A secret was hidden in the Languedoc of France, but this ancient wisdom has always been a deadly heresy. Cultural anthropologist Lily Ann Harper is on a quest for facts when mysterious Sir Anthony Leclair invites her to Rennes-le-Château, where she is unwittingly thrust back through history. Forced to confront her greatest fears, Lily awakens to a mystical power buried deep inside. Face to face with an age-old enemy, she must choose—embrace the magic of the ancestors and find her place in the Pattern . . . or lose Everything.
Research and inspiration come together in this spellbinding adventure through mystery and history. Allysha Lavino takes us on a magical journey through the hidden histories of France and the real life secrets buried in code through the ages. This enchanting visionary fiction epic invites us to step into the story and discover how the wisdom of our ancestors could change the modern world forever.
The Heretic is based on historical facts, set in a real landscape, and grounded in modern research, yet the spiritual exploration of the characters takes us far beyond the pages of a story, landing us squarely in the beauty of our own personal journey. This explosive visionary fiction epic brings history to life, inviting us to step into the story and discover how the Wisdom of our ancestors could change the modern world forever.
Allysha Lavino’s experiences at the sacred sites of the South of France have combined with years of research to create a unique vision of the world. In her debut novel The Heretic, she encourages us to remember . . . and to find again the magic that’s possible for our own lives.
Are you ready to become the hero of your own story?
HERETIC MEANS “ABLE TO CHOOSE.”
Praise for The Heretic
“The Heretic rests upon a FOUNDATION OF SOLID & PROVABLE FACTS. And those facts are more amazing, more beautiful & more magical than you can imagine. I am happy to have been part of its growing.”
— HENRY LINCOLN, BEST-SELLING CO-AUTHOR OF HOLY BLOOD, HOLY GRAIL
“THE HERETIC is well researched and grounded in ancient secrets that can inform us today. Allysha Lavino demonstrates that a modern historical novel can successfully LEAD THE READER THROUGH A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.”
— PAM DERBY LCSW, PSYCHOTHERAPIST
“Allysha Lavino’s approach to history is BOTH IMAGINATIVE & ANALYTICAL while peeling back the layers of a little known but spiritually vital corner of the franco-European dialogue.”