Treason: This was a lovely read. Over a decade ago, I myself was going through a post-conversion crisis of faith and found myself on a trip to England and Ireland. The stories I heard then of the Catholic martyrs, especially those of England, opened my eyes anew to the value of our faith: that it is a truth worth dying for. Dena Hunt’s novel Treason put flesh and bone and breath into those stories and made me value the faith anew. I have to say that the pacing is much slower than I usually read, but I still finished Treason in a day. Hunt brought a quiet immediacy to those far-distant stories of the priests and laypeople who gave their lives–not just their life-breath but their daily comforts, their moments of personal peace, their relationships with their countrymen–because they were not willing to lie. Do you need an example of day-to-day courage? Do you need hope that our flailing efforts have value to make present here the Kingdom of God? Then go read Treason by Dena Hunt.