Fans of historical mysteries will be thrilled to discover this first installment in a new series. 25 out of 26 BookBrowse readers rated
Heresy 4 or 5 stars. Here's what they had to say:
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end. Right away I was captivated by the characters, the historical setting and the unfolding mysteries. The best historical fiction always makes me want more - more information about the time period and more about the characters. This book did all that. I repeatedly found myself doing online research to find out more about events of this time period and the main character - a complicated and fascinating man. I was generally aware of the persecution of Catholics in England, but I did not fully appreciate the extent of the killing in the name of religion until I picked up this book. The more I read, the faster I read -...
Beyond the Book
Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) was an Italian Dominican priest, philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. After studying for several years in Naples, he entered the Order of St. Dominic at the age of 15, and was ordained priest in 1572. He was known for his belief in the infinite nature of the universe, identifying the Earth's sun as just one of an infinite number of stars and heavenly bodies, and asserting that God had no particular relation to Earth over any other part of the universe. He was charged with heresy in 1576 for his views and outspoken criticism of theological doctrines.
From then on he wandered from country to country, facing persecution in each place until he was...