The Heretic (Beyond the Wall Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
Lucas Bale (Author)
“World building is one of Bale’s strengths and he has created something which draw readers in and hooks them for the next instalment. It’s the easy familiarity of several other genre favourites, ranging from A Song of Ice and Fire to Farscape and Star Wars, alongside a wonderful Firefly vibe, and coupled with Bale’s unique and ambitious take, that makes The Heretic an enjoyable and compelling read.”
Michael Patrick Hicks, author of Convergence
“Lucas Bale’s debut novel is gripping, suspenseful science fiction. It seizes you right from the first word, and the chase scene at the climax of the story is some of the finest writing I’ve seen in the genre.”
Alex Roddie, author of The Atholl Expedition and The Only Genuine Jones
“One to watch.”
Eve Seymour, author of The Last Exile and Resolution to Kill
“An engrossing and tense post-apocalyptic adventure. Lucas Bale delivers in his exciting and brilliant debut that does justice to the Sci-fi genre.”
Nadine Matheson, author of The Sisters
Earth is gone.
Centuries have passed since the First Cataclysm ended life on the blue planet. Humanity’s survivors are now dispersed among distant colonies, thousands of light years from the barren, frozen rock that was once their home.
A new Republic has formed – one in which freedom no longer exists. In return for the protection of the Consulate Magistratus, citizens must concede their rights absolutely. The Magistratus controls interstellar travel, access to technology – even procreation. Every citizen is implanted with a device to monitor their location, health and nutrition and emotions – perhaps even more. Organised religion is forbidden. All crime is punished by banishment, or a lifetime of penal servitude aboard the Kolyma prison fleet.
Humanity’s true history survives only in whispers of a secret archive.
Yet there are those who preach a new religion and who want to be free.
A revolution is coming…
The Heretic is the first book in the Beyond the Wall series, an epic story about the future of humanity and the discovery of the truth of its past.