The Half God of Rainfall by Inua Ellams

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️


“Half Nigerian mortal. Half Grecian God. Half-child of Zeus. Half-lord of river waters. He would grow to possess odd gifts.”

Disclaimer – I received a free digital download of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My first impressions of The Half God of Rainfall are imaginative, easy to read and intriguing. The book surrounds Demi – the half God of Rainfall and how he came to be. This book takes you on a journey starting with a group of boys and their love of basketball and the excluded young boy – Demi. We then learn of Demi’s parentage and an oath his grandmother made with the Goddess Orun that her daughter should be protected from men.

Using mythical Gods from different nations a story is crafted of sacrifice, rage and a power struggle of God like proportions where a woman once protected is forced to take the wrath of a scorned God – Zeus. The result being Demi – the Demigod. The author uses prose to creatively knit the story behind Demi and take the readers mind on a very imaginative ride where we witness Demi’s demise and his mother’s subsequent rise. I’ve found the prose to be wonderfully written and I am intrigued by what the other works the author may have published contain.

Published by Tahmasebi Reads

I’m an avid reader, particularly of poetry and romance genres although I often read anything that takes my fancy. I’m an alpha/beta reader for author Alana Khan, an alpha reader for author Deja Blue and an ARC for NetGalley with a long review history on Amazon and Goodreads as well. Welcome to my blog!

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