A dark fantasy thriller by award-winning author, L. D. Colter. Get ready to dive head-first into a 1950s Greece where conjoined queens rule a nation perched above an underworld filled with demi-gods and monsters, and a mortal man holds the key to the fate of the gods.
The first time Ty died he was five, the second time he was seven. He’s always believed his third death will be the final one, and now he may find out.
Greece, 1958. More than twenty years after his near-death experiences and the visions of terrifying gods that came with them, Ty leads a quiet life working as a locksmith. When a client persuades him to play in an ancient game of throwing bones his peaceful existence is shattered and Ty quickly finds himself deeply in debt, his life hanging in the balance once more. Forced to descend to the eerie mid-world of Erebus to repay his debt, his fate is soon entwined with sleeping gods, the factions that seek to control them, and an enemy powerful enough to destroy them all.
"Shunning clichés, Colter crafts a suspenseful plot that dashes along to the rousing ending... Fans of Greek myths and celestial fantasy will root for Ty and eagerly await more adventures in this polished world." - Publishers Weekly
BIOGRAPHY Due to a varied work background, Liz has harnessed, hitched, and worked draft horses, and worked in medicine, canoe expeditioning, and as a roller-skating waitress. She also knows more about concrete than you might suspect.
Liz is an active SFWA member with multiple short story publications spanning a wide range of science fiction and fantasy sub-genres. Her novels written under the name L. D. Colter explore contemporary fantasy and dark/weird/magic realism, and ones written as L. Deni Colter venture into the epic fantasy realms she grew up reading and loving. Her debut novel, A Borrowed Hell, won the 2018 Colorado Book Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy and While Gods Sleep won in 2019.
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