Isso soa como " Ilha dos Mortos ", de Roger Zelazny, publicado em 1969.
... he sought out a mentor, who happened to be a member of a very long-lived and slowly dying alien race, the Pei'ans. Under this tutelage, Sandow eventually became a telepath and "worldscaper". ... Sandow is bound to "Shimbo of Darktree, Shrugger of Thunders" ... it is believed that the worldscaper is actually acting as an avatar for the god. ... Gringrin vowed revenge on the other worldscapers, starting with Sandow. Somehow Gringrin has been able to unite himself with Belion (Shimbo's traditional enemy in Pei'an mythology).