This richly imagined tale takes readers to a tiny German town in the time of â€śthe burnings,â€ť when pious and heretic alike became victims of witch-hunting zealots. When a double murder stirs up festering fears, the village priest sends for help. But the charismatic Inquisitor who answers the call brings a deadly mix of spiritual fervor and self-deceptive evil. Under his influence, village fear, guilt, and suspicion of women take a deadly turn. In the midst of this nightmare, a doubting priest and an unloved wifeâ€”a secret friend of the recently martyred William Tyndaleâ€”somehow manage to hear another Voiceâ€¦and discover the power of love over fear.Â Dinfoil, Germany, 1538. In a little town on the edge of the Black Forest, a double murder stirs up festering fears. A lonely woman despairs of pleasing her husband and wonders why other women shun her. An overworked sheriff struggles to hold the townâ€”and himselfâ€”together. A priest begins to doubt the power of the words he shares daily with his flock. And the charismatic Inquisitor who arrives to helpâ€”with a filthy witch in a cage as an object lessonâ€”brings his own mix of lofty ideals and treacherous evil. Under his influence, ordinary village fears and resentments take a deadly turn. Terror mounts. Dark deeds come to light. And men and women alike discover not only what they are capable of, but who they areâ€¦and what it means to grapple for grace.
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