Perhaps the single weirdest manuscript ever submitted to a publisher in history Alex Wylie’s début novel takes apocalyptic fiction like Left Behind, Things to Come and I am Legend and gives it the surreal and hilarious kick in the nuts it so richly deserves.
Be prepared to see the world in a way no talking Bonobo with an iPod ever has before!
The Empress, much like a lot of modern Republican politicians, was initially manipulating her religion for political gain.
Since the Sethian Rebellion however the crazy has taken firm root in her chaotic psyche.
Thus her Church has gained a deal of power rivalling that of the Guardians, Fleet and even the dreaded Quizzers.
Their theology, a strange mishmash of Shinto and Catholicism places the Empress as a messianic living Goddess who is humanitys only hope for survival. It has never been a particularly welcoming creed and the Empress new paranoia about men hasnt helped in the slightest. This fanatical warrior priesthood is dedicated to purging what it considers evil with holy fire.
Warbands of the Church tend to be split between expendable hordes of Lay Sisters and resilient and charismatic Ordained Clergy. They are tactically uninventive essentially rushing their enemies to close with their flame Weapons however their Fanaticism means where most Warbands just Withdraw they keep fighting, albeit with no idea of friend or foe!
Meet Miss Sally Sill, the daring young missionary to the Demi Monde of London, specifically 69 Frothington Road. Her papers, recovered from the private collection of notorious “Moral Crusader” Cecilia LeMonte, naturally focus their detail on her fascinating subjects.
However as she is drawn deeper into the murky world she seeks to save these “poor lost women” from she finds herself changing as a person.
Well you’ll have to wait for the books!
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