Michael B. Koep’s final installment in the Newirth Mythology trilogy brings a psychologist face to face with his greatest fear: madness. On the other side of the world, a professor of mythology struggles to interpret a sudden shift in the historical timeline, the mysterious discovery of the ruins of an ancient city and the anomalous nature of Loche’s writing.
Discredited mythology professor Astrid Finnley believes gods and immortals once battled for a place in Creation—for a place of their own on the earth. When she is summoned to a secret archeological dig site in Northern Idaho to translate an ancient script, she uncovers an unthinkable nightmare: a woman buried alive—for over a thousand years.
Psychologist Loche Newirth’s assassination is ordered to prevent him from rewriting history. But his former mentor, Dr. Marcus Rearden, wants him alive to torture, to command, to control. When Loche discovers his son is also a target, he flees, pursuing a lead that promises to end what his writing has started. Instead, the path vaults him back to the prehistory of his story—to a time when a venomous army of gods lay siege to the City of Immortals, and his little boy stands in the balance.
The Newirth Mythology trilogy is a wholly original, imaginative, and remarkably inventive approach to the thriller genre. Koep’s final installment, The Shape of Rain is a poetic, action-packed, and existential book that will leave you haunted and wowed.