a mortal champion to defend their fate.
“Go and seek the one I have told you about, she is frail and in need of help. Look not of upper blood, for I have seen her down in the dirt. She is held against her will. Find her and you shall find your savior.”
— The Oracle of Delphi
In ancient Greece the young maiden, Amarantha, is captured and sold in the slave market of Athens.
"What fates await?" she wonders. "And what divine design will the Olympian gods have for me?"
As unexpectedly as she had found herself placed in chains, Amarantha finds herself purchased by a mysterious master who refuses to reveal his true identity.
But he is no ordinary man, nor she an ordinary slave.
Under her master's tutelage, Amarantha is trained as a fighter and challenged to prove herself in battle after battle until her skills are perfected and she is granted the right to know his true identity.
He is Ares, god of war and the son of Zeus. And she is to become Champion to the gods of Olympus; bound forever to serve and vanquish all foes until the gods themselves grant her peace.
But even gods are not immune to the fickle twists of fate, and Amarantha is soon ripped from her quiet resting place and cast through time itself to do battle with a modern day reincarnation of an old foe - a madman bent on rewriting history to suit his own twisted desire.
She must act quickly to win this battle, for the fate of all Olympian gods hangs in a delicate balance between immortality and the realization that even the gods themselves may be returned to the dust from which they arose.
About Denysé Bridger
Denysé Bridger was born in Newfoundland. Denysé has published over 400 stories, poems, and novella’s world wide and has won an Amber Heat Wave award and has been nominated for an EPPIE Award; a prestigious award given for excellence in electronic publishing.
"As Fate Decrees is well-written and has an interesting core concept."— Dru Pagliassotti, reviewer, The Harrow
"The characters Bridger creates are intense and believable..." — Carolyn Cooke, reviewer, Surrey Now
"One of Burnside’s best-kept cultural secrets is about to take the international literary stage..." — Stephen Clare, The Burnside News
"Romance, adventure, time travel, magic, and conspiracy theories all get intertwined in this one, which sets its sights reasonably high and reaches most of them." — Don D'Ammassa
"As Fate Decrees by Denyse Bridger is a rip-roaring yarn that keeps you reading right to the end."— Elizabeth Patterson, journalist
"At its core, As Fate Decrees is a story of true love; not just the romantic slushy stuff either, but that love you feel deep in your soul; that connects two people across time and space." — Lisa Fitzpatrick, Amazon.co.uk
"This historical fantasy should appeal to readers who enjoy the Greek setting, complete with sword-play, warrior women, romance, aloof impetuous gods and modern-day terrorists." —Ronald Hore, CM Magazine
"As a concept for a story, I found the novel completely different from anything I’ve read in a long time." — Fantasy Book Spot.com
"Here is a first-rate piece of writing. It's very readable, the characters are well done, and it is an interesting look inside Greek mythology. This gets two thumbs up." — Paul Lappen