Set in the midst of the Restoration during one of the worst plagues in history, Thom Satterlee’s God’s Liar details the unique friendship between John Milton, a blind, politically and religiously marginalized writer, and a young curate, Rev. Theodore Wesson, who knows nothing about Milton’s controversial past or the dangers of associating with him.
During his time in a rural village, Milton makes strides toward completing his great work, Paradise Lost, and his fate becomes intertwined with the young curate’s, whose hopes for advancement are threatened by his relationship to the notorious traitor and “king-killer,” John Milton. Their friendship will test Wesson’s faith and his loyalty—to the monarchy, to friendship, to a church career. For Milton, the cost is potentially even greater: he has real reason to fear for his life.