Ydnas: The Girl of the Prophecies

Ydnas: The Girl of the Prophecies

Paul D. Bowen

Paul D. Bowen

Ydnas, a novel of ideas in the form of fantasy fiction, explores religion, money, and nonviolence. In a vast city, the social Balance is preserved by Theo-Anarchy with countless gods and churches. Kor brings Ydnas to her orphanage, helped by the local Church of Irony. But the Lord of Evil suspects Ydnas is the Girl whom Prophecies predict will upset the old Balance.Ydnas is a novel of ideas in the form of fantasy fiction. In the vast and decadent city of Kondrastibar, the social Balance has been preserved by Theo-Anarchy for centuries. Countless churches and gods form the organizing principles for a decentralized society composed of thousands of largely independent neighborhoods. As the book begins, Kor, who runs an orphanage, rescues a young girl, Ydnas, from a slave auction. She brings Ydnas to the orphanage, where they are assisted by a priest from the local Church of Irony. But it is soon evident that Ydnas is no ordinary girl, and the immensely powerful and ambitious Lord of Evil suspects she may be the Girl that the Prophecies predict will upset the old Balance. The reader follows the adventures of many different characters, including Amazons, a crime lord, soul harvesters, and a Kelosian monk whose religion requires him to steal from the rich to give to the poor. Through its multiple plot lines, the novel explores ideas about religion, society, nonviolence, and money before coming to its stunning conclusion.
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