Detailed view for the Book: Psalms of Herod, The

Title:

Psalms of Herod, The
 

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Genres:

Fantasy

Series:

Herod
1

Editions:

# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1995-11-01 White Wolf Pub  

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Blurb: 
Friesner"s story is set in a post-holocaust future where women are chattel and one alpha male rules each homestead, staying in power through sheer brutatlity. Human biology has changed, and sexual relations are rigid and fraught with peril--women who have sex when they are not fertile die from it, so rape is equivalent to murder. Most women do not have monthly periods, and those who do are killed. Children who are not the offspring of the alpha male are routinely slaughtered. This social order is underpinned by harsh religious doctines that justify the status quo and turn infanticide into a virtual sacrament. Friesner"s story concerns the fate of one women, Becca, and her attempts--ultimately successful--to escape with her life from the power of the alpha male. cc

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