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Heresy - S.J. Parris
Heresy
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When fugitive Italian monk Giordano Bruno—philosopher, magician, and heretical scientist—arrives in London, he’s only one step ahead of the Inquisition. An undercover mission for Queen Elizabeth I and her spymaster provides added protection. Officially, Bruno is to take part in a debate on the... show more
When fugitive Italian monk Giordano Bruno—philosopher, magician, and heretical scientist—arrives in London, he’s only one step ahead of the Inquisition. An undercover mission for Queen Elizabeth I and her spymaster provides added protection. Officially, Bruno is to take part in a debate on the Copernican theory of the universe at Oxford University; unofficially, he is to find out whatever he can about a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen. But when his mission is dramatically thrown off course by a series of grisly deaths and the charms of a mysterious but beautiful young woman, he realizes that somewhere within Oxford’s private chambers lurks a brutal killer. . .
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780767932523 (0767932528)
ASIN: 767932528
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: Giordano Bruno (#1)
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
2.5 16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 2 - Guy Fawkes Night: Headless Chicken Parade Part 1: Giordano Bruno
Giordano Bruno (1548 – February 17, 1600) was an eminent Italian philosopher, mathematician, poet, and cosmological scientist, whose theories extended the then-novel Copernican model. Bruno proposed that the stars were just distant suns surrounded by their own exoplanets and raised the possibility t...
Wyvernfriend Reads
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3.0 Heresy (Giordano Bruno #1)
Elizabethan murder mystery in Oxford featuring Giordano Bruno as an investigator working for Walshingham. Also features Philip Sidney.
Viking2917's books
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3.0 Heresy
As a child growing up, I used to read the encyclopedia at the breakfast table. and read under the covers with a flashlight. If you love books, you know the feeling. So it's easy to like a monk who gets caught reading a banned book in an outhouse at a monastery. Giordano Bruno is caught in an outhous...
AnnaMatsuyama
AnnaMatsuyama rated it
2.5I greatly enjoyed first half of the book but in the middle I got bored and lost interest. I'm not sure why as the writing didn't get worse. Could be because I was shipping like mad Thomas/Gabriel despite there were no hints of romance between these two. Or was it because I guessed who is the kill...
Kari@ From the TBR Pile
Kari@ From the TBR Pile rated it
1.0 Heresy
Wow, this was really boring. I found myself tuning it out in several places and had to rewind to listen again. I was expecting much more intrigue and mystery. I'm not even sure how the main character figured out the solution. While the historical aspects of the book were mildly interesting, I ju...
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