EDEN'S BRIDE

Sumer, the Cradle of Civilization, 3,200 BC

BEFORE THE AGE OF KINGS,

 WHEN GOD WAS A WOMAN...

From a forgotten past as alien as any fantasy comes a story more dirt real than an Iraq battleground…

Under the watchful eye of a deadly cobra, an empath queen defies tradition to pursue prophecy with a renegade lion hunter.

But when love conflicts with duty, can she honor both? Or will one destroy the other? The wrong choice will plunge civilized humanity into chaos, never to recover.

It could also send her to a death more hideous than her worst nightmare.

 * An ancient secret guarded by a deadly king cobra.
 * A temple trust broken by lies.
 * A queen ready to abandon her dream for one man's love.
 * A power-mad priest willing to destroy it all, at any cost.

Sumer is Iraq 5,000 years ago, before the first king. Society stands on the brink of annihilation, not by fire, pestilence, or flood, but by man himself.

Each book in The Sumerian Chronicles trilogy can stand alone, but the entirety is best appreciated when read in sequence. You will find the same characters throughout, but sometimes operating in different roles.

An avid amateur student of Sumerian anthropology, Dan Phalen writes historical fiction as well as adult thrillers and mysteries for kids.

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