Part 1 and Part 2Megiddo: After the fall of the racist government in Megiddo, tensions between the indigenous Supremists and Inferiors, all other ethnicities, ignite. Nikolai Mizrahi, once the dreaded General of Military Intelligence is now, President Sariq Matsu’s- the first Inferior President and past Resistance fighter- right hand man. What is the truth; is Mizrahi’s atonement sincere or a façade?Nikolai Mizrahi: The second most powerful man in Megiddo’s past genocidal government. Cracks in his resolve had through the years produced an identity crisis; his conscience reaching a boiling point after he tortured Professor Tangier, an Inferior law Professor and theologian and fell in love with his daughter. A paradoxical bond developed between the two men. The Professor believed through the seeds of evil Nikolai sowed the good could be harvested, if only he could return to the inner authentic man, who never lost sight of God. Unwilling to accept his life had been a criminal lie, Mizrahi fights the pull of the authentic man. The pressure too severe though, after Isla Tangier’s abduction and rape by his war and the discovery of his brothers’, Father Ibrahim’s direct involvement in that abduction, Nikolai breaks down. Towards what end though, redemption or the body’s survival? Dr Isla Tangier: Genius level trauma surgeon. An inability to fully experience emotions; her deepest longing though is inclusion and the ability to feel. When she came across an injured Supremist soldier and recognized him as her father’s controversial visitor, Commander Nikolai Mizrahi, she reluctantly honoured her father’s wishes and saved his life. The inexplicable gradually emerged; Isla began to ‘feel’ through this most unlikely source, Commander Mizrahi. It was to the authentic man she responded, who could not though overthrow the influence of the Commander. When her parents are assassinated, when she falls victim to Mizrahi’s war polices, Isla’s very sanity is threatened. From a healer she turned killer eventually seeking annihilation due to her inability to renounce her love. Does she succeed?Justice in the aftermath of war? The trauma of rape and rage. A tale of fundamental betrayal, torn psyches and fractured minds during the Reconciliation of cultures. Can atonement be possible after radical evil? Can the mind recover from evil inflicted; evil perpetrated? Can Love control the extremes of man’s dual nature, good and evil, or are the passions beyond spiritual and rational control?
About Hermione Papathanasiou
My primary goal is to raise awareness through my writing on the hierarchy of worth that has crippled humanity from the beginning of time. Not equality necessarily, but dignity for all. I have a B.A. in English, from the University of Torontoand an M.A. in Psychology from York University