By William Garlington
Fire and Blood is the fictional story of two brothers who
witness the heroic events of early Bábí history. The
author has captured the spirit and drama of that eventful era. The
steadfastness, the courage, and the sacrifice of the first Bábís
comes to life. So too does the fierce opposition and intense hatred
of the enemies of the Cause. In the early pages of the book we join
Hasan, whose brother has left everything behind to follow the Báb.
Torn between family loyalty and an irrisistable urge to learn more
of the new religion, Hasan finally decides to join his brother at
the conference at Badasht. There he finds his faith. But soon he
is tested and assailed by doubts. Hasan's struggle for certitude--his
despair and his joy--will grip and captivate the reader. The book
is a tribute to the steadfastness of the Bahá'ís of
Iran and the crisis of faith that all believers must face.
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