Author Rhys Hagan has appointed PR specialist Palamedes to spearhead a publicity campaign for his new novel.
The agency will work with Rhys on the promotion of historical novel Sovereignty, set to be released in March 2018.
It tells the story of a self-gratifying Roman banker who exploits religion for personal wealth and power.
He comes to see that faith is profitable if only he can find a man to spearhead his campaign and revive the churches. To that end he recruits a local wiseman – Jesus Christ.
In writing the novel, the 27-year-old author has called upon his shocking experiences as a former member of a Christian cult.
Rhys said: “Christianity is in itself a worthy religion, but cults can develop with the aims of gaining money or power, rather than offering salvation.
“Sovereignty takes a swipe at those who use the pretext of faith for their own ends.”
Anthony Harvison, Palamedes PR campaigns director, added: “Sovereignty is a hard-hitting work of historical fiction that shows how organised religion can be corrupted.
“We are delighted to be working with Rhys on this campaign and bringing Sovereignty the publicity it deserves.”