Fated by S.G. Browne
"I think again about how so many humans have such a difficult time staying on their paths. How they fail to live up to their potential. How they divert themselves from their optimal futures with possessions and alcohol and other distractions. Maybe they’re not so much distracting themselves from their fates as from the struggle of being human."
on a scale much grander than most contemporary fiction, Fated by S.G. Browne develops an astoundingly tragic yet beautiful tale of downfall and redemption in which nearly all of the characters are archetypical gods. the protagonist, Fate, hangs out with his friends, Death, Sloth, and Gluttony; competes with his adversary, Destiny; pops in on Truth and Wisdom when in need of information; and deals with his overbearing boss Jerry (God). each god interacts with the human world in their appropriate vocational manner influencing the humans in their presence in one way or another. a disruption occurs, however, when Fate breaks one of the forbidden rules of god-hood and falls in love with a certain curiously intriguing human…