Monday, April 21, 2008

The Begotten by Lisa T. Bergen

It's time for another CSFF tour. This month we have The Begotten by Lisa T. Bergen. It's a Christian speculative historical fiction piece that pits good versus evil amidst the Spanish Inquisition. Here's a quote from the book's website:

"In his two years as a knight of the Church, they had burned at the stake a score of sinners. As each died, Gianni de Capezzana could not determine whether any were any less saint than he. This one was different."

Great stuff. As a matter of fact, based on the excerpt where Gianni has his first encounter with the Sorcerer, I went to and bought a copy. You should too.


Seren said...

Who needs evil when you've got the Spanish Inquisition? As the product of a country that still remembers the actions of 'Bloody Mary' Tudor with distaste I can't even begin to sympathise with Gianni and his mates. The Sorcerer gets my vote from the off.

As always, my favourite take on the Spanish Inquisition remains with Monty Python.

Scriptorius Rex said...

Here in America we remember the Inquisition fondly through the eyes of Mel Brooks.