The Game of Eternity makes pawns of man and fey alike, and with the era of Aten coming to a close, a new war is soon to begin.
It is Mictlan Festival, the highlight of the Atenist calendar; a time when the spirits of the dead return to their loved ones, and a time of thanksgiving and merriment. But when the High Sage is assassinated in Terrahgonia’s capital city, Emperor Stefan and his court must prepare for war against the Soltyrian Empire, and find a balance between protecting the mainlanders, and keeping the tenuous alliance with the Empress’ kingdom of Arsinia.
The Champions were chosen to bring honour and glory to their patron god and shape the future of their realms. Cycle after cycle, these champions fight and die and rise again.
A traitor, a godless emperor, a jaded former assassin, and a sheltered princess rediscover their past lives, and their affiliation with their patron gods. Caught between duty and honour, love and desire, and familial resentments, hard choices must be made; and their power just might bring about the demise of one of the greatest empires in the known world.
Meet the Champions…
JAMIE COOPRIJA — CHAMPION OF THE THREE-FACED ONE:
After betraying the order of assassins he was fledged to as a trainee, Jamie finds himself in a spiritual struggle, and in the middle of a war he simultaneously loathes and revels in.
EMPEROR STEFAN — CHAMPION OF THE SHROUDED ONE:
Caught in an escalating holy war, Stefan Rumianstev, a godless emperor must find faith in himself to protect the Terrahgonian at all costs, even if it means harming the ones closest to him.
LUX ROBERTSON — HIGH PRIESTESS OF THE BRIGHT ONE:
When an owed debt to a deadly fey exile rips Lux Robertson from her crappy life in the slums of the Lower Antalya, Lux must survive on her wits to protect herself and her nine year old sister, Zelda, and come to terms with her past life as a priestess of a god shrouded in just as many secrets as his darker counterpart.
PRINCESS ROYAL ILLYRIA — CHAMPION OF THE GODDESS OF STARS:
Whisked away to a strange land with very different customs, Princess Illyria must learn to stand strong on her own merits whilst secretly uncovering the secrets of her new husband, the High King of the Unseelie Court, and his connection to the games.
And So it Begins…
Superpower strongholds will fall, and ancient empires will rise from the ashes. King or Queen, warrior or coward, noble or low born— all fates are woven in the Tapestry of Time; everyone a pawn in the Game of Eternity.