Each chapter of the novel corresponds with the chapters of the book but it is not an interpretation of the book, nor a replacement, neither is it intended to “add to” or “take away from” what is written in it.
“From nearly a mile away the smoke could be seen as it rose from the cauldron and disappeared into the clouds. And by the time I arrived at the arched gate the smell of burning oil had filled the air.
I could sense the dread the people felt by their muted conversations; occasionally punctuated by someone’s harsh cough triggered by the smell of burning oil.
Was this John’s end? We all feared. Strangely though I could sense that for some reasons John was not afraid of being dropped into the cauldron of oil. It must have been because of the promise of the Master that he would be alive at His return.”