14.4.10

Book Review: Lex Trent versus The Gods By Alex Bell


Cheats never prosper. At least that's what everyone else would have you believe. But Lex Trent knows better. Lex knows that, with a bit of luck, the quickest route to success is to lie, swindle and cheat all the way to the top.
Unfortunately Lex has taken his scams a step too far...
Rather than see his neck in a noose, he's forced to go on the run in a world of irritable Gods, fearsome magicians and strange beasts.
But luck is still on his side, just.
The God's favourite pastime is The Games...
and Lex has just become one of the human playing pieces. With fame, glory and untold wealth at stake, Lex isn't going to lose (especially as that so often involves dying)- in fact he fully intends to beat the Gods at their own game.

This book is quite different from what I usually read but I really enjoyed it. I didn't think that Lex Trent was a particularly likable character but this just adds to the story as he gets himself into one scrape after another.
Alex Bell gives the reader non-stop action and adventure throughout the book. The pace of the story is pretty fast especially when Lex becomes involved in The Games. I loved the vivid descriptions within the book and I think that it would make a brilliant film.
Alex Bell takes quite ordinary objects and situations and gives them a magical twist. I loved the enchanted ship that Lex travels on and the squabbling Gods who use humans for their own gain.
I hope that there will be more Lex Trent books as he is the kind of character that wouldn't stop at one adventure.

8 comments:

Clarence Carlyle said...

Nicely reviewed. Came to your site while looking for reviews on the books that we are looking forward to keep in our office library.

Being an avid reader, I think the world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts except books. In their world, there are volumes that have seen this happen again and again and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the heart of men centuries dead.

Clarence

Dot said...

Clarence- Thanks for visiting my blog! How wonderful that you have an office library, it is such a good idea.

Scattie said...

This sounds like a really interesting read, its not a book that I would usually pick up from a shelf, but sometimes its good to go outside your comfort zone with the types of books you read. Thank you for this brilliant review, I think its another book I might have to try!
My reading pile is getting bigger lol Hugs xxx

Dot said...

Scattie- It's very different from what I normally read but I have had some pleasant surprises when going out of my comfort zone recently!

Charlie said...

I've finally taken note of this one, seen it around, but read about it properly the other day. I like that Alex Bell is so young - if there's a motive for others to keep going it's her success.

The book definitely sounds worth checking out. I read few adventures, mostly for lack of finding them, and the setting sounds fun. Thanks for all the details!

Dot said...

Charlie- I know Alex Bell has done so well, I want to try one of her books for adults next.

thebookwormchronicles said...

Oooo I haven't read a good fantasy adventure in forever! Oh no I think you are most definitely helping to extend my TBR list hehe.

Dot said...

The Bookworm Chronicles- It can be dangerous looking at blogs, I always finish with a list of new books that I want!

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