To the world the international cult leader Caldos Moriera is a saint and a healer.
His healing touch has made him famous and allows him to charge whatever price he desires for his service. But the money and gratitude lavished upon him aren't enough.
Caldos wants ultimate power, and vows that no one will stand in his way to attain it... especially Ana, a strangely psychic child, who, together with her uncle, know the unvarnished truth hidden in the darkness of Caldos’ heart.
For all intents and purposes, especially when he is in front of the television cameras, Caldos Moriera is all goodness and light, a man in white who can heal the people of the world. His followers’ hearts and pocket books are open to his causes, and his influence over worldly matters grows daily.
But once Caldos discovers that Ana and her uncle know he is the vile and corrupt man who killed Ana’s parents, he has no choice but to hunt them down and eliminate them.
In fear for their lives, Ana and her uncle flee to the safety of the Sonoran Desert where they meet a Gypsy girl, Keja, and discover that their combined psychic abilities could equal to the ultimate power Caldos seeks.
Managing to stay one step ahead of Caldos' hired trackers, the trio eludes capture until one fateful day when Caldos, in a fit of rage, takes over the search himself.
"Darkness of the God is a very satisfying novel, as much thriller as speculative fiction, and likely to appeal to a wide reading audience." - Dru Pagliassotti, The Harrow
"In this new adventure, Brave New World meets The Handmaid's Tale, with some serious ass-kicking along the way. The character of Jemma and her fight for a life of her own rings true with its themes of government control, genetic manipulation, cloning, and repression of women. Author Phoebe Wray is a welcome addition to the pantheon of feminist science fiction writers." - Louise Marley (Terrorists of Irustan, The Glass Harmonica, The Child Goddess, The Maquisarde)
"The premise itself is rather interesting. This is sort of a loose urban fantasy. The fantasy element is the mysterious onca ability that Caldos, Ana, and Jaoa possess, which allows them to not only to heal people, but to control their thoughts and actions." - Shawn Duke, The Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovin' Book Review
"The story is well-written and a page-turner. Even if you have not read the first volume, you will have no problem picking up the tale and becoming involved with the characters.
This is a gripping tale of what might happen if the power of the mind could someday replace the power of machinery. It is a character-based narrative with a good bit of action thrown in." — Ronald Hore, CM Magazine
About Amber Hayward
Amber Hayward is an internationally published author and poet. Somehow she finds time to write despite the demands of managing the Black Cat Guest Ranch in the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies, where she hosts and presents murder mystery weekends.
Amber Hayward was born in Lethbridge. “Darkness of the God” is the second novel in the “Children of the Panther” trilogy. The first in the series, “The Healer”, was published in 2002. “Stolen Children” is the third and final novel in the trilogy.
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