This book is a sequel in the sense that
I am taking some of the major characters of Noli, namely,
Crisostomo Ibarra, Maria Clara, Elias, and Sisa and transporting
them from the 19th century to these troubled modern times.
Crisostomo returns from the pages of Noli and finds his
beloved country in extreme poverty and moral degradation,
shackled by greed and corruption permeating throughout the
With Maria Clara and Elias, he comes to grip with the problems
of the country in a pulsating story of love, deception,
and courage ... that should wake up the Filipino people's
conscience and stir them to action.