Flawed Gods is a beautifully woven hybrid of both sci-fi and fantasy. The author manages to move seamlessly from our world, to those she has created. Unlike with so many fantasy books, at no point did I feel that she had taken a step to far. She handles the balance between believability, and outright fantasy, with all the skill of a tightrope walker. At no point does she topple into the cliché, or over trodden paths of others.
The characters in this book are well formed and completely compelling. Doella, the main character, is a good example of this. I could totally see her in my mind’s eye, and I wasn’t always sure that I liked what I saw. That’s one of the things I liked about this book, too often characters are too black or white. For me, Doella was kind of gray—as are many people in the real world. Nobody is perfect, least of all, a flawed God.
I highly recommend this book to lovers of both fantasy and sci-fi—the rest of you will love it too, I know I did. Five stars.
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)