Day of Liberation
Will Varia Day be the key to crushing her Prince? Or to gutting an empire?
Divine Prince Jahnzel Zarr is out of control, and Divine Empress Jesalya Zarr can’t tolerate it. When she probes for weakness, she discovers his interest in the lowborn technician Varia Day. Despite Jesalya’s concern that the girl joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and lives with other apostates under mysterious shields of light, her husband, Divine Emperor Arulezz Zarr, believes she will be the perfect tool to tame his brother and uses her as bait in a trap for him.
Nothing, however, goes the way Jesalya and Arulezz plan. As they work to gain dominion over Earth, the enemy light remains inexplicable and powerful. They suspect Varia knows its secrets, but Jahnzel won’t allow them close enough to get the information they demand. When they learn that together, Jahnzel and his “wench” are far more powerful and unpredictable than they believed, they initiate a vendetta to destroy them, unleashing consequences they could not have imagined.
The Last Days’ quest for Zion promises to be so glorious, so challenging, and so extraordinary that stories speculating on it in a literal way have difficulty doing it justice. Apply a generous dose of fantasy, and what results are novels for Latter-day Saints by Katherine Padilla that will transport readers to a harrowing but hopeful alien future.
From the Author:
This novel was always meant to be a love story, but it developed into something more—an extraordinary journey of a couple that answers questions I never meant to ask: How powerful is a love that’s determined to be eternal? How foundational are the purity and fidelity from which it springs? Is such a love compelling enough to transform individuals? Cultures? Nations? Is it indomitable enough to shatter even the most unrelenting efforts to destroy it?