Powerful and secret organizations have manipulated fate to dominate governments, influence religions, corrupt humanity and steal their souls.
Just before they succeeded in their centuries old plans they were stopped. In 1962 just one man and a lost soul were the only things standing in their way.
They gave us a new hope in the face of an oblivion laid out in forgotten Gospels and the Bible. What could one person do against such overwhelming opposition intent on enslaving the world? Mad Gods is a unique and engaging read that re-imagines myth and gods.
Athanasios, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
Mad Gods denotes that all gods are mad, as in the insane variety not the modern angry common usage. Predatory Ethics is “Do Onto Others Because You Can.” A perversion of “Do Onto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.”
Who was your favorite character and why?
Favorite character is Kostadino because he has the strength of character to defy fate and to give his adopted son Adam an example of this defiance. Adam then draws upon that strength to stand up for himself.
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
The moral theme of the book is personal responsibility and being adult enough to shoulder it without handing it over to gods and devils.
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about your writing that shows they “get” you as an author?
Mad Gods is a thought provoking and suspenseful story told well.
The author who publishes under the pen name “Athanasios” does a very good job with this story. His plot line is well thought out and researched. The historical facts are presented well and his book builds with suspense to a climactic pinacle. “Athanasios” tells this story well.
Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
One of my reviewers already said: “…a killer book. At times, very shocking, with lyrical writing, poetic in tone, as well as absolutely vivid imagery.”
Where can people learn more about your writing?
People can learn more about Predatory Ethics world in which Mad Gods is set: http://predatoryethics.com