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The Hierophant's Daughter (The Disgraced Martyr Trilogy, #1)

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Dive into the first volume of a bleak cyberpunk tahgmahr you can't afford to miss. What would you sacrifice to survive?

By 4042 CE, the Hierophant and his Church have risen to political dominance with his cannibalistic army of genetically modified humans: martyrs. In an era when mankind’s intergenerational cold wars against their long-lived predators seem close to running h
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Hardcover, 286 pages
Expected publication: May 19th 2019 by Painted Blind Publishing
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Maddison
Nov 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
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While the writing in this book was really lyrical and beautiful, I found the run-on sentences and the intense language really confusing and tricky to follow, and with my current run-down mood and my exhausting life, I just couldn't keep up with this book. The premise of immortal cannibal humans called martyrs just sounded so interesting, but unfortunately at the 20% mark still nothing was happening, and nothing was explained. The confusion just carried on throughout the book and I felt so lost. ...more
Darlene
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Confusion mixed with action. I kept reading past understanding what was going on. I blamed using text-to-speech as often I am not sure what is going on in books. I miss the cues of a new chapter and who it is dedicated to. Or misinterpret what is it all about. So I'll own what I didn't get.

If a book is confusing I often keep reading and the context will bring me up to date. Or I will give it up. This book had enough action that I though
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Amber
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the future there are two kinds of humans in the world, and one of them eats the other. Dominia is a Martyr, but after the death of her wife, she is disillusioned with the way things are run and decides to defect to what amounts to a resistance.

I very much enjoyed this mix of cyberpunk, not-vampires, and the apocalypse. I think it does something a bit different with those elements, and I am here for it. The main character, Dominia, is fully realized and believably flawed, while also being lik
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M.F. Sullivan
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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M. F. Sullivan lives and works in Ashland, Oregon, having completed THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE, the psychedelic follow-up to the transgressive DELILAH, MY WOMAN. Her forthcoming series, THE DISGRACED MARTYR TRILOGY, will be released over nine months from May 2019 through January 2020.