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Carrie F. Shepherd grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. Raised outside of the predominating religion, she sought answers of her own. Fascinated by the mythology of the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, she delved into the old stories and meshed them with the new to create a fascinating world of good versus evil.

When not immersed in the world of the Gods, Carrie's full time job is in Regulatory Compliance. During her time off she enjoys hiking on cooler days or, when the weather permits, hanging out with friends and family by the pool.

Carrie now lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her fourteen year old daughter, her dogs (Commander Jon Snow and Sir Buns McGee of Bratwurst) and her cat (Blizzardfur).



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The Scribing of Ishitar: Ashes to Ashes

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Exiled from the Sixty Realms at the end of the Second Revolution, Iykva, one of the demons sent to propagate a new mortal race, longs for equality between his people and those of the exiled angels. Believing the key to this equality lies within the blood of his enemy, he strikes war on the first born of the race of the elves. Caught up in his parents' game to claim the ultimate power, Ishitar dismisses this mortal war as unimportant to his strategy of placing his own pawn upon his father's throne. Will the cost that he eventually pays for his ignorance be worth what little advantage he has gained on the kings' board?




What people are saying...

"Ashes to Ashes presents an alternative look into the events following the purging of fallen angels and demons from heaven following the rebellion. Gods war over the lands, angels and demons battle each other, elf princes scheme for the throne, and people every scrabble for power or love or to preserve their own lives.

The most interesting thing is how the various races interact. Each wants something different, but is hindered or beholden to various constraints. Vampires can't breed, and demons want to be rid of angels, etc etc. The amount of thought that went into making it seem like each race has its own little niche in the world is great, and I liked the sense of wonder and discovery this book had in letting us peek into this world. There are a lot of characters and side stories, featuring tales of love, betrayal, loyalty and heroism. The writing was generally really good, too. Sometimes there's an awkward phrasing here or there, but usually it flowed well and maintained a good pace. This was an engaging read, and I enjoyed it more than I expected to. The more fantastical bent to it was interesting, because considering the cover I thought it would play the demon and angel war story more conventionally.

This is actually the second book in a series, and I was so instantly immersed that I didn't guess until I read the information on the book more closely (you'd think the little "Vol. II" on the cover would tip me off). It's very easy to pick up for new readers."

- atomskeater~Amazon


  • Title: The Scribing of Ishitar: Ashes to Ashes
  • Author: Carrie F. Shepherd
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Length: 400 pages
  • Release Date: June 2014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692023402
  • Imprint: Chimera

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