Reviewed by: Sooz
Approximate word count: 105,000-110,000 words
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J. Simon has written four books. You can find more information on the books atthis website.
Samantha, a god, has just woken up from hibernation finding that her powers don’t necessarily work as they should – or at all. With a band of other gods who have distinctive powers, it comes down to Samantha and her band of gods and humans to save the museum where she lives and, maybe even save the world.
Ever wonder what a god would be like if they lived among humans? Fossilized Gods takes a look at it, even if some of those are gods are stuck to one place such as the museum their remains have tethered them to.
Samantha, an Egyptian god, is awoken from her long, long sleep. She begins to explore the new world and realize it is full of possibilities and craziness and so many more people who should worship her. What makes Sam unique is her outlook. She isn’t actually trying to convert everyone around her – although she tries – but rather she is a fun-loving, goofball who likes humans a bit more than she thought she would.
Her partners, others gods also awoken at the same time, play off Sam’s character well. They all try to make their place in the new world explaining why they are supreme gods, but have enough unique talents that they take on an evil god trying to take over the world.
The book is silly at times. The imagination of J. Simon is off the charts. Even though there is plenty of action and dire circumstances – we are talking the end of the world here! – Simon is able to do it in a way that is fun and inventive. The author is able to take what may seem like a regular occurrence in our every day lives and distort in a way that will make you see things differently.
It’s plenty of fun.
There were a few typos in the book.
Rating: ****Four Stars