The international best seller and award-winning thriller that takes its reader on a richly imaginative journey to the depths of Mont-Saint-Michel.
Rising out of the sea on a rocky isle off the coast of France, the church and abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel have withstood the harsh northern weather - and withheld its darkest medieval mysteries - for one thousand years. Until now.
Now a young, brilliant archeologist, Johanna, has begun to uncover and explore secrets that have long lain buried at the sacred site. In ancient ritual, in foreboding visions, in an expedition at once metaphysical and archeological, Johanna ardently researches the past only to discover that its bizarre, murderous history has begun to be repeated in the present. Reality becomes an elusive, dangerous place, and it leaves Joanna with no one she can fully trust.
Frederic Lenoir and Violette Cabesos’ ambitious historical thriller, a best seller in France in Spain, revolves around the complex past of the abbey Mont-Saint-Michel, the monastic site that haunts the phantasmagorical dreams of Joanna, who finds herself there on an archaeological dig and entranced by a lurid, thousand-year-old legend involving Benedictine monks, Celtic healers, and medieval torture, all while members of her team become victimized by a ruthless killer.
Narrator Laura Raynor Sauriat is not daunted by the scope of this sprawling Gothic tale; her mesmerizing performance will keep the listener rapt from start to finish.
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