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Cathedral of the Sea

Cathedral of the Sea

Author(s): Ildefonso Falcones

Location(s): Barcelona

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 14th Century



Santa Maria del Mar is in the process of being built. This is the city of Barcelona, witnessing the building of a great cathedral. Arnau, son of the Estanyol family joins the guild of stone workers and helps build the church. Set against the background of the Spanish Inquisiton, Arnau has to defend himself against his own brother when he falls for a Jewish woman.

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Catalan history in the making. Well written and medieval mores are well described.

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