IMMORTAL JOURNEY: The Death of Innocence

By Ruth A. Souther

Publisher: Laruso Publishing

ISBN: 097210030X


Historical Fantasy is a category that may never have existed until now. I called it Historical because of the historically recorded belief in the ancient gods and goddesses, and fantasy because it is fantastical in the truest sense of the word.


“Immortal Journey: The Death of Innocence” by Ruth Souther is like nothing I’ve ever read before. The passion, the clarity, the absolute realness of this story about gods and goddesses and other dwellers of the immortal realm is amazing.In “Immortal Journey: The Death of Innocence” the reader experiences the agony of immortal beings, who are what they are destined to be. Though they are gods, they are not infallible and they cannot control their own endless future. They love carnally and deeply. They hate their enemies and sometimes their brothers. They grieve for their lost children. They yearn over unrequited love, and seek jealous revenge when thwarted. Some are mischievous; some are horrible almost beyond belief; the description of Enyo devouring mortal souls is almost unbearable.
But the story that towers over them all is that of Ares the Destroyer, (War) his conscience-ridden son Deimos (Terror), and the simple priestess they both love: Niala who might actually be a goddess in hiding. The reader comes to know the sound and the smell and the horror of destruction and death. And equally one feels and experiences the eroticism of sex, both sacred and profane, and the agony of childbirth.

The story begins with a vision of horror and ends with an endangered, motherless baby lying on an altar.

I can’t even begin to imagine what the author has in store for the rest of the series. I hope we don’t have to wait too long to find out!