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Cathedral of the Sea: A Novel

Authors: Falcones, Ildefonso
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC027150, FIC037000
ISBN: 9781440630415, Related ISBNs: 0143142933, 0451225996, 0525950486, 0525950729, 1415954151
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 624,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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