I am not a hero. I never wanted to become a god.
The demon lords of the underworld took my wife and unborn child far too soon. I will take back what is mine. And whatever else I must to do it.
When she sighed, the goddess’ breath was heavy and moist, smelling of pomegranate and coconut and allspice. “I cannot bring her back to you, Z’nnek.”
My heart could not have sunk any lower nor my resolve become any more unyielding. A blank black slate, my mind refused to produce a next plan. My heart stopped and refused to break.
“But I will give you a gift,” she said with a wan smile, “which may enable you to catch her before it is too late.”
Fickle hope kindled in my heart which resumed its beating.
“This gift does not come without cost,” she said.
Beware the wrath of a peaceful man.
Death Descends is the origin story of the god of the unclaimed dead, Z’nnek. The story takes place 8,000 years before the events of Raven Queen, Arise in the Temple of Vengeance quadrilogy.