This is a humdinger of a dystopian world, run by religious maniacs with an eye to the main chance, and nothing is what is seems. It is not clear who is deluded and who is doing the deluding. Ati, the hero, becomes a heretic by mistake, and this unleashes all hell on the theocratic republic of Abistan. You will find echoes of 1984, of Brave New World and other dystopian future novels - and extra delights for your delectation. Enjoy.