The Sun Children (2020)

Venia Havonis et venia vestra gentem nostram salvabitis.

“What a wonderful story.  What an awesome journey Clovia had.  . . . Couldn’t put it down.”
—Rick Labus, beta reader

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“If I believe it’s Havo’s will for me to die, I will die. If I believe He wants me to do something else, I will do something else. I am not afraid to die.”

After the Havians took over the Roman Catholic Church, the Night ended and the Day of Our Sun Havo began.  Now, over two centuries after Darkness was defeated, unexplained infertility has reduced Terra’s population by billions, and Church scientists labor to find the cause and a cure.  To show Humanity’s devotion and earn a reprieve, a reprieve which has yet to come, each year the Church of Havo sacrifices ten people to the Sun God.

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237 years After the Day, Provincia Americae Cascadiae selects Clovia Nervina, a devout young woman of twenty-three, as one of its latest Offerings.  She feels blessed to meet her maker, but Church leaders may regret their choice forever.

This book contains an additional short story that takes place in the same world: “A Sun Children Side Scene”.

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—Howard McCord, author of The Man Who Walked to the Moon