I just finished reading volume 2... woah. Talk about an amazing story. Roughly: Every 90 years these gods come back to earth and once they are "reborn" as the gods they are, they have two years to live. They live their two godly years as pop stars, performing and motivating mortals. Volume 1 builds up the gods and shows how they interact with people and volume 2 shows the downside of their two years on earth; They're starting to notice their temporary mortality. We're not much closer to solving Luci's situation, but we do meet two new gods in volume 2 and when we do...wow. I exclaimed aloud!