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Promise of the Black Monks

Promise of the Black Monks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hirsch, Robert E.

Born of nobility in France in the year 1066, the fate of seven-year-old Tristan de Saint-Germain is thrown to the winds upon the execution of his father for treason against William the Conqueror of Normandy. Then, abandoned by his mother who remarries and departs for England, Tri...stan and his four-year-old brother find themselves thrown into the monastic world of the Benedictine Black Monks of Cluny, France. Under the tutelage of Grand Prior Odo de Lagery, who one day will ascend to the very pinnacle of power within the Catholic Church in Rome, Tristan develops into an academic and linguistic prodigy by the age of twelve and becomes known as the Promise of the Black Monks. Tristan's unusual talents become useful to the Benedictines as well as to Rome, and the boy soon finds himself pulled into the visceral power struggle between Pope Gregory VII and Emperor Heinrich IV as they mercilessly wage spiritual, political and military war upon each other to claim supremacy over the continent of Europe.
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ISBN 9781942981602
Released AU 19 Feb 2016
Publisher W & B Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781942981602
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher W & B Publishers
Imprint W & B Publishers
Released 19 Feb 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hirsch, Robert E.
Category General & Literary Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Christian life & practice
Number of Pages 560
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 739g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade