When the King is Evil: A Tale of Faith and Civil Conflict
When an evil prince conspires to become king, the medieval country of Darsinia must endure a war between brothers. An immigrant population, despised by the new king, is caught up in the royal conflict and too many of them die. Darsinia’s faith community struggles with the disruption of peace and the hardships of the war. Have they been abandoned by the Holy One? Did he not know about the evil in the new king’s heart? Doesn’t he care about the king’s racism, his total disregard for his own people and the needless wars he will start because of his selfish ambition?
As the evil king begins to reign and life becomes frightening, Avri of Talla reminds the faithful of the timeless truths upon which they must now rely. He counsels the royal family and seeks the help of a foreign leader. Avri surprises his village and fulfills the mystic’s prophecy, pronounced when he was a young boy years ago. In the end, when the Holy One acts as only he can, war-weary and nearly hopeless Darsinians are amazed as he overtly intervenes in the affairs of men.