Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention

by Chris Lester


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Divine Intervention by Chris Lester


For countless centuries, the Gods of Heaven and the Gods of Shadow struggled for control over the hearts and minds of the mortal races. They inspired religions, started wars, sponsored rulers, and even traveled to the material plane to sire children. A treaty between them set the limits of their interference in mortal affairs, and the enchanted castle of Metamor Keep was their accorded neutral ground.

Thirteen hundred years ago, the treaty was shattered. Lord Kammoloth, the King of Heaven, had fathered the Starchild, Merai hin'Dana: a half-mortal girl with the power to steal the divine essence of the gods themselves. But rather than fulfill her prophesied destiny and destroy the Gods of Shadow, Merai rejected both sides of the Pantheon, stealing their power and casting them to earth. To ensure that this power would never be abused, Merai then gave it to Lady Kyia, the spirit of Metamor Keep, to protect the mortal inhabitants she was sworn to serve.

Today, Metamor has become a huge and prosperous city, and Kyia rules a vast empire with wisdom and justice. But the gods still walk the earth, pursuing their own agendas, wooing and manipulating mortals to serve their own ends.

These are their stories.


Divine Intervention collects seven stories from the world of Metamor City:

* Cleanup on Skyway 3
* The Cuckoo
* To Walk in Shadow
* Divide by Zero
* Missing Pieces
* The Three Graces
* Just Coffee

This volume also contains the original foreword "Screw Destiny: Faith and Fate in the World of Metamor," and fourteen new flash-fiction pieces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539466772
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2016
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Chris Lester has tried his hand at many trades: marine biologist, title insurance officer, high school science teacher, writer, editor, clinical researcher, microbiologist. Through many ups, downs, derailments, and right-angle turns, two things have remained constant: a passion for storytelling, and the drive to change how people see the world. Whether behind the microphone, at a keyboard or in front of a classroom, Chris never feels more alive than when he's introducing others to new perspectives and new ideas.
Born in Michigan, trained as a scientist in California and Montana, Chris now makes his home in Madison, Wisconsin. When he isn't writing, he enjoys hiking trails, paddling down rivers, exploring national parks, reading through an ever-growing pile of books, and playing acoustic guitar. He lives with his partner Melanie, their dogs Dulcy and Marco, and three deranged but adorable cats.

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