Priestess of Ishana
by Judith Starkston
A curse, a conspiracy and the clash of kingdoms. A defiant priestess confronts her foes, armed only with ingenuity and forbidden magic.
A malignant curse from the Underworld threatens Tesha’s city with fiery devastation. The young priestess of Ishana, goddess of love and war, must overcome this demonic darkness. Charred remains of an enemy of the Hitolian Empire reveal both treason and evil magic. Into the crisis, King Hattu, brother of the Great King, arrives to make offerings to Ishana, but conceals his true mission. As connection sparks between Hattu and Tesha, the Grand Votary accuses Hattu of sorcery. Isolated in prison, Hattu depends on Tesha to uncover the conspiracy against him. Unfortunately, the Grand Votary is Tesha’s father, an unyielding man, and now her worst enemy. To help Hattu, she risks destroying her father as she pursues justice over dark forces arrayed against her.