Cathedral of the Sea A Novel, by Falcones, Ildefonso
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- ISBN: 9780451225993 | 0451225996
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/7/2009
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?