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He came there to do a reading. Instead he learned the gods aren't real and were made up by an immortal reality bender, saw what life after death is and now is looking upon a man he saw die, live again. The fact he's not screaming is commendable.
Not saying it isn't true, but just because someone can bring people back from the dead doesn't mean you should immediately take them at their word. Although seeing the mystical nega-world with all the pretty colours and spirit candyfloss does at least jive with the narrative.
At least Hemlock seems to have proved that he has the power to somehow resuscitate (some?) people. Perhaps the next events in this story will provide adequate prooves of Hemlock's other revelations. Actually, Dewina and the priests may know a lot of things that Pretorius does not, and which would corroborate what he has just learned.
True, she and some priests are likely to spread lies and propaganda about the past, especially considering how the Last Emperor seems to have been described to most common people 900 years after the events narrated by Hemlock (Gryph himself, while accompanying Hemlock to the Last Emperor's statue head, mentioned some scary tales addressed to children...). Nonetheless, Dewina's future actions may betray what she really and secretely knows, and perhaps Pretorius would be there to witness and judge the Truth by himself. We shall see...