City of Gods: Hellenica by Jonathan Maas

city of godsblurb from goodreads, please scroll down for the review by Deborah R.
The gods are back, and they are tearing this world apart

Zeus, Dagon, Loki, Lugh and countless other deities have come back to this earth and rule over their individual districts with no goal other than satiating their own petty desires.
The sole remaining functional province, Hellenica, decides to act. They build the Academy and are about to recruit 16 young gods with the hopes of training them to police this world.

The Horsemen

Of these 16 young gods, four have strange powers that the Academy might not be able to control. Kayana Marx, Gunnar Redstone, Tommy Alderon and Saoirse Frost aren’t like normal gods, and their abilities stem from the Monotheistic times.
But if Hellenica has any hope of holding this world together, they will have to teach these four to exercise their powers to their fullest extent, even if it might bring everything to an apocalyptic end.


I started this book thinking it was going to be an enjoyable fantasy fiction read, and I was not disappointed, it exceeded my expectations. At the start of this book the main characters and their backgrounds are introduced. When they come together the story starts to unfold and the characters take on even more depth as their trust in one another grows. Without giving too much of the story away it is the trust that the main characters have with one another that allows them to save themselves, their academy and ultimately, the world. I really enjoyed this book and although I couldn’t wait to find out how it finished, I didn’t want it to finish and am hoping there won’t be too long a wait for the next one (hopefully there will be more). I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good escape into the fantasy fiction realm.

Review by Deborah R.5stars

jonathan maasAbout the Author

Jon Maas was born in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from Stanford University with degrees in Biology and History, he’s earned a living as a Musician, Peace Corps Volunteer, Standup Comedian, TV Producer and Web Designer.

His first novel, “City of gods – Hellenica” has been well received, and his second book, ‘Spanners: The Fountain of Youth’ won the award for ‘Best Young Adult Fiction’ at the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival.

He hopes to release his third book, ‘Flare,’ later this year.

He writes on his bus commute to and from work, and has a soft spot in his heart for all types of Public Transportation.


About the Book

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 607 KB
  • Print Length: 345 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490366326
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EM5Z9N2

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