A young leader must rely on his faith and wisdom to stand against a malicious priest bent on death and destruction in Richard E. Valdez’s new historical fiction, “Light in the Darkness” (published by iUniverse).
In the year 1055, a peaceful people with a culture veiled in mysticism and ritual inhabit the San Juan Basin of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. A small boy named Honaw, groomed by his wise grandfather to be one of the spiritual leaders of their village, dreams of the day when he will rule with fairness and kindness – the way his grandfather does.
Honaw’s world is thrown into chaos when an evil holy man murders his grandfather to gain total rule of the village. The evil one is vanquished, but the village is destroyed. Honaw grows into a man as he leads his people on a long and harrowing journey to their new home in the fabled city of White House.
Forces of men and nature lead Honaw to become the supreme spiritual leader of all the people of the basin. At White House, he faces his greatest challenge when the evil priest of his youth returns with a band of fierce warriors to exact revenge on Honaw and his people.