Lucas Bale

Award-Winning Speculative Fiction Author

The Heretic is Coming - July 7th, 2014

The Heretic is set to be released in 7 days' time – on July 7th, 2014.

It will be available through Amazon, Kobo, Nook (Barnes and Noble), iBookstore, Scribd and as a paperback through CreateSpace. In fact, I am going to be giving away 20 random copies to anyone on my mailing list on 7th July, so sign up now if you want to be in that draw. Also, I am running a Goodreads Giveaway which ends on 21st July – 10 copies will be available there. Those 30 copies will be part of a Limited Edition First Imprint (ordered from CreateSpace today) and will have a Limited Edition cover. I will be signing each one and numbering them. If you'd like one, sign up to my mailing list or enter the Goodreads Giveaway now!

The Heretic already has six reviews on Goodreads, five of which are 5-star and one of which is a 4-star review. Here's what some readers have been saying about it:

The Heretic is a fantastic debut novel written by Lucas Bale. I was enthralled by the world presented in this story from the first sentence. Both of the main character, Jordi and Shepherd, were captivating and well-developed. The whole story about the Magistratus was unique and I really can’t wait to see what will happen in book 2. Hopefully it will come soon!
— Jola
The Heretic is the first book of what promises to be an engaging sci-fi series. Lucas Bale has successfully created an authentic and detailed post apocalyptic world. The main characters of Jordi and Shepherd are memorable and most importantly believable. Their own motivations mixed with our own knowledge that there is something bigger going on add to the atmospheric feel of this book. The strength of this impressive debut is the quality of the writing and Bale’s ability to create a world that is so vivid that it is impossible not to feel disappointed, that the journey is temporarily over, when you reach the last page of The Heretic. This is a must read for any sci-fi fan and I am looking forward to Book 2.
— Nadine
This book was one of the best I have read recently. It was well written, exciting, and intelligent. I loved the nods to other great sci-fi works like Firefly and probably FarScape. The premise it starts with isn’t particularly unique — Earth’s children are among the stars, struggling to survive and oppressed. Yet the story was different and the characters took it a new place that was interesting and kept me reading. I will definitely look for the remainder of the series as I want to know what happens.
— Debra
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