“The Greatest Myth Ever Dispelled”
Italy. A tough master of novices, Father Dante encounters the bold young priest Antonio who challenges his identity and accuses him of being the Saint Nicholas. But despite the
Father faking his death, a determined Antonio discovers a rather alive Dante arrayed in kilt and armor.
In return for Antonio’s silence—and to protect the town from attracting all manner of darkness—Dante agrees to tell his life story. Without explanation, Dante orders Antonio
to meet him at night in the abandoned Cathedral, the site of a former battle that the Church has kept secret for a generation.
The Criskindl. Ice Steeds. The Unborn. Saint.
From the Dark Ages’ when Poet-Sorcerers ruled kings, to the Holy Land when a new civilization was rising, to Revolutionary France where love is lost and gained, Father
Dante pursues the one responsible for both his master and his mother’s deaths:
Black Peter, his brother.
“The Blood That Cries in the Ground will grab the reader by the throat with a death grip from which it is impossible to break free.” –Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite
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Grade: B+ (Four Stars)
This was an interesting book. I Didn’t really know what to expect when I picked this book up. It’s got a lot of Mystery about it, and I think though it’s good for the plot it makes the book confusing at times, with jumps between people and time. I don’t think it would’ve hurt the mystery element to make those a little clearer for the reader. That’s my only criticism for the book, otherwise it was engaging. I’ve never heard a retelling of St. Nicolas’s story quite like this. there’s so much to the plot of this book that you keep reading. I think that the author did a good job trying to weave historical information into the book along with the emotion and action of the present point in the story. I really enjoyed this book, I thought it was written well, it’s unique and it’s just something outside the norm of what the average person reads. Give this book a try, I think it will surprise you.
* i was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review . All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Gregory Bellarmine is the author of the bestselling “Monthly Roman Breviary” and “the Father Dante Journals.” He considers himself a non-denominational, Didache Christian and lives a happy though sometimes sleepless life in the UK with his wife, two children and rather cheeky Parson Russell Terrier.
Publishers Website: Christian Books Today
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