Fantasy and ancient mythology collide in this tale of earth mothers, volcano gods, and one girl’s destiny to rule the fictional City of Dove in 3643 BC Mesopotamia. Drawing heavily on the epic poems of the Sumerians, Mary Mackey weaves romance, battle, worship, and passion together effortlessly.
Christine Williams gives the audiobook a sensual flair, bringing the lush backdrop and heroic characters to life. Williams lets this yarn unfurl in the oral tradition of the cultures it borrows from. If adventure and ancient cultures excite you or you simply want to escape into a strange and magical world you won't be able to resist The Last Warrior Queen.
The year 3643 B.C.E: a time of social upheaval and moral chaos. Inanna, a passionate and beautiful girl, with psychic powers and a strong connection to nature, is a member of a nomadic tribe that has spent years violently infiltrating the peace-loving, long-standing cities of Mesopatamia.
When her brother executes her sister for adultery, Inanna runs away from her family and her people in search of a community where women fight and rule, and where sex and love are worshipped, not forbidden. In the City of Dove her powers lead her to the son of the queen, and she realizes she is destined to rule this city. She must choose between her adopted family and the family she left behind as her beloved city steals for battle against the nomads of Inanna’s past.
This book is really well written but terribly sad it seems like everything goes wrong in it. I prefer the series that came after this book The Year the Horses Came which is much more in depth on the same vein.