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The Book of Thomas : Volume One: Heaven
by Robert Boyczuk


Overview - In the beginning, the Church ruled all the Spheres of the Apostles. But that was millennia ago, before the origins of this massive, artificial realm were forgotten. Now, drought, plague and war afflict the Spheres that make up the world of Man, fragmenting society into antagonistic sects that carry out ruthless pogroms.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In the beginning, the Church ruled all the Spheres of the Apostles. But that was millennia ago, before the origins of this massive, artificial realm were forgotten. Now, drought, plague and war afflict the Spheres that make up the world of Man, fragmenting society into antagonistic sects that carry out ruthless pogroms.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781927469279
  • ISBN-10: 1927469279
  • Publisher: Chizine Publications
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 242
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP


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Books > Fiction > Dystopian
Books > Fiction > Religious - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-09-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

Earth has been divided into 14 Spheres, physical planes that act as separate worlds, all theoretically ruled by the Church. Something is starting to go wrong with the system, however, and a boy named Thomas becomes an unwitting keystone to a conspiracy that crosses all the Spheres and takes him from his orphanage to the Holy See of Rome and beyond. This postapocalyptic passion play is a lushly written but ultimately unsatisfactory quest plot with underrealized characters. Boyczuk (Nexus: Ascension) leaves vital revelations far too late; the conspiracy is a tenuous thread to tie together the laborious first-person travelogue of Thomas’s journey, and it leaves the reader with more questions than answers. Much of this could be forgiven were it not for the use of sexual violence to provide cheap characterization and flat motivations for most of the story’s action. (Nov.)

 
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