Montana was a normal boy in his Senior year at high school. He lived with his brother, Rhode, and attended classes. He was also gay and very much still in the closet. Only his brother knew, and his parents – which is why Montana now lives with his brother. One day after gym class, Montana’s whole world fell apart. While changing back into street clothes after class, Montana is taunted by a hand full of other boys in the locker room and then raped. By all of them. Montana doesn’t even remember the entire horrifying experience or how many boys took their turns with him, as the trauma caused him to black out, waking up covered in blood and bruises in the shower room.
Montana decides not to tell anybody, but as soon as his brother sees him, Montana tells him the story, begging him not to call the school and report the incident as the leader of the boys, Paul, threatened Montana with further violence. Taking the next day off school to try and get his head together, he goes out to the small fountain in the back of the apartment complex to take some quiet time. A strange man approaches, Mauldgen and there’s instant sparks from the start. But the sparks are more than lust, there’s already and undercurrent of love and caring between them as Montana talks to Mauldgen, telling him what had happened to him.
Montana and Mauldgen begin spending time together, watching their feelings grow for each other by the day with Mauldgen feeling very protective of Montana. This is when Mauldgen divulges to Montana that he can help him get revenge against the boys that gang raped him. That’s what Mauldgen does, it’s what he is. A bit confused, a little in love and still ashamed by the experience, Montana agrees to go along with the plan that Mauldgen has hatched.
Without giving too much of the story away, the night that the revenge takes place is a bloody and scary experience for both Montana and Mauldgen. One where they have to run in order to be safe from the authorities. They flee to Mexico, where Mauldgen knows somewhere they can stay and be safe.
When down in Mexico, more of Mauldgen’s true nature is reveled to Montana. He’s not just good at exacting revenge, he’s worshiped by a sect of people in the little town in Mexico. Montana asks if Mauldgen is human and immortal, Maulden only vaguely answers these questions.
This is where I have to stop the synopsis of the book, as you really have to read this one to get the full impact of what a Blood God is and what he can do. Given that, there’s still a romantic twist to the book that I really enjoyed and didn’t expect with a title such as the one this book carries with it. It was a quick read and a short book so the time seems to move really fast between the different scenes, making you have to pay attention to keep up.