Wishlist Wednesday #26

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paperwhere we tell you about a book that is currently on our wishlist that we are excited for!

This week on Phil's Wishlist:


The year is 1453 and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, handsome seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times across Europe. Commanded by sealed orders, Luca is sent to map the fears of Christendom and travel to the very frontier of good and evil.

Seventeen-year-old Isolde, a Lady Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to prevent her from claiming her rich inheritance. As the nuns in her care are driven mad by strange visions, walking in their sleep, and showing bleeding wounds, Luca is sent to investigate and driven to accuse her.

Forced to face the greatest fears of the dark ages—witchcraft, werewolves, madness—Luca and Isolde embark on a search for truth, their own destinies, and even love as they take the unknown ways to the real historical figure who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.


Can we just take a second and appreciate the fact that we have been doing Wishlist Wednesday for 26 weeks?! Where has the time gone!? It is absolute insanity, but besides that, this book looks awesome.  Just from reading the synopsis it seems like a book I would pick up, but from my friend Alyssa, I have heard really good things about this author as well, making me want to pick it up more. Now that the covers have been changed I want to buy it even more too, because the old cover was terrible. As a side note the sequel came out recently too! Hope I get it soon!

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4 comments

  1. Great pick! I have been eying these books myself and I really need to start with the author some time soon.
    Hope you get it soon!

    My WW

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  2. I've never read anything by Philippa Gregory but have seen some great reviews of her work. This sounds really good. I've read some historical fiction and really enjoyed them so will definitely check this out.
    Heres my very first WW http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2013/08/wishlist-wednesday-1.html

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  3. Interesting! I've read some of Philippa Gregory's historical novels, but this one sounds like a real change for her. I think I'll check it out too!

    Lisa
    My WW

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  4. I like the sound of this one! I hope you get it soon!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/wishlist-wednesday-61.html#comment-form

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