In the Falcon s Claw A Novel of the Year In the year A D the Apocalypse is believed imminent Strengthened by a fearful and superstitious populace the Church is seeking to harness a decaying Holy Roman Empire by asserting its absolute au

  • Title: In the Falcon's Claw: A Novel of the Year 1000
  • Author: Chet Raymo
  • ISBN: 9781561012879
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the year 998 A.D the Apocalypse is believed imminent Strengthened by a fearful and superstitious populace, the Church is seeking to harness a decaying Holy Roman Empire by asserting its absolute authority in interpreting the will of God Aileran, a monk perceived as saintly, takes issue with the Church and is accused of heresy Based on real events, places, and peoplIn the year 998 A.D the Apocalypse is believed imminent Strengthened by a fearful and superstitious populace, the Church is seeking to harness a decaying Holy Roman Empire by asserting its absolute authority in interpreting the will of God Aileran, a monk perceived as saintly, takes issue with the Church and is accused of heresy Based on real events, places, and people, In the Falcon s Claw magically evokes the political and pastoral landscapes of tenth century while exploring love, friendship and timeless spiritual and religious questions.

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    1. In the Falcon’s Claw is very well-written, but that’s not a surprise, given that I remember loving every bit of Chet Raymo’s novel Valentine. Although it seems the majority of his works are non-fiction, after reading two different fictional novels by Raymo, I can say that he writes great historical fiction and should probably be better known for it. Although the novel was short, all of the characters were distinct and likable and even though the majority of the story was recalled by the ma [...]

    2. Another page turner for mature readers the story of 2 monks who are best friends one becomes Pope Sylvester II and the other is found guilty of heresy by the Inquisitors of the Scared Tribunal of the Holy Office. I grew fond of the Lady Melisande. The story begins on Skellig Michael, County Kerry, Ireland. "There is but one miracle, my gentle instructor had said and that one miracle is the Creation." "He was a sparrow caught in the falcon's claw torn between heaven and earth between the des [...]

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