The sequel to Kingdom of the Wicked: Book One - Rules (Wilkinson
Publishing, October 2017)
From the best-selling author of The Hand that Signed the Paper,
winner of the Miles Franklin Award, comes a sensational epic novel.
Published in association with Ligature (www.ligatu.re)
786 ab urbe condita - 33AD. Time is running out for Yeshua Ben Yusuf, on
trial for capital crimes after rioting against the monmeychanges in the temple.
His Roman defence lawyer and the Legion's military prosecutor bring their
witnesses before Pontius Pilate - followers, soldiers, religious leaders, even
his mother - revealing the accused man in ways that surprise and move those
gathering for the verdict, connecting and transforming their lives.
As Yeshua Ben Yusuf awaits judgment, the wounded Zealots prepare a fi nal
desperate strike. On the outskirts of Jerusalem, the occupation, the resistance
and one holy man will meet their fate together.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helen Dale is a Queenslander by birth and a Londoner by choice. She read
law at Oxford (where she was at Brasenose) and has previously worked as
a lawyer, political staffer, and advertising copywriter (among other things).
She became the youngest winner of Australia's Miles Franklin Award
with her fi rst novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper, leaving the country
shortly after it caused a storm of controversy.