The Mona Lisa Sacrifice

The Mona Lisa Sacrifice : Book One of The Book of Cross

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For thousands of years, Cross has wandered the earth, a mortal soul trapped in the undying body left behind by Christ. He's been a thief, a con man, a soldier and a drunkard. He's fought as a slave in the Colosseum and as a knight at King Arthur's side. But now he must play the part of reluctant hero.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 25.4mm | 412g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1771481455
  • 9781771481458
  • 1,420,675

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Praise for Peter Roman "[Roman] . . . has created a pulp novel with genuine depth and wisdom, insight and consummate skill. It's not capital-l Literary, but it cannily bridges both worlds."--The National Post

." . . Cross's tale sweeps you up with its gallows humour, whether you're revelling in the pleasures of two-fisted, angel-punching action or the cleverly rendered language."
--Quill & Quire

"[The Mona Lisa Sacrifice] never lets the reader pause for breath. . . ."
--Publishers Weekly

"The author of The Warhol Gang and Please (writing as Peter Darbyshire) takes urban fantasy to a different level with this tale of conspiracy and confession."--Library Journal

"The Dead Hamlets resembles something written by Neil Gaiman with its somewhat mystical imagery, and at other times it reads as a full-blown work of bizarro fiction."
--The Examiner

"[Roman]'s big dumb fun book is actually whip smart."
--The Vancouver Sun
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About Peter Roman

PETER ROMAN is the alter ego of Peter Darbyshire, a well known Canadian writer. He is the author of the novels The Warhol Gang and Please, which won Canada's ReLit Award for best alternative novel. He's also published stories in numerous journals and anthologies, including Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Tesseracts, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Abyss & Apex and On Spec. He currently lives in Vancouver, where there are no angels.
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100 ratings
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5 19% (19)
4 42% (42)
3 28% (28)
2 9% (9)
1 2% (2)
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