When a man discovers the body of the long-lost Messiah, he fears her very presence might incite a holy war. When she wakes up, he is certain of it…
Nathan Rook never had much use for faith. As a soldier in the last war, he witnessed first-hand the devastation wrought by the ageless religious schism so deeply dividing his country. But when he discovers an ancient coffin and finds a living, breathing woman inside, he believes he may have stumbled across the greatest discovery in history—or the greatest hoax. From her ceremonial dress to her elaborate tattoos, the mysterious woman is the perfect incarnation of the Messiah, and she wields a power that defies the very laws of magic. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t remember anything, not even her own name.
As he strives to restore her memory, Rook realizes it might not matter if she is the genuine Messiah or not. Once word of her discovery gets out, every faction in the city will seek to claim her legendary power as their own. Together they struggle to evade a mad prince, a renegade general, and a power-hungry senator, but he has yet to confront the biggest problem of all: he might be falling in love with her.
The Shattered Messiah Trilogy begins with THE LAST GODDESS, an epic fantasy with just the right blend of action, humor, mystery, and romance (145,000 words, 550 pages).
You can read the first three chapters of the book here (PDF format).
“As a mage I learned to destroy men, and as a savior I learned to redeem them. But as Empress I must learn to do both…and that, I fear, is a challenge I am not yet ready to face.”
—Kendera Darenthi, the First Empress
Two months have passed since the Unity Day Massacre bloodied the streets of Haven, and the Darenthi Republic lies in shambles. Empress Malivar, the architect of a tenuous peace, is dead. The Assembly of the Six Gods, once a formidable international alliance, has disbanded. And perhaps worst of all, the return of the long-lost Messiah has only inflamed the holy war between the Balorites and Edehans. Now, as an army of fanatics and their mysterious leader threaten to conquer Esharia, the only hope for the newly-crowned Empress Selaste and her allies is a last-ditch assault upon an impenetrable fortress.
THE LAST EMPRESS is the second book in the Shattered Messiah Trilogy (155,000 words, 600 pages).
The harsh grip of winter has brought a much needed respite from the civil war ravaging Darenthi, but Empress Selaste has been unable to rally the disparate Esharian nations against the looming specter of a resurrected god. Now, with Abalor’s invincible Faceless army set to begin its final march of conquest, she must reach out to her people’s greatest enemy in the hopes of forming a last, desperate alliance to stem the tide of darkness.
THE LAST SACRIFICE is the epic conclusion to the acclaimed Shattered Messiah Trilogy (183,000 words).