African-American Shona Rayner is dangerous. Charismatic and beautiful, with miraculous healing powers, she is Jesus in the form of a woman. The male Jesus and God have had their day. Reported back to the U.S. from Mexico, this enigmatic "revolutionary" divides American in two: those who believe Shona in the new Messiah, and those who think she's the Anti-Christ. When Shona leads a march of her followers across the US to the White House, America erupts into open conflict, and the stage is set for the cruelest of treacheries and the most notorious act of revenge.
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The Rose of Ashes based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Every once in a while a book comes a long that confirms your belief that all things are possible. Mischa KK Bagley -- who is he, or she? I'd love to know more -- has achieved that miraclulous literary achievement: inventing something outrageous and making you believe in it. This is largely because the characters and the writing are so clearly defined. Basically the story rests on how others perceive the heroine, Shona Rayner, as an incarnation of Jesus in female form who has come to bring America into the new millenium. Shona is beautiful, commanding and black. As she says, her color comes from the sun but her message is for everybody. Go Shona!