The Children of Lilith, Volume 1: The Unwilling by C. David Belt

Note for Latter-day Saint Readers

The works of C. David Belt are suitable for Latter-day Saint readers from age thirteen and up. They deal with themes of moral agency, repentance, redemption, and the atonement of Jesus Christ. The stories are about the choices we make and the choices that are forced on us by others. They are about moral courage to do what we know to be right, even in the face of horrific evil.

From the Author's Note for "The Unwilling":

The doctrines of my faith figure prominently in this novel. I make no apology for writing from the premise that what I believe to be true is, in fact, true. If you are not of my faith, I hope that you can enjoy this work with the understanding that it is set in a world where the doctrines of my faith are the truth. I believe them to be true. You are free to believe that such a world is fantasy.

If you
are of my faith, please understand that I believe that real evil exists in the world. While I've tried not to be overly graphic in my descriptions and depictions of evil, at the same time, I believe that evil must be represented for us to understand the nature of what good truly is. We must know the bitter to appreciate the sweet.