Marduk finds refuge in the young god Anu-Akad. Delivering Akad to the order would earn Marduk his freedom, but Marduk struggles to keep his love affair hidden from the Order. Will his efforts be in vain? He failed to save himself. Is he strong enough to save his lover?
Advisory: Contains portrayals of m/m sex, violence, non-con, & abuse. Intended for mature readers.
Review: So, I simply had to read this book when it was offered. I'm a mythology buff, and so many pantheons are represented here. A school for the gods is just an awesome idea, and makes for a riveting read. It has a lot of darkness in it, clearly. My heart can't help but reach out to Marduk when he's tricked and trapped by the order. For a storm god to be reduced to little better than a slave, it's rather heart wrenching. Wasn't a fan that my favorite pantheon, the Greeks, were so high strung and frankly jerks, but it happens. Then there's Akad, destined to be a supreme god with so much power, yet so timid and shy. Both are victims in different situations, and when they come together it's almost sweet, until dark sides comes to the surface but still. I wasn't disappointed at all. This was such a good read I got angry when I stopped halfway through to go participate in real life. I have to read the rest of this trilogy when it's out because this was just too good.