The art work for this beast is fantastic, it really brings the monster to life and shows his supernatural powers. When he breathes fire it makes sense as the whole trimmings on his back glow as do his eyes which creates a sense of mystery and fantasy as opposed to 'he can breathe fire because he is a dragon/lizard'. Also the character design really shows how big Godzilla is, almost twice the size of the tallest skyscraper. The other 'Gods' also look immense and incredible with Mothra becoming my favourite character in both design and persona. The art also makes Tokyo look like a desecrated wasteland as the aftermath of a great monster battle. Each character is also designed with a unique look and identity, all together the novel is worth a read for the artwork alone.
The storyline as well was a great experience. As the reader we experience the first war between the 'Gods' and also this new war which could shape humanity as they know it. The narrative revolves around a camp of survivors a few decades after the first war of beasts and how they stay alive in this Chernobyl looking environment. We get flashbacks from the main character Hiroshi and his involvement in the first war and he slowly reveals why Godzilla is so angry with humanity.
All-in-all this is one hell of a novel, really kept me intrigued and excited. The battle scenes are manic and all over the place but in a brilliant way, when all the beasts are fighting it is just like watching a film. So artwork and story are both great, characters are all unique and look incredible. And this has really revived Godzilla for me from a rubbish character I barely cared for (prior to reading this) to a mammoth beast who catches my eye and has a dark history surrounded in mystery. You must read this novel if you are a fan of sci-fi, action or fantasy it will tick all the boxes.