Chet Moran is just getting out of jail and is ready to start a new life as a new man. With his pregnant wife Trish, he decides to answer a mysterious internal call to go to his grandmother’s out in the middle of nowhere. The last thing he’d expected was having to go to purgatory and back to save his wife and unborn child.

 “Gavin wouldn’t guess to where this would end, but of one thing he was certain: there would be more blood, much more blood.”

In Lost Gods, Brom shows us his own version of the underworld, complete with bits of various mythology mixed in with entirely new ideas. One of the most astounding parts of this novel is the imagery; being an artist as well as a writer, he has a way of putting the images so vividly in the reader’s head that the entire story feels completely real. Not only this, but any reader may find themselves able to find the character art that Brom actually created for this work, giving an even more complete image of the mystical and terrifying creatures of Hell. There was a lot of time and effort put into these pages, and it shows in things such as the thought put into creating an underworld hierarchy between humans, gods, and demons. Complete with twists and turns that will keep you hooked until the very end, there isn’t a single section of this book where the story runs dry. It’s refreshing to read a novel written by one so passionate about their work.