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Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

Cathedral of the Sea (2006)

by Ildefonso Falcones

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    Historia del rey transparente (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) (Spanish Edition) by Rosa Montero (LilianaL)
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La dramática vida de los Estanyol gira alrededor de la construcción de la Iglesia de Santa María del Mar. Novela ágil y de giros abruptos, centra en el Medievo barcelonés una trama que va de lo entrañable a lo trágico. ( )
  arpashl | Jan 16, 2015 |
Engrossing tale of two childhood friends, during the time of the inquisition. One, outrunning his hidden family history, grows from being a dockworker to one of the richest men in town. The other, an orphan, becomes an adopted brother, eventually becoming a priest. The two lives are intertwined, along with the building of the cathedral. The book covers a long period of time, but held my interest throughout. ( )
  Pmaurer | Nov 9, 2014 |
A very enjoyable read. I would compare this to Pillars of the Earth but it's not quite as good. It's definitely not heavy reading but don't let that put you off. After all a good story is a good story, you either enjoy a book or you don't. If you're a fan of literature set in mediaeval times or Ken Follett's [b:The Pillars of the Earth|5043|The Pillars of the Earth|Ken Follett|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1165517379s/5043.jpg|3359698] I would highly recommend it and it's a definite 'must read' for anyone who's living in Barcelona, like myself. ( )
  pcollins | Jul 27, 2014 |
First novel of Ildefonso Falcones, it tells the story and adventures of a servant during the Medium Age. His life will involve a lot of turning points during the story. ( )
  Anaveliz3 | Mar 25, 2014 |
Great story that keeps you interested. ( )
  Benjamin.Timmins | Jan 8, 2014 |
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The “riveting”(The Washington Post) #1 international bestseller—now in paperback in the U.S.

In the tradition of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, here is a thrilling historical novel of friendship and revenge, plague and hope, love and war, set in the golden age of 14th-century Barcelona. Arnau Estanyol arrives in Barcelona and joins the powerful guild of stone-workers building the magnificent cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar, while his adoptive brother Joan studies to become a priest. As Arnau prospers, he secretly falls in love with a forbidden woman. When he is betrayed and hauled before the Inquisitor, he finds himself face-to-face with his own brother. Will he lose his life just as his beloved cathedral is finally completed, or will his brother spare him?

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Set in 14th century Barcelona, the 80-year construction of the Church of Santa Maria affects the lives of the citizens, those who devoted their lives to building it, and those who were sheltered there.

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