The Lost Valor of Love

The Lost Valor of Love

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E A Carter By ea_carter Completed

❃ AWARD-WINNING PUBLISHED NOVEL❃ Growing up during the centuries-long conflict between the empires of Egypt and Hatti, the young princess Istara is taken hostage by the King of Hatti to secure the loyalty of her father, the King of Kadesh to the empire. Soon her new life in Hatti's glittering capital becomes all she knows. Bound in blood before the gods to Hatti's unwilling crown prince, Istara, now Hatti's queen-in-waiting, learns she will never be loved.
But the drums of war beat again, and when the scheming plans of Hatti's king threaten the existence of all civilization, the gods give Istara a choice: to leave behind everything she knows to save mankind, or remain where she is, powerless, a token on the game board of kings. On the brink of one of the most brutal battles in history, she chooses to risk her life to deliver a message to the only man able to prevent the prophecy from becoming a reality--her mortal enemy, the Pharaoh Ramesses II.
Wounded, cold and hungry, she wanders in the battle's horrific aftermath, and aids a powerful commander, who she learns protected her once, and has been bound to her ever since by a prophetic dream of his future. Despite his resistance, and Istara once more becoming a pawn of kings, they must confront an eternal love so powerful, not even kings, the gods, or death can keep them apart.

The Lost Valor of Love is the first book in the Transcendence series.


Winner. The Writers' Olympics
Winner. Good As Gold Awards
Winner. The Pursuit of Excellence Awards
Fourth Place. The Fiction Awards
Ranked #1 June 10-13, 2017
Selected for Wattpad Picks Featured List March 30, 2018
© E A Carter 2017 All Rights Reserved
Cover Design © Debbie O'Byrne

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Mariaroland Mariaroland Apr 30
I'm so excited to read this!! It's been a while since I found a well-written book on Wattpad. I'm amazed that you kept this up here, instead of taking it all down once you'd published it, but so grateful!
TheLadyShira TheLadyShira Nov 29, 2017
I'm very excited to start reading this from the amount of dedication you have put into it!
CoralWalk CoralWalk Jan 21
Well I guess then again there are different kinds of Hittites and we can't be sure if any of the "known" ones are actually the ones mentioned in the bible. Maybe they have nothing to do with the Hittite Empire... sorry I'm rambling...
CoralWalk CoralWalk Jan 21
Doesn't the bible mention Hittites? The Hebrew Scriptures were also written around the time your book takes place...give or take a century I guess.
mabholloway mabholloway Apr 04
I'm impressed by the amount of research and work you have by into this. I know little to nothing about ancient Egypt, but really enjoy the topic, so I'm looking forward this this. Two chapters in and loving in :P
No words for the amount of dedication. Thank you so much, very inspiring