- Pub. Date: February 23, 2010
- Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
- Format: Hardcover, 448pp
- Sales Rank: 62,073
- ISBN-13: 9780385531283
- ISBN: 0385531281
Masterfully blending true events with fiction, this blockbuster historical thriller delivers a page-turning murder mystery set on the sixteenth-century Oxford University campus.
Giordano Bruno was a monk, poet, scientist, and magician on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun and that the universe is infinite. This alone could have got him burned at the stake, but he was also a student of occult philosophies and magic.
In S. J. Parris's gripping novel, Bruno's pursuit of this rare knowledge brings him to London, where he is unexpectedly recruited by Queen Elizabeth I and is sent undercover to Oxford University on the pretext of a royal visitation. Officially Bruno is to take part in a debate on the Copernican theory of the universe; unofficially, he is to find out whatever he can about a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen.
This one looks really good! Hope you enjoy!
This one is on it's way to me...so excited about reading it. I love the cover...perfect for a historical thriller!
I don't read many historical fictions, but this one sounds good. I think the plot sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Came onto your blog through one of your comments on a giveaway which was linked to my blog!!! circuitous route but am so glad I did. This book sounds very unusual. I love historical fiction of all kinds and a murder mystery on top of that. Sounds really good.
Fascinating. I haven't heard of this one :)
Thrillers is not my genre, but having said that, I do enjoy Matthew Reilly. That ability to weave fact and fiction together seemlessly. This book definitely sounds like worth checking out!
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Love the cover! Sets the mood!
This sounds like a great read
This book looks really good. I love the cover. It hints at mystery and something else I can't quite put my finger on...
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