The Devil's Library

The Devil's Library

by Tom Pugh
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The Devil's Library by Tom Pugh

“Pugh’s first novel is a magnificent achievement. Let us hope he returns to enthral us with another very soon.”
David Dickinson, author of the Powerscourt series

The Otiosi? As far as Mathew Longstaff knows, they’re just a group of harmless scholars with an eccentric interest in the works of antiquity. When they ask him to travel east, to recover a lost text from Ivan the Terrible’s private library, he can’t think of anything but the reward – home. A return to England and an end to the long years of exile and warfare.

But the Otiosi are on the trail of a greater prize than Longstaff realises – the legendary ‘Devil’s Library’. And they are not alone. Gregorio Spina, the pope’s spymaster and chief censor, is obsessed with finding the Library. It’s not the accumulated wisdom of centuries he’s after – a swamp of lies and heresy in his opinion – but among the filth, like a diamond at the centre of the Devil’s black heart, Spina believes that God has placed a treasure, a weapon to defeat the Antichrist and pitch his hordes back into hell.

Only Longstaff, together with the unpredictable physician, Gaetan Durant, can stop Spina using the Library to plunge Europe into a second Dark Ages. The two adventurers fight their way south, from the snowfields of Muscovy to the sun-baked plains of Italy, where an ageing scholar and his beautiful, young protégé hold the final piece of the puzzle. But is it already too late? Can the four of them take on the might of the Roman Church and hope to win?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909979352
Publisher: Crux Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB

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The Devil's Library 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
eReeder More than 1 year ago
Great read! I thought the time period might be a stumbling block for me, but it was well worth the investment. The author has captured the stark realities of a tumultuous time in Europe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Captivating! A great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well-written, exciting, great characters. the Devil's Library has everything I look for in a good book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and I definitely recommend I really enjoyed this book and I definitely recommend it! Bravo!!