Osiris made Sadie-Marie one of his phoenixes, even though she did nothing truly evil. He began to fall in love with her, and she him, but then something began to happen to Sadie. Osiris tried to stop what was happening, but couldn't, because of Sadie's destiny. She was destined to become the goddess Abet. As a goddess, she and Osiris would have eternity together.
This was a very nice read. I loved the mythology. This is definitely an author to follow.
Sadie’s days fighting off greedy claim jumpers ended in 1856 when Osiris snatched her from her filthy room and placed her with a trio of phoenixes. After 150 years living a respectable life saving souls, she’s tired of playing by the god’s rules. It’s time the master of manipulation learned her creed: live hard, play for keeps, and never let the enemy see you suffer.
Osiris never imagined the true queen he’s spent two millennia searching for would be a half-pint redhead with a mouth that makes him blush. She needs a gentle hand to breach her defenses, but living with her and keeping his natural arrogance at a simmer proves a challenge worthy of any champion.
While Osiris teaches her the wisdom needed to rule a world with fairness, the irritating god only intensifies Sadie’s belief in her creed, reinforcing the walls that keep her from happiness. If Osiris can’t win her hardened heart, Sadie’s ascension might threaten the world he’s struggled to create.