A Man and His God

  • by Janet Morris
  • Narrated by David Kudler
  • 1 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An immortalized cavalry commander joins forces with the high-priest of the god of war.... Where myth meets legend, two men kiss and Tempus' world changes forever. Meet and mourn the Slaughter Priest in "A Man and His God." In this canonical short novel, the Sacred Band begins when Abarsis, Slaughter Priest, brings his Sacred Band to Tempus and dies in his arms.
In this pivotal story, the Sacred Band is formed from love and death....
"Tempus put an arm under Abarsis' head and gathered him up, pulling the wounded priest across his lap. "Hush, now."
"Soon, soon," said the paling lips. "I did well for you. Tell me so...that you are content. O Riddler, so well do I love you, I go to my god singing your praises. When I meet my father, I will tell him...I...fought beside you."
"Go with more than that, Stepson," whispered Tempus, who leaned forward and kissed him gently on the mouth; and Abarsis breathed out his soul while their lips yet touched."
This landmark short novel contains what may be the first male/male kiss in modern fantasy, and was widely reprinted, after appearing in somewhat different form in Thieves' World(r), in the Science Fiction Book Club, two Issac Asimov collections, and the Baen Book "Tempus" by Janet Morris.

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A magnificent 5***** read

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A Man and His God (Sacred Band of Stepsons: Sacred Band Tales Book 1)
Janet Morris

A magnificent story in the Sacred Band tales of the highest quality that only Morris can produce.

As with all the other works, this combines ancient history, mythology, war and deep friendships.
Really looking forward to the next installment in this series.

A magnificent 5***** read

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- Peter Martin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-02-2013
  • Publisher: Perseid Press