Kate Skylar is an ordinary 17-year-old with an extraordinary destiny. A virgin, Kate suddenly finds herself pregnant with what she believes is the Son of God. But the Catholic Church is convinced Kate is carrying the Antichrist and, assisted by an artificial intelligence known as Grand Inquisitor, will stop at nothing to kill Ethan, her son. Ethan’s only protection is Conversatio, a secret organization dedicated to the Second Coming—which may have its own dark agenda. As Ethan grows up in anonymity, ignorant of his true identity and not knowing whom to trust, he must come to terms with his miraculous abilities and make a fateful choice that will determine the future of all mankind. And for Kate, an equally difficult struggle looms, as well as a mother’s devastating choice.
Godsent is a wild religious thriller, a page-turner that keeps you guessing until the very last page. Burton, in his fiction debut, crafts a tightly-wound narrative with a heart-pounding plot and emotional resonance that will ring true to anyone with children of their own, all while the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.
Ethan is a child with startling abilities and a secret even he doesn’t know. Conversatio, a shadowy underground organization, wants to protect him, but the Grand Inquisitor, an artificial intelligence, wants him killed. Kate, his virgin mother, believes her child is the Son of God. In the style of religious thrillers like The Da Vinci Code, Richard Burton’s novel Godsent is a fast-paced swashbuckler of divine proportions. Audio and television actress Julia Whelan, star of the long-running television series Once and Again, keeps the tension high with her lively, engaged performance.
“A fresh and exciting thriller, Godsent takes you on an unexpected journey. People of all faiths will be talking about this book.” (Dan Nathan, co-host of CNBC’s Options Action)
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