**AUTOGRAPHED BOOK PLATE INCLUDED** Begotten is an edited, new edition of a novel previously released in 2006, The Begotten. Begotten the first in the Gifted Trilogy; Betrayed and Blessed will follow as newly edited re-releases in July and September.
At the height of the Inquisition, a secret half a millennium old is about to be exposed in Italy. A lost letter to the Corinthians, potentially written by Paul and illuminated by prophetic visionaries, speaks of men and women with mysterious spiritual gifts, who will be brought together to usher in change for the faithful. Now the long-buried letter has surfaced, the Gifted are gathering, and the prophecies about their gifting are proving true. But the Church is divided; two popes vie for the powerful papal seat, and both are eager to either control this renegade group of disciples or see them put to death. And yet there is another—a powerful sorcerer—who is trying to get to them first.
Praise for the previous edition of Begotten:
“[Begotten is a] classic battle between good and evil. Disregard Da Vinci Code
comparisons and think Lord of the Rings.” —Publishers Weekly
“A full-bodied, absorbing tale that combines authentic historical detail with a universally
appealing and gripping story…With crossover appeal for J.R.R. Tolkien and Madeleine L’Engle
enthusiasts, this is recommended for all.” —Library Journal
“An exhilarating religious historical thriller…delightful…action-packed…superb.” —Midwest Book Review