The Call of Eternity
❃Coming in 2018 - The sequel to The Lost Valor of Love ❃
Waking from an eon-long slumber, the storm god Teshub discovers one of the most powerful couples in the pantheon have fallen to the mortal realm, their forbidden breach triggering the ominous tremors spreading across the immortal realm.
Upon his throne in Tarhuntassa's royal palace, Urhi-Teshub is crowned King of Hatti; a god among men. His queen's throne remains empty, his wife stolen by the pharaoh of Egypt as compensation for The Battle of Kadesh. But the new King of Hatti is prepared to do whatever it takes to reclaim his queen, and plans for war begin.
In Pi-Ramesses, Ahmen's hatred and bitterness grows day by day. He vows to make Sethi pay, unprepared for how far-reaching the consequences will be.
In Babylon, as empires endure violent earthquakes, famine and plagues, the demi-god Marduk walks amongst the relics of a world long-gone; running his fingers over his weapons; flying machines and regeneration devices thinking of only one thing--the portal he allowed everyone to believe he had destroyed during the wars between gods and men, hidden in a far-off cavern, half a world away. He senses its awakening after an eternity of silence. It can only mean one thing: immortals once more walk among men.
And from far without, as a multitude of other worlds spin and hurtle around him, the Creator eyes his dying creation, its fragile boundaries shattered, unraveling, slow. From across an enormous board, laid out over several levels, he picks up Istara's token--an exact replica of the living woman. He smiles at it with fondness and sets it down on a new space. Folding his hands together, he steps back, and waits.
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