A monarch. A sacrificial lamb. A traitor.
As Goddess of the Dead, Kigal's world is looking brighter. Her cult has spread, her kingdom is finally safe, and a possible romance begins to bloom. Yet when she angers the mighty god Enlil, a terrible secret comes to light, one that shocks and horrifies her—the truth of what Nergal did to her mother.
With the two gods now locked in open opposition, Kigal is caught at an impasse. Risk looking weak in the eyes of the pantheon and leave her kingdom vulnerable, or exact vengeance upon the god she thought she knew—but risk destroying her heart? As cunning gods and ancient monstrosities scheme for ruin, Kigal finds herself forced to make a choice that could save herself—or damn them all.
Lord of Blight is a 30,000-word novella, the third in the Mesopotamian fantasy Queen of Shades series.
About the Queen of Shades series
This fast-paced historical fantasy series is packed with demons, monsters, gods and goddesses, ancient lore, and more. If you enjoy diverse fantasy with intrigue of mythic proportions, struggles for justice, enemies-to-lovers, and a lot of heart – this series is for you.
What Readers are Saying
"An exciting, fast-paced story full of magic and monsters, this nonetheless got me thinking deeply about death, grieving, and rituals surrounding grief. If you're looking for an evocative, thought-provoking story with girl power and just a dash of sass, give this a shot!" - Elisabeth Wheatley, author of the Warlords of the Sandsea series
"If gods, demons and mythical creatures are up your street, you're in for a treat. There were definitely a few moments where the action took a completely unexpected twist." - Gem Jackson, author of The Aggressive
"Hinze manages to build a world that is rich and believable in its details, and compelling in its mythology. The book never loses a kind of charmingly other-wordly feel." - Stella Dorthwany, author of the Legendary Magic series