Victoria A. Williams
(Herne Press, Aug. 20, 2020)
‘He sees us in the depths of despair and the throes of passion. Why should I be ashamed of the body He gave me?’When seventeen-year-old Hazael said these words, she had no intention of destroying the church she loves. Unable to hold her tongue, she questions the very laws that the church has been built on, sparking revolution in the hearts of thousands. Arrested and imprisoned in Babel, Hazael struggles to retain her faith as her situation, and that of the country, worsens every day. But her guardian’s troubled past with the church’s ruling Elite see Hazael prosecuted for heresy. If she is found guilty, she will be one of the first heretics to burn for centuries.