Ave Judas [NOOK Book]

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Ave Judas: An SF Conspiracy Thriller

It is the year of our Lord 2449. The Pope believes he has just forty-four days

to avert a galactic Armageddon by discrediting anew the most reviled man in history ...

Owen Stonehaven is leading the strangest of lives. As a child, his mother gives

him to a huge and fierce...

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Ave Judas

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Overview

Ave Judas: An SF Conspiracy Thriller

It is the year of our Lord 2449. The Pope believes he has just forty-four days

to avert a galactic Armageddon by discrediting anew the most reviled man in history ...

Owen Stonehaven is leading the strangest of lives. As a child, his mother gives

him to a huge and fierce rat kangaroo; as an adult, the Church has him shut

into a derelict and lightless spaceship.

Freed, he returns to his home planet, a surreal place that is roamed by lizards of barely imaginable size, towering thunderbirds and ferocious marsupial lions - for on New Yamba a master cloner has been at work re-creating the megafauna of Australia's past. Owen's plan is to find the mysterious coin his mother stole on the day she died, a well-worn piece of silver he hopes will help reveal his true identity, and to await a visit by the brother he loves, Henry, a priest.

Extremists detonate a bomb and Henry is hurt. Owen realises he is the subject of a conspiracy engineered by an all-powerful and ruthless man. As he begins to understand his origins, he finds he cannot shake the darkness at his core. Is betrayal in his genes?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011440090
  • Publisher: Cassian Brown
  • Publication date: 7/30/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 398 KB

Meet the Author

Cassian Brown was born in London in 1957 and grew up on the Isle of Ischia in Italy and in New Zealand. He has lived most of his adult life in Sydney, Australia.He is a newspaper and magazine sub-editor, and has also worked as a farmhand, cleaner, roofer, dishwasher, wine waiter, armoured-van guard and cheese-truck driver.While a lover of science fiction since his wonder years, Cassian Brown reads a range of styles. With his own writing he finds himself blending SF with other genres. He is the author of the SF conspiracy thriller Ave Judas and of Baxter Mariah, which mixes SF, horror, adventure and psychological drama. Both are 2011 publications. His next project, 25, is about sociopaths and those who indulge them.Cassian lives in Sydney with his wife, Jie, and Bobo, a spirited Pomeranian-Chihuahua cross. They regularly visit the South Coast of New South Wales.
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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    The Crusades in the 25th Century ¿ Clones ¿ Judas Iscariot

    Humanity has expanded as far as it can in the galaxy by the 25th century. Religious doctrine now grips and rules the galaxy as other governmental paradigms fade into the background. Four distinct quadrants are in place in the galaxy as follows: FIRST QUADRANT – including Earth is a blend of multiple religions with none prevailing SECOND QUADRANT – controlled by the church this quadrants’ people are called Trinitarians as they believe God is three parted THIRD QUADRANT – this is the hippy quadrant with residents more interested in sports then they are in religion FOURTH QUADRANT – this quadrant is the Marianists who worship Mary, Mother of Jesus as the fourth in a four-part godhead The SECOND and FOURTH Quadrants are at opposite ends of the theological spectrum but are too well matched for either one to prevail in a war. However the rise of a new movement threatens the balance between these two quadrants. The new movement believes that Judas Iscariot was evolved and should be the fourth godhead rather than Mary We start the story with a war on New Yamba in the THIRD QUADRANT where we witness the murder of Rose Stonehaven in front of her two young sons, Owen and Henry, who are able to escape through two different means that will influence there later lives. The reason Rose had taken a chance at being discovered was that she was going to hide a clay lamb that had a secret compartment with a silver coin in it. This turned out to be a fatal mistake for her Jumping ahead 30 years we find Owen being held in solitary confinement, in the dark, on an orbiting prison while Henry has become a Nuncio to the Pope. After 3 years imprisonment Owen is released and starts a slow recovery from his ordeal. Owen returns to New Yamba to find the burial spot of his mother and move her to a better location. He contacts his brother to come to New Yamba and his brother agrees. Owen soon becomes aware that he bears a resemblance to Judas Iscariot and in fact people start to identify him as same. How can this be? What was the significance of the silver coin that his mother died trying to hide? Is his brother coming to New Yamba to become a martyr? Who is plotting to kill Owen? How will Owen and Henry find their mothers grave site ? You’ll have to read this thrilling book to discover the answers to this question. You will enjoy your time reading it.

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