During a time when ancient Gods ruled over
Fates decreed a Champion would arise from the mortal plane. Ares, Greek God of
War, deciphers the decree and is chosen to be the Champion’s master. Thus
begins his search for his protégé. As he combs the streets of ancient
comes across a spirited woman with alluring pale features at the slave market.
Amarantha’s unusual features have always brought attention upon
her. This time, as she is put up for auction, it is the mysterious man who is
to become her master whose eye she catches. Instead of an addition to a harem
or a household servant, her new owner declares she is to become his student.
Amarantha begins her training in the military arts and soon none can come close
to her skills. She is unaware of what the Fates have proclaimed for her future.
Ares has yet to reveal who he is to Amarantha or to come to terms that his
beautiful Champion will give herself to another before she will become his in
When a dying man stops her along the road with a request to
take an urgent message to the King of Corinth, Amarantha’s path is laid before
her. The king is none other than childhood friend and first love, Iphicles. Vowing
to serve by Iphicles’s side during the wars that rage among the land, their
love is rekindled. During her time with Iphicles, Ares reveals his true
identity to her, foretelling of altering events. As the battles continue,
Amarantha faces the greatest loss she’s ever known and her destiny
She returns to Ares’s side and takes on the role she was
predestined for, the Champion of the Gods. Amarantha comes to love Ares and the
time they spend together. However, the moments are precious as she is thrust
through time, battling the evils of the world. Her latest mission places her in
Holy places all over the world are being desecrated and a new world religion is
on the rise.Amarantha must once again
defend history and myth from the evil forces at work. This will be the toughest
battle she has ever faced. Not only is she in danger of being lost to Ares
forever, the price of victory may cost her life.
AS FATE DECREES was a mesmerizing read that brought ancient
Greece to life.
War, devastation, devotion, and love fill the pages. Denyse Bridger offers a
magnificent spin on Greek mythology and the Gods. I was immediately drawn to
Ares, the God of War. His character was fascinating and I loved the complexity
with which he was written. The depth that Ms. Bridger goes to when creating not
only her world and characters, but the almost seamless way she strings the
lapses of time together, is what makes this such an astonishing read.