by SDL Curry
-Historical, Christian, Japan
Release date: September 28, 2016
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The first in Curry’s Hidden trilogy, Hidden by the Leaves follows Father Joaquim Martinez, a Jesuit Priest in Japan, as he and his catechists risk their lives to defy a 17th Century Shogun order of execution.
Inspired by real-life events and enriched by the author’s extensive research, this epic tale of good vs. evil is the ultimate historical novel.
Rooted in history and hidden by the leaves. Can Fr. Martinez and his small village stand against an oppressive regime to find freedom through the power of faith?
FYI: In writing this book, Curry drew on substantial research from the Vatican’s Secret Archives, as well as on-the-ground research and experience in Japan in order to become an expert on medieval Japanese history. He was recently interviewed by BBC UK, and with the upcoming release of the critically acclaimed movie Silence, which tackles similar themes, Curry—and his book—offer great perspective on this hot topic.