Ishtar’s Blade (Ishtar’s Legacy Book 1) by Lisa Blackwood
Avenging blade of the Goddess Ishtar.
Iltani asked to be none of these things. Yet fate does not ask permission when she weaves souls upon destiny’s loom.
On the day of Iltani’s birth, an assassin tried and nearly succeeded in ending the line of the gryphon kings. Out of that bloodshed, an unbreakable bond was forged between child-king and goddess-chosen infant, and from that pivotal moment forward, Iltani was never farther from King Ditanu than his shadow. Not until her training to become Ishtar’s Blade required her to leave.
After four brutal years of training, Iltani now returns to court as Ishtar’s Blade and takes up her role of king’s shadow—a dangerous position in a court where the threat of another assassination is but a blade’s width away. But for the chance to stand at the side of her beloved king, she will endure the dangers of court intrigues, assassins, and political maneuverings.
Author’s Note: Ishtar’s Blade is a Fantasy Romance loosely based on early Sumerian and Mesopotamian religion.
Ishtar’s Legacy Reading Order:
A Blade’s Beginning (short story)
Blade’s Destiny (coming later in 2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance