He was Death, after all, a deity in his own right.
Without the senses of a deity, she was unaware of him.
Having abandoned the conception of the ancients as to the divine subjection of the will of a nation to some chosen man and the subjection of that man's will to the Deity, history cannot without contradictions take a single step till it has chosen one of two things: either a return to the former belief in the direct intervention of the Deity in human affairs or a definite explanation of the meaning of the force producing historical events and termed "power."
A bad deal by a deity or its mate will ruin the universe.
She blinked, not registering the deity was behind her until he spoke.
Maybe having the former deity as a mate wasn't so bad.
My days were not days of the week, bearing the stamp of any heathen deity, nor were they minced into hours and fretted by the ticking of a clock; for I lived like the Puri Indians, of whom it is said that "for yesterday, today, and tomorrow they have only one word, and they express the variety of meaning by pointing backward for yesterday forward for tomorrow, and overhead for the passing day."
It would seem that having rejected the belief of the ancients in man's subjection to the Deity and in a predetermined aim toward which nations are led, modern history should study not the manifestations of power but the causes that produce it.
But, if an Immortal or human or deity corners you, and you aren't able to summon me, you need to know how to defend yourself, Darkyn started.
He was different than the last deity she'd slept with.
The blond deity with multi-hued eyes and a quick smile was dressed for a dressage event, complete with helmet and crop.
You want to lead another deity through my domain without my permission.
She didn't know what the former deity sensed, but she wasn't going to stick around too long to find out.
It was beyond Wynn's control, but maybe, somehow, another deity was able to save Deidre from Darkyn, who was not likely to be merciful, even to his mate.
In the meantime, Wynn was trapped in a room that felt way too small with the deity he meant to kill instead of the human he almost succeeded in killing.
As the deity who brought you back from the dead-dead, you are obligated to me, she reminded him.
You are a deity without a domain or source of power, which means you have nothing I could possibly want, Darkyn said.
As a deity, she had few real emotions.
At least she had the mind of a deity still, the memories and … She froze.
Her Gabriel, who spent his life a part of the shadows, radiated the quiet power of a deity that reached her from across the room.
He cured my human side, brought the deity side back, and joined our souls, she replied a little too quickly.
I mean, I couldn't leave Hell with any deity powers and um, basically only one of us left.
No matter what they thought of his human origins, he was still the deity in charge of the underworld.
"He's learning what it means to be a deity," she said.
As a deity, it was not so.
He wanted to be a deity, and he wanted what he couldn't have.
It never sat well with him that those charged with enforcing Death's mission served not out of choice but obligation to the deity that stole their souls.
How is a sociopathic deity better at ruling the underworld than a compassionate human? he returned with no heat.
Gabriel guessed the deity considered his work done and was no longer concerned.
They'd be completely cut off from either deity in the underworld.
Was the oldest … deity remaining.
He stripped her deity powers, said she had to earn Gabriel the same way you did.
The more powerful the deity, the more restricted.
"Maybe we will get through another deity or two more today," he said in a disgruntled voice.
A familiar face appeared from the words, the golden-skinned deity she nicknamed Mr. Checkmate the first time they met at the Immortal Sanctuary.
She wiped her face then dressed, too distracted to feel the warmth of a certain deity as he appeared.
It was the Deidre, the deity who ruled over Death's domain before turning it over to Gabriel.
Her skin was prickling the way it did when another deity used magic around her, the fair hair on her arms standing on end.
"Immortal Law states that the mate of an immortal or deity is beyond –" "Immortal Law!" the first one laughed again.
He used to frown at her when she acted outside the Immortal Laws, unable to appreciate that a deity charged with managing a domain often had to take steps outside the rules to protect one's underworld.
Unless you're using magic on her, there's no way any woman – Immortal, deity or human – would ever choose to stay with you.
No deity or Immortal or living human ever welcomed or accepted Death, but the souls always had.
For the ancients these questions were solved by a belief in the direct participation of the Deity in human affairs.
To understand in what this dependence consists it is necessary to reinstate another omitted condition of every command proceeding not from the Deity but from a man, which is, that the man who gives the command himself takes part in the event.
Like every other deity I meet.
The second most powerful deity and the second most restricted.
If the Deity issues a command, expresses His will, as ancient history tells us, the expression of that will is independent of time and is not caused by anything, for the Divinity is not controlled by an event.
Only the expression of the will of the Deity, not dependent on time, can relate to a whole series of events occurring over a period of years or centuries, and only the Deity, independent of everything, can by His sole will determine the direction of humanity's movement; but man acts in time and himself takes part in what occurs.
"The soul of a deity or former deity has special standing," Deidre pushed.