Secreta Corporis

Secreta Corporis

by John Evan Garvey
     
 

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A.D. 1193. To avoid an arranged marriage, Rolant joins the Templars and is transferred from France to the Holy Land. At the citadel in Jaffa, Rolant is paired with Audric, a more experienced knight, who sensitively introduces him to a secret brotherhood who commit "the sin not named" in the dense groves of tamarisk trees along the coast.

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A.D. 1193. To avoid an arranged marriage, Rolant joins the Templars and is transferred from France to the Holy Land. At the citadel in Jaffa, Rolant is paired with Audric, a more experienced knight, who sensitively introduces him to a secret brotherhood who commit "the sin not named" in the dense groves of tamarisk trees along the coast.

Those Templars who frequent the groves begin receiving cryptic threats drawn in blood on their bedsheets. Two are murdered. When they learn they are the next to be killed they leave the Order secretly. Finding few options in Crusader society, they eventually seek livelihoods among the Muslims.

A seemingly insignificant clay tablet that Rolant had found turns out to hold information in its ancient text that the Templar leaders can use to manipulate the papacy, if the laity remain unaware of its existence. Rolant and Audric are among the very few people who know of the tablet, and the Templar leaders secretly target them to suppress their knowledge.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781300818953
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
07/04/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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Michael Nava
Secreta Corporis is, in the tradition of The Name of the Rose, a marvelously erudite novel that brings the past to life in all its complexity while engaging the reader's sympathy in the love story of Rolant and Audric, Knights Templar, as they travel in and around the Holy Land at the end of the 12th century. Garvey's book immerses the reader in Rolant and Audric's world while never losing sight of the deep bond between them that is the heart of the story. This is not the cartoon version of the past readers get in so many historical novels but a rich and detailed landscape in which the reader can happily lose him- or herself. I highly recommend it. —Michael Nava, Author of the Henry Rios Novels, which were praised as "an exceptional series" by the New York Times, and the forthcoming historical novel, The City of Palaces

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