Her name is whispered in fear across the cities and kingdoms of early man. For uncounted years she has ruled from her city of Ur, implacable, cruel, an undying creature feasting on human blood, her demonic powers making monsters of those she infects and enslaving all others under her reign of terror.
It’s the early days of the Sumerian kingdoms, an era consumed by the flames of countless wars. Captured in the bloodthirsty Queen’s latest war, young Shamath is taken captive to the great city of Ur and finds himself in the midst of untold horrors committed by the Undying – the city's immortal, blood-feeding rulers.
When the cruel and beautiful Queen Arkhalla spares Shamath's life and takes him as her body slave, none of the two know that this is only the beginning of their story for he is also captivated by Arkhalla's unearthly beauty, while Arkhalla herself has her lost humanity reawakened by the young man’s pure heart that she so desperately tries to corrupt.
Cursed by the Gods Below, their relationship will not only threaten Ur and the lands of Sumer but change the entire world.
For Bel, the warlike general of Ur who desires Arkhalla for himself, their liaison is an abomination that slowly drives him to treachery and revolt. Little do the three of them know their actions are about to plunge the kingdom in total war – and that their story is only the beginning of a tale of horror that will reach through the centuries.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the dawn of civilization, this pulsating fantasy epic is an unforgettable tale of love and redemption, of a kingdom torn by intrigue, self-sacrifice, and love. Above all, it is the tale of an immortal queen and a human slave who overcome impossible odds and the darkness within their own hearts... and discover each other.