Sister Mary Frances, from the convent of the Daughters of Our Lady of Sorrows, is one of many opponents our heroes face in The White Light of Tomorrow. She rises above the rest, though, in being the smartest, deadliest, and by far the most unstable.
Raised under the tutelage of the Grand Inquisitor, Cardinal Grégoire Duval, Mary Frances is among the most devoted followers of the Universal Church. Her intensity and loyalty make her the perfect human weapon to purge heresy from Christendom. So what could she possibly have in common with the unknown squire of the Knight-Hospitaler Adrian of Tarsus?
“His last sound was a little toad-croak as he struggled to breathe, on his knees, gawked at by hundreds.”
“What if a person isn’t a creation of God, but of man? Would that person have a soul? Would she be unique?”
“Knight-Commander Adrian. Well, I want you to listen to me very carefully. I know who you are, and what you have. Oh yes, and I know of your young lady aboard the Miranda, too. We’ll meet again very soon, and when we do it will be to your great advantage, and that of Miss Adler and the girl, to support my proposal. Ignore this advice, and you’ll all roast before dawn—you last.”
Artist’s impression by chirun.deviantart.com