The Gargoyle (Paperback)
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DescriptionA young man is fighting for his life. Into his room walks a bewitching woman who believes she can save him. Their journey will have you believing in the impossible. The nameless and beautiful narrator of The Gargoyle is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and wakes up in a burns ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned. His life is over - he is now a monster. But in fact it is only just beginning. One day, Marianne Engel, a wild and compelling sculptress of gargoyles, enters his life and tells him that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly burned mercenary and she was a nun and a scribe who nursed him back to health in the famed monastery of Engelthal. As she spins her tale, Scheherazade fashion, and relates equally mesmerising stories of deathless love in Japan, Greenland, Italy and England, he finds himself drawn back to life - and, finally, to love.
- Published: 01 January 2009
- Format: Paperback 502 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781847671691 ISBN 10: 1847671691
- Sales rank: 16,322
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Reviews for The Gargoyle
If you think you've read it all, you need to read this book.
I've never read anything like it! by Simon Ball
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Extraordinary use of descriptive language. I became so involved in their stroies, I neglected to discover the narrator's name. So many life lessons with such believable characters and settings (even though I, like the narrator, "don't believe!). For a first novel, this is far and away the best read of the year. by Shawn Sheridan