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Lent / by Jo Walton.

Walton, Jo, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Moorhead Public Library SF WAL (Text) 33500013078951 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780765379061
  • ISBN: 0765379066
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor Book, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Summary, etc.: Young Girolamo's life is a series of miracles. It's a miracle that he can see demons, plain as day, and that he can cast them out with the force of his will. It's a miracle that he's friends with Pico della Mirandola, the Count of Concordia. It's a miracle that when Girolamo visits the deathbed of Lorenzo "the Magnificent," the dying Medici is wreathed in celestial light, a surprise to everyone, Lorenzo included. It's a miracle that when Charles VIII of France invades northern Italy, Girolamo meets him in the field, and convinces him to not only spare Florence but also protect it. It's a miracle than whenever Girolamo preaches, crowds swoon. It's a miracle that, despite the Pope's determination to bring young Girolamo to heel, he's still on the loose...and, now, running Florence in all but name. That's only the beginning. Because Girolamo Savanarola is not who--or what--he thinks he is. He will discover the truth about himself at the most startling possible time. And this will be only the beginning of his many lives.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    Brother Girolamo has the divine gift of prophecy and he can see demons. He wants nothing more than to keep Florence safe and spread the faith, but a convent there is overrun by demons, all of whom are focused on a recently acquired book by Pliny. Girolamo is hindered by politics and by war—Lorenzo de' Medici dies, leaving his son Piero in power; the leadership of the Dominican order objects to Giorlamo's preaching; and there is an impending invasion by the French army. He labors on, believing wholeheartedly in his faith; ultimately, however, he is executed, excommunicated, and discovers the truth. Over the course of lifetimes, he tries every path he can to change the course of history, keeping Florence from damnation and achieving his own salvation. Lent is a dense but rewarding look at the long, long road to redemption. The background characters—including some well-known historical figures—are an interesting and varied bunch, and the trials of Florence are a wonderful backdrop for the story. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JO WALTON won the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 2012 for her novel Among Others. Before that, she won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and her novel Tooth and Claw won the World Fantasy Award in 2004. The novels of her Small Change sequence—Farthing, Ha'penny, and Half a Crown—have won acclaim ranging from national newspapers to the Romantic Times Critics' Choice Award. A native of Wales, she lives in Montreal.

Subject: Savonarola, Girolamo, 1452-1498 > Fiction.
Florence (Italy) > History > 15th century > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Alternative histories (Fiction).
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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