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Between Two Fires - Christopher Buehlman
Between Two Fires
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His extraordinary debut, Those Across the River, was hailed as “genre-bending Southern horror” (California Literary Review), “graceful [and] horrific” (Patricia Briggs). Now Christopher Buehlman invites readers into an even darker age—one of temptation and corruption, of war in heaven, and of... show more
His extraordinary debut, Those Across the River, was hailed as “genre-bending Southern horror” (California Literary Review), “graceful [and] horrific” (Patricia Briggs). Now Christopher Buehlman invites readers into an even darker age—one of temptation and corruption, of war in heaven, and of hell on earth… And Lucifer said: “Let us rise against Him now in all our numbers, and pull the walls of heaven down…” The year is 1348. Thomas, a disgraced knight, has found a young girl alone in a dead Norman village. An orphan of the Black Death, and an almost unnerving picture of innocence, she tells Thomas that plague is only part of a larger cataclysm—that the fallen angels under Lucifer are rising in a second war on heaven, and that the world of men has fallen behind the lines of conflict. Is it delirium or is it faith? She believes she has seen the angels of God. She believes the righteous dead speak to her in dreams. And now she has convinced the faithless Thomas to shepherd her across a depraved landscape to Avignon. There, she tells Thomas, she will fulfill her mission: to confront the evil that has devastated the earth, and to restore to this betrayed, murderous knight the nobility and hope of salvation he long abandoned. As hell unleashes its wrath, and as the true nature of the girl is revealed, Thomas will find himself on a macabre battleground of angels and demons, saints, and the risen dead, and in the midst of a desperate struggle for nothing less than the soul of man.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781937007867 (1937007863)
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
5.0 Between Two Fires by Christopher Buehlman, narrated by Steve West
Featuring some of the craziest scenes I've ever read, I don't know how this author has escaped my attentions until recently. I checked out this audio from my library, immediately after finishing THOSE ACROSS THE RIVER. I knew nothing about it, except that it was written by Christopher Buehlman. I...
Cushla
Cushla rated it
5.0 Between Two Fires
And Lucifer said: “Let us rise against Him now in all our numbers, and pull the walls of heaven down…” The year is 1348. Thomas, a disgraced knight, has found a young girl alone in a dead Norman village. An orphan of the Black Death, and an almost unnerving picture of innocence, she tells Thomas tha...
Nikkiel101
Nikkiel101 rated it
3.0 Between Two Fires
This was a lot of fun. I grabbed it on a whim from my library and it was a lot better than I thought. The story had more depth than I thought it would. I really enjoyed it.
Reading with cats
Reading with cats rated it
5.0
Amazing!
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it
4.0
This was a gorgeous read--a grand epic horror novel, a road quest in plague-stricken France,, well-paced with episodic bouts of action but also a surprisingly rich sense of character and emotion and, yes, faith.I picked it up cautiously, as tales of the war between angels and demons rarely scratch m...
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