Love can last a thousand lifetimes when you’re an Immortal... or so they thought.
What’s become of the Immortal Darius? His wife, Stella, worries about his fate as she rules over their city-state of Deminon, especially when she learns he’s been the victim of treachery. She’ll do anything to get him back.
Enslaved as a traitor to Rome, Darius is forced to fight gladiators as part of the funeral rites of powerful Romans. His years of experience on the battlefield serve him well in the arena—until he’s forced to fight Marcus—a younger, stronger gladiator who is unaware of his own immortality.
Sure he’s about to suffer a defeat by the hand of Marcus, Darius is forced to make a decision that will change his future and Stella’s—preserve his essence by allowing his body to die so that he can live on in Marcus. His two-thousand years of memories and life experiences should be powerful enough to overcome the essence of the untested Immortal. Allow him to return to Stella and resume their life together, even if she won’t immediately recognize him.
But Marcus isn’t giving up so easily. Especially when he meets Stella.
Will Marcus help Darius take revenge on the one whose deceit led to his arrest on charges of treason? Or will Darius’ essence slowly be subsumed, the memories of his nearly two-thousand-year lifespan—and of Stella—fading away in the mind of Marcus?
These Immortals once had all the time in the world. Now it’s suddenly of the essence.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"He will remain immortal as long as we remember him." Darius and Stella are the self-appointed King and Queen of Deminon. But, they are also Immortals who cannot be killed. They have been together for over 1400 years, since the eruption of a volcano that would have killed ordinary humans. Darius is labeled as a traitor and sold into slavery as a Gladiator. After a long period of time, Stella learns that Darius is dead. Knowing that he is Immortal, she realizes that his essence must be living within the young gladiator who killed him. This is a well-written book and the author has definitely done a lot of research into the living conditions of the area and the times in the book. This isn't my usual type of book to read, but I enjoyed her writing style and the evolvement of the story. This book has plenty of sexual innuendoes and steamy sex, so if that isn't your thing, you might want to steer clear. But, if you enjoy historical fiction, especially set in Roman/Greek times, some supernatural-type interactions and great sex, give it a go. You won't be disappointed. I was given the chance to read this book through a review group and chose to review it. (
I really enjoyed this. Great characters and the plot was steady,well-balanced, interesting, mysterious and revealing. It touches on trust, jealousy and even covetousness. Story is also heartwarming and the love the two immortals have is a very strong bond of respect and attraction. Stella is a force to be reckoned with and is a very sharp queen, making her a perfect match for her everlasting warrior king. I also like the land of Deminon & most of its traditions, it seems like a great place to live, under the reign of Stella of Akrotiri.