Cathedral of the Sea
Publish date: May 1st 2008
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Pages no: 611
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Spanish Literature
This is everything I love about historical novels and family sagas: big, sweeping, panoramic, enough history to understand the context, enough detail to put me in that time and place, characters that I care about, a little romance, a lot of adventure, and a satisfying ending. This caught my attentio...
This book is one of the results of my long wandering around the library. Ever since I've read The Shadow of the Wind and then other Zafon's books I wonder around Spanish corner to find something like those books. (No, I haven't succeed yet, but I won't give up.) During that time I somehow started to...
It is very important to know when you start this book that it is in fact based on the Chronica of King Pedro III. Although historical fiction, it closely follows true events in Catalonia during the 1300s under King Pedro’s reign. There is tons of history incorporated into the novel. At the same ti...
I bought Cathedral of the Sea because it was on a clearance shelf and was compared to Pillars of the Earth. It also didn't hurt that it is over 600 pages long and I am a sucker for in depth historical fiction. The novel is not really as centered around the building of the cathedral as PotE was and...
Great story that keeps you interested.
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