The Crown of Thorns (Short Story)
The Crown of Thorns is a short story by Peter Fehervari. It was published online on September 25, 2013.
For many long years, the Angels Resplendent protected humanity in the Emperor's name. But they are no longer resplendent, their purity and zeal turned inwards. Now the Angels Penitent, they are ruled by the Crown of Thorns, who punish any brother who dares to break their edicts. As Brother Montaig considers just such an act, he wonders how bad the punishment could be...