Athanasios works in Montreal as a graphic/video artist, illustrator & writer in dvd production & film. He has been researching & crafting Mad Gods: weaving in factual & rumoured history for over ten years.
Athanasios has been interested in religion & faith since childhood. This led to studying a bewildering variety of beliefs from pagan, wicca, judaism, christianity, islam, to hindu, buddhism, shinto, luciferianism & much more. The interest made its own momentum & brought Mad Gods.
His other interests include most entertainment, from film, to television & books. He won't try video games for the same reason he doesn't keep his favourite booze in the house; he would do nothing else. There was a short time that he was into World of Warcraft but that became the obsession he knew it would be. He had to leave it for a deeper & more engrossing one: Mad Gods.
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Disturbing historical & contemporary images featuring Messiah's refusal to rapture or bring the world to apocalypse, armageddon or end times.Predatory Ethics Book I: Mad Gods
Sneak peek at Mad GodsPredatory Ethics Book II: Commitment
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Smashwords book reviews by Athanasios Galanis
- Sins of the Father
on May 03, 2012
I was a beta reader for this and RJ is a friend. Full disclosure aside Sins was a well written and touching story.
The great parts of the story were that the author doesn't spoon feed the plot to the reader, one has to connect the dots on one's own. Bowen is an unfortunate innocent who is the plaything of an ancient power seeking to return to this world. As the title suggests it is due to wrongs and transgressions Bowen was never a part of.
RJ makes you feel and ache for this child and Bowen is the best part of Sins, yet the other main character of Aaron is less sympathetic and didn't take hold of my interest as much as the boy did.
The detractions in Sins are hardly worth mentioning but I wished it could've had a more direct plot. By that I mean there wasn't as much conflict between the two main characters and the ancient evil until the final parts where the story ends.
This by no means makes Sins of the Father a lesser tale it just doesn't quite reach the point I would've had it go as an armchair auteur. Yet the obvious must be stated, I'm not RJ and this isn't my tale, but this is my review, and RJ told the story she wanted to tell the way she wanted to.
In closing RJ writes with a confidence and self assuredness of what she wants to say and how she wants to say it you rarely see.
- Sunset: Pact Arcanum: Book One
on April 17, 2013
Inventive and Refreshing
Pact Arcanum beams you into its world from the first page and keeps you immersed in its world till the end.
I enjoyed the world of Nick, the Daywalkers, the Nightwalkers Lorcan and Rory, the Sentinels and how they navigated their hidden world jarringly into view of the rest of earth's inhabitants: humanity.
It doesn't matter what anybody's sexual tastes are and I have to admit the few times the story lagged for me were the love scenes between characters. Not because they were homo or hetero erotic but because they took me out of the narrative for no more reason than titillation.
This is the only distraction from a complex, intertwined and thoroughly thought out story. I would encapsulate it by calling it sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal that begins what could be a modern epic.