Could it really happen?
What would we do if it did?
It's been twelve years since religious leaders, tired of fighting over oil and faith, reached a compromise: they divided the lands among the sons of Moses--Christian, Muslim and Jewish enclaves that now make up the mosaic of this new world. The city-state of New Providence, on the eastern seaboard of the United States, is ruled by a Prelate and governed under the iron fist of fundamentalism.
Rights and freedoms we take for granted are gone, replaced by conformity and dogmatism. Science and medicine have ground to a halt, knowledge and free thought are sinful. Abortion, contraception and premarital sex are prohibited. Men follow their fathers into trades and women serve as maids, cooks, and nurses. Distrust, corruption and abuse characterize New Providence. This is a religious dream gone wrong, a dis-utopia--yet with surprising promise and heroic players.
Ten million souls have given up their freedom and independence in exchange for security and predictability. But discontent with society's rigidity and intolerance is growing; certain factions within and without this new ruling class are swelling, becoming bolder and more defiant--these Unknowns are piecing together their own plans.