced storyline. There aren't very many humorous fantasy murder mysteries out there, especially not as intricately constructed as this one. Michael G. Munz takes a 'What if,' and runs with it like a toddler with Mom's smart phone. The guffaw-worthy throwaway bits will remind you of Douglas Adams. A very enjoyable read." -Jody Lynn Nye, author of View from the Imperium and co-author of the Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve

"Not since the people of Atlantis predicted 'low humidity' has there been such an original twist in Greek Mythology. This book is also far more amusing." -Brian Rathbone, creator of the bestselling Godsland Fantasy Series

"Zeus Is Dead is a book about the return of old gods, but Cthulhu is not in evidence, and it did not drive me to the very edge of madness. Instead it is a hilarious, satirical, page-turning romp through a world beset by plagues of monsters, egotistical gods, and reality television shows. I highly recommend this book to those who value both their sanity and a hearty guffaw. " -Seamus Cooper, author of The Mall of Cthulhu

"A hilarious mythological tale of god-like proportions. Munz has crafted a tale of bizarro comic fantasy that sits comfortably among the ilk of Gaiman and Pratchett." -Andrew Buckley, author of Death, the Devil, and the Goldfish

"Munz's tale echoes the bureaucratic insanity of Douglas Adams's creations, the banter of Grant and Naylor's Red Dwarf, and the cynicism of Ben Croshaw in order to bring us a clever, hilarious tale of adventure and grudging heroism." -Jonathan Charles Bruce, author of Project Northwoods

You can follow Michael on Twitter @TheWriteMunz, and/or "Like" his author page on Facebook.   

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