The Revenge of Ishtar
In this second volume in the Gilgamesh trilogy, Enkidu joins Gilgamesh in the quest to slay Humbaba, the monster who has attacked the city and caused great destruction, including the death of the beautiful singer, Shamat. Gilgamesh and Enkidu successfully slay the monster and in so doing, Gilgamesh attracts the attention of the goddess Ishtar. In rejecting her advances, he incurs her revenge and an attack by the Bull of Heaven. Enkidu manages to kill the bull, but is slain by Ishtar, striking at the bond between the two friends. Shattered, Gilgamesh vows he will destroy the last monster: death.
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Review: The Revenge of Ishtar (The Gilgamesh Trilogy #2)User Review - Tiffany - Goodreads
You can't go wrong with the slaying of a monster for a great boy story! Add to that the classic loyal friend theme and a bad guy - or girl goddess in this case- and you have the makings of a timeless tale. Read full review
Review: The Revenge of Ishtar (The Gilgamesh Trilogy #2)User Review - Ebookwormy - Goodreads
I continue to think how valuable these books are for boys in particular. The relationships with the lovely Shamhat and the evil Ishtar illuminate challenges that men the world over face in ... Read full review