This shape-shifter is back and ready to fight even more gods.
After becoming Inanna's champion, Val is an ordinary starchild in an ordinary cult with ordinary humans. The war over and branded with a star on their shoulder to mark them as her personal fighter. While the outside of the temple looks as if it could fall under the slightest breeze, inside is teeming with women and eunuchs serving the goddess. The roof garden is full of life and a lazy river in the temple perfect for relaxation. The strays that roam the streets and ships that fly in the night sky kind of the same as the forest back home. It's not the worst life while waiting to learn what battle they might fight next.
But things change when a woman is found dumped at the door. Nearly beaten to death and Inanna the only one who has the power to save her in time, a starchild's world is about to become a lot more violent, again. The human speaks of a man nicknamed "Jackie" taking prostitutes off the street as part of a game. The closer to dying, the more points earned. A rumor he competes against others in a twisted competition. But when it seems that is the worst Jackie could do, he murders his family and goes missing.
When Inanna's twin and god of the sun and justice teams up for divine law and order, it becomes far worse than they ever imagined. The one man with a knife quickly turning into five gods and a demented plan they can only guess what the end goal is.
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About the Author
SR Brown was born with a pen and paper in their hands and has been writing since their mother recovered from such a strange labor. They live in a small town in Wisconsin and enjoys time with two mutts from the shelter while listening to the sounds of nature and ghosts that let bugs in the house. Brown has traveled the world, crawled to the depths of the earth, spent time climbing mountains of written works as nonfiction editor for Sheepshead Review—their college literary journal—all for character study. When not writing, there is a long list of shows and books they need to digest for research, sections of the town to explore in case they haven’t yet found their quest to be a chosen one, or looking at memes online.
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