From Warrior of the Nile, currently out on submission
(Khenet, a warrior of ancient Egypt, is assigned by Pharaoh to journey down the Nile as bodyguard to Tiya, a noblewoman who has been selected by the goddess Nepthys to help her put a stop to black magic threatening all Egypt. Tiya is to die in the attempt and Khenet will also perish.) Nepthys is most displeased to find that Khenet has fallen in love with Tiya:
“You tread on dangerous ground in your desires, warrior.”
Khenet’s eyes watered and his chest tightened further. The image of Nepthys wavered and became Tiya, but the eyes fixed on his were the endless black onyx orbs of the Great One.
Reaching up with her free hand, Nepthys broke the chain of the tiny necklace adorning Tiya’s slender neck, throwing the adornment in his face. Reflexively, Khenet caught his humble gift before the beads could shatter on the deck. “Don’t forget your place,” the goddess admonished harshly.
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