A thrilling retelling of the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh from the Hugo and Nebula Awardâ€“Winning author of Lord Valentineâ€™s Castle.
Gilgameshâ€™s appetite for wine, women, and warfare is insatiable. As the King of Uruk, he oppresses his people and burdens his city. To temper his excesses, the gods create Enkidu, Gilgameshâ€™s equal, who becomes his greatest friend. Together they wander the kingdom as brothers, conquering demons until a cruel twist changes Gilgameshâ€™s path forever. Two parts god and one part man, Gilgamesh is mortalâ€”a fate he now resolves to overcome, no matter what the price. And so he embarks on another journey, in pursuit of vengeance and the ultimate prize for a mortal king: eternal life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the authorâ€™s personal collection.