Pawns in a Larger Game forms the first part of the Immortal Wager Saga, a sprawling work of fiction in the best of the Epic Fantasy tradition. What begins as a simple wager between gods soon expands into a battle for supremacy on both the mortal and immortal planes. Soon gods and mortals as well as both the living and the dead find their fates interwoven, all joining in the same game.
This unconventional love story examines the long-term relationship between Jake Foster and Lizzie Lavin on the day of its ending. Home alone at his cabin on a lake in northern Wisconsin, Jake reflects back on the past 40 years, trying to determine what went wrong, and hoping to find peace at the end of his journey.