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Characters À Cathedral of the Sea: A Novel Ildefonso Falcones ¿ 9 Summary Ed romance war plague immolations and self immolations set in a Machiavellian world ruled by privilege cronyism and brute force The melodrama is sometimes laid on thick but Falcones s rich portrait of medieval society is fascinating Apr Copyright Reed Business Information a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reservedPraise for the international bestseller Cathedral of the SeaThe passion and heartache as well as the grit and grime of medieval Spain come aliveThis epic noveltwists and turns through war women and the Spanish Inuisition A saga filled with colorful characters A fantastic fourteenth century fresco USA TodayIts soap opera on a grand scale made believable and enthralling by the inclusion of the common.
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Characters À Cathedral of the Sea: A Novel Ildefonso Falcones ¿ 9 Summary Medieval Spain s caste system can t keep a good man down in this absorbing epic a Spanish language bestseller Arnau Estanyol son of a fugitive peasant starts out in th century Barcelona as a lowly porter who carries stone blocks to a cathedral construction site and ends up a rich moneylender who saves the city from pillaging and frees the serfs of a barony he acuires by marriage Alas his dizzying social assent and defiance of the feudal order provoke enraged aristocratshis status obsessed wife includedinto siccing the Inuisition on him Arnau is a kindhearted somewhat passive figure who combines piety industry and cosmopolitanism to challenge a corrupt dogmatic church and a parasitic nobility The plot features thwart.Ildefonso Falcones ¿ 9 Summary
Characters À Cathedral of the Sea: A Novel Ildefonso Falcones ¿ 9 Summary Place brutalities and small compassions of life in medieval Barcelona Watching Arnaus rise from literal rags to riches is freuently like watching a series of train wrecks youre horrified but cant look away The plotis so beautifully structured that the last sixty pages detonate like a string of firecrackers The prose is powerfulFalcones has an eye for the singular telling detail andhis characters arebelievable A riveting story The Washington PostAn absorbing epicFalconess rich portrait of medieval society is fascinating Publishers WeeklyA sprawling medieval family saga Kirkus ReviewsWith Cathedral of the Sea Ildefonso Falcones dethrones Eduardo Mendoza and Arturo Prez Reverteand has become Spains new Dan Brown El Mun.
- Cathedral of the Sea: A Novel
- Ildefonso Falcones
- 19 November 2018