In this retelling of the Cinderella story set around 3600 B.C., timid Issamun must cast off her life as a slave if she is to help stop the resurrection of an ancient evil that threatens all of Egypt - and possibly the world. As the family that owns her plans to use the supernatural might of the fallen Set to overthrow the Pharaoh, Issamun must discover who she is, what she seeks in life, and whether she would be wise to aid the brave warrior who has come alone to put down the schemes of her masters. Is it possible to resist the soul-numbing power of Set if he does re-awaken? Is it possible to kill a god? And what horrors will Issamun have to endure to save those whom she cares for? This erotic fantasy-adventure takes the reader back to a time when mankind was just beginning to carve out civilization from the wild and unfathomable chaos that was the world. The world of Diamond in the Rough is one of magic and mythology, of semi-civilized ancients and cruel barbarians. This tale is a sequel to Three Jewels.