FROM THE BACK COVER:
She was a priestess of a Pagan Love-Goddess
He was a Modern American Trapped by Witchcraft
…YET TOGETHER THEY FOUGHT AGAINST AN EVIL THAT SURPASSED ALL IMAGINABLE SIN!
In a magic world, on an enchanted ocean, sailed the haunted ship of Ishtar, goddess of beauty. Its captain was a woman, red-haired, passionate, the high priestess of the cult of love. Around the ship raged the myriad forces of evil – the trickery of a storm-borne Satan, the war-galleys of an Empire of Sin, and the black wizardry of a decadent ruler whose sole remaining desire was to subdue and drag in degradation the body of Ishtar’s priestess!
Standing alone in the path of these horrors was one man – Ishtar’s last defender – the American adventurer John Kenton! The story of his passions for the forbidden handmaiden, of his desperate struggle against the magin of an unknown world, is one of A. Merritt’s finest novels of fantasy.