The gods have abandoned the world and their people. It is prophesied that only a virgin’s willing sacrifice can reawaken Vashon, the god of fertility, returning him and his blessings to a suffering world. Rayan, drawn to Vashon’s temple and saved by his priestess, is willing to fulfill the prophecy. Common-born and inexperienced, Rayan fears she won’t be enough to satisfy a god, let alone one whose marble likeness broadcasts virility for the world to see. Determined to save those who have saved her, Rayan is about to discover that an open heart and willing body will reap pleasures that transcend the boundaries between mortal and heavenly.
Inside Scoop: This story contains an attempted rape, though the scene is not described in graphic detail.