Part One: In an ancient world, the Fates decree that a Champion will soon be brought forth: a being both mortal and eternal, destined to become as legendary as the Gods to whom she will be forever enslaved. Of the twelve who rule on Mount Olympus, it is Ares, son of Zeus and Hera, God of War, who recognizes both the truth of the divination, and the one who has been chosen.|
In the slave markets of Athens, Ares finds his Champion and binds her to him. She is called Amarantha, and under the tutelage of the War God, she becomes a warrior with no equal.
But she has yet to understand who her Master is, and what the Fates have woven as her destiny.
Thrown into a war that places her at the side of King Iphicles, the mortal twin of Heracles, Amarantha unknowingly balances the powerful forces of love and war until, at the end of her battles, she comes face to face with her Fate, and a choice must be made within the heartbeats that separate life and death.
Part Two: On the eve of the new millennium, the Champion of Olympus is called forth by disciples of the Ancient Order of Zeus, and Amarantha finds that she must once again defend history and myth with her very life. But the Fates have patterned a complex image, one that traces its threads back to a mortal life so long forgotten it no longer seems real.
Amarantha is trapped in the modern world where she sees the soul of her beloved Iphicles in another man's eyes, and the fulfillment of yet another prediction looms imminent. It's a prophetic foresight that may seal not only her Fate, but that of the Olympian Gods, and a madman determined to shape a new order of faith and vision that will dominate a planet and rewrite history...