Cultivation is illegal. Immortals are hunted and executed. Anti-cultivation propaganda posters are plastered on every street corner. The Counter-Cultivation division investigates, the elite Black Corpses are sent in for the kill. None are spared. Mercy doesn’t exist. But did the cultivators really bring the War of Tribulation? Are they actually responsible for the Heavenly Curse? Are they truly the bloodthirsty psychopaths the government paints them to be? Wang Fan is a homicide detective who fights for justice, and who believes that officers like himself are tasked with championing the rights of the common citizens. Then a seemingly routine case goes awry, and he finds himself dragged into the darkness of the cultivation world. And when he realizes the Black Corpses have their sniper rifles aimed at the back of his head, he has no choice. He has to fight the system to survive. But can he escape the most elite and technologically advanced troops the Sinotech Corporation sends at him? Does he dare to peel back the veil of lies and secrecy to uncover the truth? Do you dare take that journey with him? Find out in The Heretic Peacekeeper. Order now!
Catherine of Siena (1347–1380) wrote almost four hundred epistles in her lifetime, effectively insinuating herself into the literary, political, and theological debates of her day. At the same time, as the daughter of a Sienese dyer, Catherine had no formal education, and her accomplishments were considered miracles rather than the work of her own hand. As a result, she has been largely excluded from accounts of the development of European humanism and the language and literature of Italy. Reclaiming Catherine ofSiena makes the case for considering Catherine alongside literary giants such as Dante and Petrarch, as it underscores Catherine's commitment to using the vernacular to manifest Christ's message—and her own. Jane Tylus charts here the contested struggles of scholars over the centuries to situate Catherine in the history of Italian culture in early modernity. But she mainly focuses on Catherine’s works, calling attention to the interplay between orality and textuality in the letters and demonstrating why it was so important for Catherine to envision herself as a writer. Tylus argues for a reevalution of Catherine as not just a medieval saint, but one of the major figures at the birth of the Italian literary canon.