The Suicidal God
by Ylisa Ebert
The two gods, the Lord of Salvation and the Prince of Dusk, have been warring with one another for ten thousand years, pitting their followers against one another in a constant struggle for dominance. Every five hundred years they are reborn into flesh forms to walk among their followers, and between rebirths communicate to their priests through the Eye. However, this rebirth, the god of the elves, humans, and dwarves is missing, while the underbeings and the Dusk Prince ready their attack. When an undercover dragon tells an unsuspecting young woman named Rynna that she is the reincarnation of the Lord, the two set off to the capital city to help save their people.
However, in the absence of any memories of past lives or supernatural abilities, Rynna has only the dragon's assurances that she is who and what he claims her to be. More ominously, a strange disease has plagued Rynna since her childhood, one of continually and inexplicably trying to take her own life. Leaving behind a murdered mother, angry groups of suspicious countrymen, and all her belongings, Rynna must learn to master her own doubts and fears, all the while avoiding capture by the enemy so that she can be the leader her people need.
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Ylisa Ebert grew up in Chepstow, ON, Canada. Although many members of her family were highly charismatic, Ylisa had the social graces of a drowning cat. She spent more time inhaling every book she could get her hands on than she did making friends. As a result of this, she is contentedly awkward and has also gained an appreciation for books and authors across a variety of mediums and genres. Ylisa began dabbling in writing at the early age of seven, with pitiful results that were mostly plagiarized versions of the Narnia series. She got slightly worse as she passed into her teen years, what with the prevalence of whininess and stupidity in her characters. It wasn't until her post secondary education that a double major in English and French as well as a creative writing critique and workshop course helped her develop her abilities as a novelist. Now Ylisa lives with her husband, son, and daughter, and she writes full time accompanied by two slightly neurotic dogs.