Download e-book for kindle: In the Heart of the Country (The Commandment Trilogy Book 2) by Derek Bickerton

By Derek Bickerton

within the first quantity of the Commandment trilogy, we left Zachary, the failed hermit, as he started to expiate his sins within the inside desolate tract of fourth-century Egypt. This moment quantity hyperlinks his tale with that of Leila, the peasant woman whom the bandit Darion kept from rape by the hands of his gang. whereas Zachary is going via a sequence of surprising reviews in a misplaced desolate tract oasis, Leila travels to the White Monastery, governed through the ruthless Shenoute, the place rather than the holy calm she anticipated she unearths simply lesbian practices and spiteful intrigue. whilst Zachary falls mortally unwell he's rescued by way of an unforeseen savior, and recovers to discover himself a peasant within the Nile valley. There he meets Leila, who has been expelled from the White Monastery, and slowly, carefully, nearly unwillingly those “Casualties of the Life”, as they name themselves, start to fall in love.

Once back, with exemplary learn and evocative writing, Derek Bickerton brings to lifestyles an unique yet little-known interval of background, and sheds a special mild at the early improvement of Christianity—both its strong and its undesirable sides.

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