Sumer, the Cradle of Civilization, 3,200 BC
BEFORE THE AGE OF KINGS,
WHEN GOD WAS A WOMAN...
Under the watchful eye of a deadly cobra, an empath risks her life and mankind’s future to foresee an alternative to war.
The world is about to turn from rule by women to the age of kings and wars. Nippur's high priestess Uruna is tasked with preserving matrilineal culture by prophecy. Her final recourse is her lover, a renegade lion hunter who must perform flawlessly with her in an arcane ritual no man has lived to finish.
But the regime's lack of an armed defense opens the door for a power-mad priest to impose an army of insurgents, remove women from office, and confiscate their lands. Torn between her longing for love and her pledge as bride to a nation, Uruna risks death to pull humanity back from the brink of chaos--even if the cost is more shattering than her worst nightmare.
Each book in The Sumerian Chronicles trilogy can stand alone, but the entirety is best appreciated when read in sequence. You will find the same characters throughout, but sometimes operating in different roles.