Earth is gone.
Centuries have passed since the First Cataclysm ended life on the blue planet. Humanity’s survivors are now dispersed among distant colonies, thousands of light years from the barren, frozen rock that was once their home.
A new Republic has formed – one in which freedom no longer exists. In return for the protection of the Consulate Magistratus, citizens must concede their rights. The Magistratus controls interstellar travel, access to technology – even procreation. Organised religion is forbidden. All crime is punished by banishment.
And humanity’s true history survives only in whispers of a secret archive.
Yet there are those who preach a new religion and who want to be free.
A revolution is coming…
The Heretic is the first book in the Beyond the Wall series, an epic story about the future of humanity and the discovery of the truth of its past.
‘The Heretic’ is a fantastic debut novel written by Lucas Bale. I was enthralled by the world presented in this story from the first sentence. Both of the main character, Jordi and Shepherd, were captivating and well-developed. The whole story about the Magistratus was unique and I really can’t wait to see what will happen in book 2. Hopefully it will come soon!