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The Twisted Vine
(The Galactic Pantheon #2)
In the millennia since leaving Old Earth, humans have spread far and wide across the galaxy. An array of sub-level gods were created to deal with the expanding population, always to protect the mortals out of sight, never let a single soul distract them from their duties. Or so they thought.
When Fei, a brilliant but downtrodden programmer struggling with a crisis of faith, finds proof that an organisation filled with the Creator God’s most loyal followers owns the company she works for, her secular sanctuary is shattered. Reeling and isolated from her peers, she finds an unlikely ally in Kuja, god of the rainforests, who feels compelled to give her the patience and understanding she so badly needs.
But Kuja must make sure he abandons her before his siblings discover how deep his feelings for her really are. They would see her as a distraction — or worse, a threat to the grand design, one that needs removing. And Fei is already in enough danger. With the Creator God's followers preparing to wipe out hundreds of thousands of innocent lives simply because those people dare to worship other gods, Fei knows she has to try to stop them, even if it means risking her life.
Kuja is desperate to return to her side and help her. But even if he could protect her from his divine siblings, why would she want to spend an eternity with him? And how could she forgive someone who has lied to her from the very beginning?