Ths Ship of Ishtar Author:A. Merritt 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 ru... more »ler whose sole remaining desire was to subdue and drag into 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 passion for the forbidden handmaiden, of his desperate struggle against the magic of an unknown world, is one of A. Merritt's finest novels of fantasy.« less