The devil's prophet
The Devil's Prophet is the first book of the Devil trilogy by Dutch author Adrian Stone.
Zabatha, leader and prophet of the Cataris Cult, and most loyal servant of the forbidden god Cataris, discovers in young Marak an exceptional talent for magic.
In Carolia, priests and monks can channel their gods' energies and convert them into magic. The prophet would like nothing better than to make Marak his disciple, for having the boy as their pawn could grant the Catarists total domination.
Poor Marak is unaware. Worse, he is scarred for life in a way that sets him apart as an adherent of the dreaded Catarists. Fortunately, support comes from an unexpected corner. A high priestess named Verina stands up for Marak and persuades him to undergo the Test, to find out how great his talent really is. This is not without consequence. Against his will, Marak will play a vital part in the game the religious fanatic Zabatha is playing with the world...
'Adrian Stone has created an interesting fantasy world, reminiscent of the Dark Ages. In this world magic is not simply a given, and Stone's thrilling, well-built story benefits from that.' Dutch Library Service (NBD Biblion) about Devil's Prophet.
Adrian Stone is the pseudonym for Ad van Tiggelen (1958). Like no other, Stone possesses the literary qualities to encapsulate complicated matters such as religion and history in a compellingly thrilling, classically modelled fantasy story. Find more information about the author and his books on: www.adrianstone.com