The Piaculum:a novel

The Piaculum:a novel

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by Richard J. Gray
     
 

The Piaculum is at once hauntingly dark yet deeply spiritual. Set in the distant future, the story takes place on a desert landscape where a group of Christians called the Mone and a blood worshiping cult known as the Kathe are ensnared in religious tension. The Kathe believe that salvation can only be achieved by drinking blood from men born with a rare skinSee more details below

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The Piaculum is at once hauntingly dark yet deeply spiritual. Set in the distant future, the story takes place on a desert landscape where a group of Christians called the Mone and a blood worshiping cult known as the Kathe are ensnared in religious tension. The Kathe believe that salvation can only be achieved by drinking blood from men born with a rare skin condition known as the white-mark.

The novel follows the life of Cearl, a man with the white-mark born to a group of poor Mone farmers. Cearl has a good life with a wife and two children he deeply loves, but he finds himself consumed by memories of being tortured by the Kathe as a child, as well as an overwhelming feeling that his god wants something from him. When a group of Kathe come to Cearl's village looking for human sacrifices, Cearl comes face to face with his childhood memories and makes choices that could destroy his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595303014
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/16/2004
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.49(d)

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