By: Abraham Merritt (1884-1943)
Imaginative, sensual, gory.
John Kenton, WWI veteran and wealthy archaeologist, receives stone artifact from a friend in Babylon. Surprisingly, within the block is an incredibly detailed model of an ancient Babylonian ship. Soon Kenton finds himself transported to the ship the model represents, sailing the sea of an alien world and taking part in the eternal conflict between two Babylonian gods, Ishtar and Nergal. Sharane, the assistant priestess of Ishtar, controls one half of the ship; Klaneth, the assistant priest of Nergal, controls the other half. Can Kenton win over the priestess of Ishtar and free the ship from Nergal's influence? - Summary by TriciaG