Justine, Juan and Marco Borrego - War of the Gods

Monday, June 9, 2014

34. War of the Gods by Justine, Juan and Marco Borrego (2013)
The Chimera Box Series Book 1
Length: 35 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 4 June 2014
Finished: 9 June 2014
Where did it come from? From Netgalley
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 16 January 2014
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Justine, Juan and Marco Borrego are new authors for me.

Seven-year-old Justin is an ordinary little boy. He imagines living in a world full of mythical creatures and having thrilling adventures, similar to those that he studies about at school in Greek mythology. Then, one day, his mother brings home something that she calls a chimera box. When Justin asks her what the word 'chimera' means, he learns that it is derived from Greek mythology - describing anything perceived as wildly imaginative. 

As a naturally reserved child, Justin is initially wary of the box; but his wariness soon turns to curiosity, and then intrigue. Finally, on a dull and rainy day, he finds the courage to step inside the chimera box. Having the confidence to take that first step, Justin enters a magical world which exceeds even his wildest imagination.

He travels to dangerous lands and comes face to face with terrifying creatures. His journey into this newly discovered world is made alongside, and under the guidance of, the faithful Greek goddess, Gaea. Gaea has absolute faith in Justin's abilities - and she helps him to believe in himself and in his formidable skills, in preparation for the most challenging battle he will ever fight.

Justin will confront Hades; doing battle with Cronus and the Cyclops, in order to fulfill the prophecy and save all the trapped and defenseless gods, who are at the mercy of the combined wrath of Zeus and Jupiter. Justin must learn to face his fears and ultimately find the courage to endure many struggles and battles. Together Justin and Gaea must defeat the evil - the fate of the gods lies in their hands. 

War of the Gods is the first book in an exciting new series, written for children from the ages of five to ten. Each subsequent book in this series follows a different child's journey as they step into the magical chimera box; a special vessel which allows a child’s creativity and imagination to flourish, enabling them to transform into a different character. In order for this transformation to take place, the child must find their hero within. The chimera box will grant each child the ability to go anywhere and become anyone or anything their heart desires; a place where dreams come alive and where there are no boundaries to what voyage a child can go on.

I originally chose this book because I love reading anything having to do with mythology. In my opinion, this is a very intriguing premise and I'm curious to find out where this series will lead. I suppose only the chimera box will tell. I give War of the Gods by Justine, Juan and Marco Borrego a definite A!

A! - (90-95%)

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