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."
"Past-Death offered him me, the deity's mate she created, the only chance he had for a mate like every other deity," she said.
She didn't know what the former deity sensed, but she wasn't going to stick around too long to find out.
Gabriel guessed the deity considered his work done and was no longer concerned.
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.
You want to lead another deity through my domain without my permission.
Maybe having the former deity as a mate wasn't so bad.
He cured my human side, brought the deity side back, and joined our souls, she replied a little too quickly.
No matter what they thought of his human origins, he was still the deity in charge of the underworld.
"The soul of a deity or former deity has special standing," Deidre pushed.
It was impossible to forget Fate or Death or any other deity once one crossed their paths or to deny that such creatures not only existed, but played a game no one else understood or had a chance of winning.
Don't I feel that I form one link, one step, between the lower and higher beings, in this vast harmonious multitude of beings in whom the Deity--the Supreme Power if you prefer the term--is manifest?
A bad deal by a deity or its mate will ruin the universe.
"He's learning what it means to be a deity," she said.
Fate's mention of him gaining access to the underworld made Gabriel wonder if the deity was referring to Darkyn's mate.
They'd be completely cut off from either deity in the underworld.
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.
Had the deity Fate betrayed her like everyone else did?
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.
If I've learned anything, it's never to trust a deity or an Immortal or a demon.
He stripped her deity powers, said she had to earn Gabriel the same way you did.
She wiped her face then dressed, too distracted to feel the warmth of a certain deity as he appeared.
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.
"The deity who brings one back," Wynn supplied, gaze on past-Death.
Her skin was prickling the way it did when another deity used magic around her, the fair hair on her arms standing on end.
How is a sociopathic deity better at ruling the underworld than a compassionate human? he returned with no heat.
I cared enough to let Darkyn strip the powers of a goddess when every other deity in the worlds wanted her dead-dead.
The deity Fate had told him as much, after shutting down Gabriel's access to the underworld.
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.
As a deity, it was not so.
The Dark One is the only deity without a predestined mate.
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.
Unless you're using magic on her, there's no way any woman – Immortal, deity or human – would ever choose to stay with you.
Raised by the Dark One, the only other deity capable of reviving a dead-dead soul.
At least she had the mind of a deity still, the memories and … She froze.