(From the publisher):
In the days before the revolution, Charn was a city of ten thousand palaces and shrines, ruled over by a Starbridge bishop of the golden blood. A young girl, martyred by the usurper Christian Demiurge, burned together with her wild, antinominal lover. Now, the wheel has turned, and Charn lies crumbling in the alien heat of an endless summer. In the jungles far from Charn, two changeling children -- Raek and Cassia -- grow up, knowing neither their heritage, nor the role destiny has in store for them. Meanwhile, remnants of the old ways have started to blossom in the wilderness -- a forbidden religion, full of ecstasy and mystery.
Original title: Cult of Loving Kindness, the
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Religion