Darkening Age, 1

PROLOGUE Palmyra, c. AD 385 ‘There is no crime for those who have Christ.’ —St. Shenoute The destroyers came from out of the desert. Palmyra must have been expecting them: for years, marauding bands of bearded, black-robed zealots, armed with little more than stones, iron bars and an iron sense of righteousness had been terrorizing…

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