For the first time in three years, Aya is finally free, but with his freedom comes the pain of all he’s lost. Seeing Akad and Marduk together makes him realize how badly he has messed up. By betraying Marduk, he ruined his chance with the one god he desires more than anything.
Aya needs time to heal and put his world back together, but the trial against the Order looms over him. As the trial begins, Akad, Marduk, and Aya are ensnared in a web of jealousy, backstabbing, and cut-throat politics. Were they crazy to think they could stand up to the Order? If the gods of the Order can still rip their lives apart, their chances of receiving justice may be next to impossible. But if they fail to bring the Order down, Aya may never truly be free.
This book picks right up where the last one left off. Marduk is happy with Akad and they are free of the Order for the moment. But trouble is all around them the trial is coming, the Order is out to discredit both Marduk and Aya. Aya is another young God who had been forced to act the slave but for years not just the months that Marduk had been.
Aya is sweet, shy and completely beaten down after all the abuse he has endured over the last 3 yrs at the hands of some of the most sadistic gods. The high counsel is holding court over the charges brought on from Marduk and Aya. But before the trial can start Akad is banned as their lawyer. There are other sexual issues that come about just having a young god in the presence of the high godess. Trust issues come between Marduk and Akad. Everything is looking down, Marduk forgives Aya for past issues so they can pull together and try to win this court case.
Aya is a dream god who can go either forward or back in time through dreams. He will need to trust Marduk enough look for clues or they will lose.
There is a lot of sexual pain and suffering in this story, I could feel the desperation that Aya was going through even though he was reliving dreams. There is an almost horror when the callous disregard of human emotion and life is shown in some scenes. But again it flows with the storyline it is not there just for shock value. This book is well written and keeps you turning pages until the very end.