Imagine, if you will, the 2012 Olympics in London. The world’s best athletes have assembled to compete in the name of brotherhood. The Olympic torch is about to complete its journey to signal the beginning of the games.
Instead, the gods of myth have returned, crowding the skies as they gaze down at mankind. Zeus, leader of the Greek pantheon and the one most closely connected to the games, explains the gods have been away for a while but have come back. Every man, woman, and child will be encouraged to return to their ancestral lands from which they may worship the gods anew.
The world as we knew it ended that day as a new age began.
ReDeus: Divine Tales is an anthology that explores what happened next. With eleven of original stories by Allyn Gibson, Dave Galanter, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, Paul Kupperberg, William Leisner, Scott Pearson, Aaron Rosenberg, Lawrence Schoen, Dayton Ward, and Steven H. Wilson, spanning twenty years, you will meet the next generation of humanity. Who has renewed their ancient beliefs? Who has come to question their existing faith? What happens when a god decrees technology be banned?
You will meet believers, disbelievers, the uncertain, the confused. And the angry. Additionally, you will see the gods themselves bicker and fight for worshippers to enhance their power as the games between pantheons begins all over again.
The book features a new cover by Russian artist Anton Kokarev with nine stunning interior illustrations by Spanish artist Carmen Carnero. It will be available at Shore Leave, August 3-5, then made available for POD sale via this website. Ebook editions for Kindle and Nook will follow in mid-month.