- Publisher: Curl Up Press
- Available in: Ebook, Paperback, Audiobook in English. All other rights available.
- ISBN: 978-1-912105-61-8
“It doesn’t matter what you believe. The time is here regardless. They are coming. After so long, the gods are rising again.”
Ben Henare turned away from the gods of his ancestors to follow his own path, choosing the modern world over myths of demons and monsters.
But when New Zealand is shaken by earthquakes and dark powers are released, Ben must fight his way north through ice caves and oceans, battling the evil god Whiro and the creatures of the earth and sky.
Lucy Campion is a trainee doctor, a rational scientist with no belief in demons. When her parents are killed and her sister is threatened, Lucy is tasked with carrying an ancient talisman north to where the oceans meet. But both human and supernatural foes stand in her way.
As the people they love are threatened and New Zealand begins to crumble, can Ben and Lucy find each other again and save the country from the wrath of the Risen Gods?
Risen Gods is a fast-paced, urban fantasy adventure set in Aotearoa/New Zealand, rich with Maori mythology of gods and goddesses, demons and devils.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling supernatural thriller author J.F.Penn, and dark fantasy author, J. Thorn, comes a stand-alone novel of demons, monsters, and Risen Gods.
Available in ebook, print and audiobook format
“This book is an imaginative thrill ride that I loved. It is a natural disaster story mixed with thrilling action and fascinating fantasy based on the religion of the Maori, the native New Zealand culture.” – Diana in SC
“I was completely blown away. What a mixture of horror and the mystical, characters and their relationships, and thundering thrills at every turn. I couldn’t stop reading, ran down the battery on my Paper White and immediately ran to read it on my phone. I’ve *never* done that before.” – Mary A. Madsen
“‘Risen Gods’ has everything … a fascinating location, well-drawn, 3-dimensional characters I care about and a well-defined conflict between good and evil.” – Lily McD
“Absolutely loved it. I really appreciated the idea of setting a thriller in New Zealand. I love learning more about the world’s customs and differences, along with an edge of your seat story.” – Marilynrhea
“This was a fantastic read! It hooked me right from the beginning and was unputdownable.” – Julia B.