Cathedral of the Sea Cathedral of the Sea

Cathedral of the Sea

A Novel

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Publisher Description

An unforgettable fresco of a golden age in fourteenth-century Barcelona, Cathedral of the Sea is a thrilling historical novel of friendship and revenge, plague and hope, love and war.
 
Arnau Estanyol arrives in Barcelona to find a city dominated by the construction of the city’s great pride—the cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar—and by its shame, the deadly Inquisition. As a young man, Arnau joins the powerful guild of stoneworkers and helps to build the church with his own hands, while his best friend and adopted brother Joanet studies to become a priest.
 
With time, Arnau prospers and falls secretly in love with a forbidden woman. But when he is betrayed and hauled before the Inquisitor, he finds himself face-to-face with Joanet. Will he lose his life just as his beloved Cathedral of the Sea is finally completed, or will his brother save him?

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GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
May 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
624
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3
MB

Customer Reviews

NoBrainerToMe ,

Cathedral

Masterful depiction of pain and suffering surrounding the Cathedral of the Sea and Santa Maria. The characters were intricately woven and the story was brilliant.

khoenman ,

Surprising and epic book

I really enjoyed reading this book as I knew next to nothing about Spanish gothic times. The book paints a very colorful picture about Barcelona in the 1300’s, and the characters are stoic and interesting, while also very well developed.

jlpparker ,

Wonderful

I couldn’t put it down!!!! Wonderful writing that grabs you from the beginning and all the way through to the end leaving you waiting more.

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