The Vault Of Bones

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Orion, Dec 8, 2011 - Fiction - 544 pages
2 Reviews
In the darkness of 13th Century Europe, the most precious treasures of the Christian world lie in a small church in the great ruined city of Constantinople: the crown of thorns, the spear that pierced Jesus' side, the shroud bearing the imprint of Christ. On the other side of the globe, Petroc of Auneford sails into the sprawling Pool of London for the first time. He has left his old monastic world behind for that of the enigmatic Captain de Montalhac - purveyor of fine relics and other exotic trinkets to anyone with sufficient money and desire. For Petroc, the trip is soon blighted by tragedy, but grief is no guard against greed or rumour. The great powers of Christendom are gathering all covet the power of the most precious relics and Petroc finds himself right in the eye of the storm.

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User Review  - DavidBurrows - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this. Quite a slow read but builds up very well. Characterisation is good and about right for the period. Set in the 13th century and between Italy and Constantinople. The plot moves along well and the setting seems real and matches the period. Read full review

Review: The Vault of Bones (Brother Petroc #2)

User Review  - Bryan Richard - Goodreads

What an exciting action-packed read. I enjoyed every page of it. In one sense it seemed slightly similar to Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code". Yet in so many other ways it was totally different. I would highly recommend this book. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Pip grew up in South Devon. He studied medieval history at London University and later worked as a reader for a literary agency when he wasn't dabbling as a bike messenger, saxophonist, food critic, gardener and restaurant owner. He now lives in Devon with his wife and children.

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