By Laurie R. King
Known as "one of the main unique skills to emerge within the '90s" through Kirkus Reviews, award-winning writer Laurie R. King grants an clever, terrifying, engrossing drama of excellent and evil, not like any she has written before....
A revered college professor, Anne Waverly has a earlier identified to few: Years in the past, her personal unwitting act price Anne her husband and daughter. Fewer nonetheless understand that this background and her educational specialty--alternative spiritual movements--have made her a super FBI operative. 4 occasions she has infiltrated suspect groups, escaping her personal thoughts of loss and carnage to discover a degree of atonement. Now, as she starts off to savour existence once again, she has no goal of taking one other task. till she learns of a couple of hundred kids residing within the swap movement's Arizona compound....
Anne quickly realizes that fluctuate isn't any usual group and hers isn't any traditional undertaking. For, faraway from appeasing the demons of her prior, this project is sweeping her again into their clutches...and to the razor's fringe of probability.
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They taught that, rather than God creating the universe, the universe is creating God and that man is himself god and therefore unaccountable to a higher power. This is similar to the New Age doctrine of the 20th century. They also taught that Jesus had a secret doctrine, a doctrine of reason that only the enlightened could understand. Rather than being a redeemer, Jesus was only a teacher whose purpose was to unite men in a great universal association thereby leading men to universal liberty and equality.
Through cold December nights crowds of poor women, some carrying babies, some leading children by the hand, were driven to the river and loaded on barges to be drowned. " Prudhomme placed the death toll at no less than one million during this period of indiscriminate massacres. It is important to remember that the system behind the Reign of Terror was the plan of Robespierre to transform France into a Socialist State. There were to be no rich, no poor, only equality. Plans were put forth for every department of life to be placed under State control.
A Darker Place (Anne Waverly, Book 1) by Laurie R. King