16 Best Books About Gods Update 05/2022

We mortals love to play around with the gods. From the time of Homer and theOdyssey to theMahabharata and Gesar of Ling, we’ve been telling stories about humans and the gods for a very long time. This hasn’t changed, either. They write books about gods and mythology all the time now.
Because I love to read them.

There are a lot of books about gods and mythology that I love, whether they’re based on existing mythologies or new ones that the author came up with. They can be set in ancient times or right here and now, and they can be about gods on the periphery or in the sheets, or they can be about one pantheon or all of them. If you like reading books about gods and mythology, then you’ll love reading these ones. They make us want to read epic stories from someone else’s point of view. Because in that way, the bystander also becomes god-like.

American Godsby Neil Gaiman

Based on: All the mythologies, seriously, in a modern era.

He calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible.
That storm will be much bigger than it was before.
From that point on, nothing will be the same.

Daughter of Gods and Shadowsby Jayde Brooks

Based on: A new mythical system that Brooks came up with. Djinn, succubi, zombies, and fey all make an appearance.

It says: “Eden Reid doesn’t like to read about the future.” The problem is that she has a prophecy coming down on her that is going to hurt her. As a twenty-four-year-old from Brooklyn, New York who is about to find out that she is an ancient god, this is how things work.

Deathlessby Catherynne M. Valente

A lot of this is based on Russian folklore and more recent Russian history.

When Marya Morevna grows up, “it lights up like fire.” She goes from a clever peasant girl to Koschei’s beautiful bride, to his death. Then there are magical quests, Stalinist house elves, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power.

Fifteen Dogsby André Alexis

It is based on Greek mythology, but in the modern world.

A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to give human consciousness and language to a group of dogs who spend the night at a Toronto veterinarian’s office.

The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor

On the Mahabharata and Indian politics in the last few years:

: “Tharoor’s satire is as much about Indian flaws as British blunders,” the blurb reads.

Hot as Hadesby Alisha Rai

Based on: Greek mythology, of course

“It’s not easy being Hades.” Stressful: Keeping his world safe from other gods who want to mess with it is a lot of work. So when a naked goddess falls right into his lap, with the news that he has to keep her safe for the rest of her life, he isn’t very excited. Even though he can’t help but lust after the beautiful woman.

Hounded by Kevin Hearne

It’s again based on: All mythologies, in the present day.

This is how it says in the blurb: “Atticus O’Sullivan is the last of the Druids. He runs an occult bookstore in Arizona and shapeshifts in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound.” Those who live near and work with him think this handsome, tattooed Irishman is about twenty-one years old. In fact, he’s twenty-one centuries old.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdomsby N.K. Jemisin

based on: One of fantasy’s best writers came up with a new world with a lot of interesting gods to go with it.

Yeine will learn how dangerous it can be when love and hate – and gods and mortals – are bound together in a way that can’t be broken apart.

The King Must Dieby Mary Renault

In Greek mythology, the story of Theseus is based on this.

: “The mythical hero Theseus, who killed monsters and took princesses, was king of Athens. This story is about him. He comes out of these pages as a well-defined person who is brave, aggressive, and quick.

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Palby Christopher Moore

Based on: Christianity’s myths.

This is what a blurb says: “Very well, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, full of amazing journeys and magic and healing and kung fu and corpse reanimations and demons.” Even if the Savior’s friend has a lot of skills and is very loyal, Joshua may still end up in a bad situation. But no one loves Josh more than “Maggie,” Mary of Magdala, and Biff isn’t going to let his friend suffer and rise without a fight.

Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

In this case, it’s based on a completely new mythology that’s running in the background of our world.

It says in the blurb that Carolyn is not very different from the people around her. Guacamole and steak are her favorite foods. She can use a phone. Everybody likes her Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts. Even though she was a normal American once, she was also a normal person. So, of course, that was a long time ago, too. It was before her parents died that she learned how to read and write The man they called “Father” took her and the other people in before.

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Mahabharata is based on this story.

When Panchaali is married to five royal men who have been taken from their father’s kingdom, she helps them fight back. She stays by their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she can’t hide her complicated friendship with the mysterious Krishna, or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands’ most dangerous enemy. As she is caught in the ever-changing hands of fate, she can’t say no.

Promise of Shadowsby Justina Ireland

Based on Greek mythology, but with a modern twist by Ireland.

She hasn’t been very good at being a Harpy. There are 47 ways to kill a man, but she’d rather watch reality TV than learn them. She’s not very good at magic, either. Zephyr was ready for a future where he would act like a normal person instead of a half-god assassin. That changed when her sister was killed, and Zephyr used a dark power to save herself.

Servant of the Underworldby Aliette de Bodard

Aztec mythology is what this is based on.

It says in the blurb: “A Priestess leaves from an empty room that is covered in blood. This isn’t a typical investigation for Acatl, the High Priest of the Dead. His brother is involved, and the more he digs, the more he gets caught up in the political and magical intrigues of noblemen and soldiers, and even the gods.

The Song of Achillesby Madeline Miller

Based on: Greek mythology, of course

There are gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart in this story. “The Song of Achilles is a breathtaking literary feat that brilliantly reinvents Homer’s classic, The Iliad,” says the blurb.

Till We Have Facesby C.S. Lewis

Based on: Greek mythology, of course

Lewis was haunted by the myth of Cupid and Psyche all his life, so he wrote this, his last and most important book, to tell their story through the eyes of Psyche’s sister, Oral.

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