Omos has the hangover from hell and he is
stuck in what appears to be a piece of rock in the middle of
the ocean. The last thing he remembers is getting drunk in a
little village where someone did something to make him angry –
which could explain why the peninsula where the village
existed is now rubble under the sea. It never pays to make a
god angry…Now, Omos needs to feed to replenish all the energy
he foolishly wasted destroying the coast, but how to do that
when he is stuck all by himself with no one and nothing to
Haru has been searching for Omos for some
years as Haru needs his help. It has been over a hundred
years since Haru freed Intana, but now the god has been
missing for too many years for it to be just Intana sulking.
Omos, as Intana’s father, can help Haru find him, but will he
help? Regardless of Omos’ intentions Haru will get his
cooperation. Haru has grown into his powers during the last
century and hopefully he can entice Omos to help or somehow
force Omos to his gentle will. However, Haru will have to
tread carefully as Vaal is still very much in his life and
Vaal and Omos have an adversarial relationship at best. Will
they be able to work together long enough to rescue Intana or
will they fight until they tear each other apart?
Omos of the Ether is a
superb fantasy book and sequel to Haru of Sachoné House.
This book, as the continuation of Haru’s story is full of
intrigue, love, hate, passion, mysticism and surprises that
will keep you turning the pages. Haru has changed in the
years that have passed and become something more than human,
but less than a god. Just like in the previous book, Haru is
wise beyond his years and acts as the stabilizing force
between two deities that are prone to destructive tantrums.
Haru’s charm and wisdom mixed in with his boyish delight will
entice you from start to finish. Omos, who narrates the
story, realizes through his contact with Haru how misspent his
life has been, but not willingly or gracefully – which
provides for a lot of humor in the story. Vaal serves as a
catalyst for most of Omos’ revelations and does not pass up
any chance to provoke Omos into embarrassment. Both Vaal and
Omos try to be intimidating and abusive but Haru acts as the
parent who smiles benignly at an offspring’s foolishness while
gently moving them towards the action he desires of them.
The chemistry between Haru, Omos and Vaal is incendiary and
when they come together it will leave you panting for breath.
Omos of the Ether ends in a
cliff hanger and I can’t wait for the next book in the series
to read about the trouble these three will get into together
and how Intana will fit into the puzzle. Omos of the
Ether is a wonderful fantasy tale that should be on
every fantasy lover’s to-be-read pile; while it can be read as
a stand-alone I suggest that you read the books in order. Get
Omos of the Ether the next time you go shopping
– you won’t regret it!