The Parafaith War

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 1997 - Fiction - 480 pages
16 Reviews
Some bad ideas go back a long way and this one goes all the way back to the original home planet: Someone's god told them they had a right to more territory--so they figure they can take what they want by divine right. In the far future among the colonized worlds of the galaxy there's a war going on between the majority of civilized worlds and a colonial theocracy.

Trystin Desoll grows up fighting against religious fanatics and becomes a hero, a first-class pilot, then, amazingly, a spy.

What do you do if you're a relatively humane soldier fighting millions of suicidal volunteers on the other side who know that they are utterly right and you are utterly wrong, with no middle ground?

Trystin Desoll has an idea.
  

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Review: The Parafaith War (Parafaith #1)

User Review  - Sherri Moorer - Goodreads

I actually didn't like this novel, but couldn't find a way to delete it from my shelf. At 153 pages in, I still fail to see where this is going and a central plotline developing. Read full review

Review: The Parafaith War (Parafaith #1)

User Review  - Flyss Williams - Goodreads

Intriguing if a little slow in the first half. Tells the story of a young pilot, embroiled in a battle with the ultra religious revenants of the profit. Clearly influenced by the authors anti religious sentiment, as an interesting footnote he currently lives in Mormon stronghold, Utah. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Leland Exton Modesitt, Jr., was born on October 19, 1943 in Denver to Leland Exton and Nancy Lila Modesitt. He was educated at Williams College and earned a graduate degree from the University of Denver. Modesitt's career has included stints as a navy lieutenant, a market research analyst, and a real estate sales associate. He has also held various positions within the U.S. government as a legislative assistant and as director of several agencies. In the early 1980s, he was a lecturer in science fiction writing at Georgetown University. After graduation, Modesitt began to write, but he did not have a novel published until he was 39 years old. He believes that a writer must "simultaneously entertain, educate and inspire... [failing any one of these goals], the book will fall flat." A part-time writer, he produces an average of one book per year, but he would eventually like to write full-time. The underlying themes of many of his science fiction novels are drawn from his work in government work and involve the various aspects of power and how it changes the people and the structure of government. Usually, his protagonist is an average individual with hero potential. Much of his "Forever Hero Trilogy"--Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight--is based on his experiences working with the Environmental Protection Agency. He made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 with his title Princeps.

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