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rank 5918
word count 29402
date submitted 26.01.2009
date updated 10.02.2009
genres: Fiction, Thriller, Fantasy
classification: moderate
incomplete

2012 The Last Will and Testament of the Gods

mike cooper

Will a modern hero, son of Zeus, stop Gaia from destroying human life on the planet before the 2012 deadline set by his father?

 

Gaia, mother of Zeus reawakens him to the damage she suffers from modern despoilation. He gives humankind an ultimatum to set about her recovery or conditions for human life will deteriorate from 2012. Hera (his wife) is determined that her people will succeed. A modern myth is needed to guide people to change their relationship with the Earth. Zeus creates Alexander a contemporary hero to help her. His mother, a woman of her time, is befriended by Hera to set up a firm that will change the stakes from despoilation politics to recovery. But time and inertia is against her despite having the gods on her side. At her wits end she is forced to rely on Alexander to carry out a strategy that will allow the gods to change the acquisitive behaviour of the human race. People have forgotten their natural relationship with the Earth. Can they recover their past and remake the future in time?

 
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Jane Bain wrote 1514 days ago

Have a look at my 'favourite books' for a couple of suggestions by other authors which might be useful - re-workings of ancient themes in modern settings are some of the best stories around!
Jane Bain ('Life Script: Developing Your Personal Mythology').

Robert Tyler wrote 1640 days ago

Mike,

This book treats a very important topic and I encourage you to work further with it. I see statements and descriptions which are very nice, but the writing is still very rough.

Cheers,
Rob

Marco Cota wrote 1826 days ago

I don't see anything out of the norm with your dialog. If anything I think it is very descriptive making me feel right there.Your characters especially Zeus are well displayed and inspiring if you ask me. You are very able to convey your words in a comfortable and easily understood fashion. I liked it since I was able to get away and enjoy myself for once! Isn't that what reading a book like this is about?! Shelved. Marco

cmanteria wrote 1903 days ago

Mike,

I just completed the first chapter. I must say that I loved it with only one comment, the dialogue seems a bit over the top. A bit too dramatic and formal. You may want to read this out to yourself and see if it really sounds the way you think it does.

Shelving.

-Chris
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mike cooper wrote 1913 days ago
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