By William A. Methven
In 36AD radical Jewish instructor and zealot, Yeshua ben Pandira lies demise of his wounds in Judaea. Disturbed by means of a imaginative and prescient that his teachings may be misused via the Roman Empire, Yeshua lives lengthy sufficient to dictate his ultimate testomony, later identified as The Word, to Joseph of Arimithaea. notwithstanding due to its radical teachings, The Word is suppressed through the early church and fully disappears within the 3rd century.
Then in 2015 The Word is re-discovered buried below the ruins of an historical church in eire. How did it get there from biblical Judaea and what are the consequences for the trendy global of its radical message?
An Irish wasteland father, Cormac mac Fliande, is named upon through the Coptic Patriarch in Alexandria to convey those scrolls to eire; a long way adequate clear of the demonstrated church which fears the novel problem to its authority contained in The Word. Cormac is compelled to come to the land of his beginning: a land he fled after the dying of his spouse and youngsters in the course of the Justinian Plague in 540AD.
Cormac’s better half at the trip and muse is a magical golden hare who claims to be the reincarnated soul of the biblical prophet, Zachariah. they're followed to eire by way of a Greek thinker, pagan priestess and shut pal, Melania, who's escaping persecution in Egypt; in addition to a tender Judaean student, Brother Simon of Bethaza. In eire they're joined on their odyssey via a tender Irish poet, Bretha and helped the eminent Celtic abbot and excessive Druid, Colum Cille.
Sixth century eire is a paranormal land the place the outdated pagan ideals peacefully coexist beside the hot Christian faith. In eire Cormac and his partners are helped through Iucharba of the Tuatha De, a paranormal subterranean fairy folks who as soon as governed eire and Feth Fio the ferryman, a changeling who's half otter, half guy. this can be a global earlier than medical suggestion, the place the membranes among worlds are very skinny. mind's eye and superstition are as actual as daily event and the interactions among people and the wildlife are very various from today.
In this time Rome needs to suppress all capability problem to its starting to be spiritual strength and sends its fearsome emissary, Augustine of Nubea to eire to discover and secure The Word for the Holy See. On his means via France to eire Augustine enlists the aid of the mythical British army chief, Artur of the Gododdin and plans are laid to invade eire to capture The Word.
Cormac’s mentor as a tender monk used to be Colum Cille, an eminent abbot and excessive Druid within the Celtic Christian church. He has a prior for which he seeks redemption. Guardianship of The be aware bargains Colum Cille a chance to construct a church that may develop into the salvation of western Christendom.
Then in sleek times The Word is came upon on an archaeological dig at the north coast of eire with few clues as to the way it received there. Its discovery once more demanding situations these in power.
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