Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods #3)
by Amalia Dillin
Publisher: World Weaver Press
Release Day: September 16th, 2014
When Adam left Eve, abandoning his wife and their newborn daughter Elah, he thought he was saving the world. But he hadn’t counted on the influence of Michael, twisting Elah’s love for her parents into paranoia, or the slow, leaching death of the world she rules. How could he have known the blame for the world turning barren would fall on Eve?
Eve only had two years to teach her daughter love, to cement Elah’s sense of morality and ensure the safety of all Creation. Even with the help of Raphael, Elah is becoming her father’s daughter, a master manipulator, and she’s determined to have her way, even if it means betraying her own mother’s trust.
With Loki and the Aesir gone, Thor thinks he’s protected Eve from the ravages of Ragnarok, but there are forces in play even the gods can’t see. When Thor arrives in Eve’s next life, offering her everything she ever wanted from Adam, and more — eternity without death or rebirth, and the freedom to live outside of her daughter’s reach — Eve is more than tempted. Being part of the world has grown physically painful. If she can escape to Asgard, maybe she can live again. Maybe she can love again.
But can the world survive with only Adam to protect it?
***Guest Post: Beyond Fate and The Long Goodbye***
I’ve been living with Thor and Adam and Eve in my head since somewhere around 2002-2003. More than ten years, at any rate, and even if the books themselves were primarily written in 2008/2009, between editing for publication and writing new material here and there, like for TAMING FATE, I haven’t really spent a lot of time not thinking about them, and what their next adventures might entail. Now that BEYOND FATE is out, and these manuscripts are finally final, no longer available for me to poke at and prod… well, it’s going to be an adjustment, for sure.
When I started this Fate of the Gods journey, I knew Thor was one of my favorite characters. I knew it would be hard to say goodbye to him and his story as it fit into the Fate of the Gods trilogy. But I also knew that Thor and his mythology would offer me fodder for writing outside of the Fate of the Gods worlds, so as hard as it might be to say goodbye to him in this context, it wouldn’t ever be a final farewell. Thor and I can still hangout elsewhere, in other fictional worlds, with other fictional adventures – though I have to admit that I’m not sure I could write him in another romance. Right now, I’d feel like he was cheating on Eve.
What I didn’t expect though, was how much I would come to love Adam, and I do genuinely regret putting him aside, and letting go to move on to other projects. I’m going to miss playing with him and exploring his character – because I do think he has more story to tell, more possible potential for growth. And sure, I could maybe write him a short story, set some when in the past. I could dig into his history, but it wouldn’t be quite the same. For me, Adam without Eve just isn’t as satisfying, and his earlier days were all, sadly, Eve-less!
And maybe that’s what I’m going to miss the most, really. The familiar, fun character dynamics between Adam and Eve, and Eve and Thor, even between Thor and Adam. I’m going to miss pushing all their buttons and setting them against one another, watching to see how it all works out.
But it’s entirely possible, after everything I’ve put them through, that Adam, Eve, and Thor won’t miss me.
And I can’t say I’d blame them if they didn’t!
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***About the Author***
Amalia is the author of the Fate of the Gods trilogy, and the new Orc Saga, beginning with HONOR AMONG ORCS.