"Congratulations on the completion of a fascinating historical novel ...
The section that takes place in Geneva is the real gem of the story ...
references to science, mercantilism, and architecture are fascinating
and add real depth ... " — Laura Helms, Author of The Open Door
"This book combines both fact and fiction. It successfully reveals the
superstition that ruled during that era. I found the story fascinating.
The lead characters were all well developed and the secondary
characters added much to the tale." — ReadersFavorite.com
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" ... quite a yarn here that packs a wallop with its down-to-earth writing,
vivid historical backdrop of the inquisition during the Middle Ages,
medieval superstitions, religious persecution, history of herbal plants,
medicine, healthcare architecture, and thrown in for good measure,
a good love story... Without being drenched in lavish prose, Medenica
has done an outstanding job in bringing life to a distant sinister
time. The storyline comes through poignantly ... as for his characters,
we care about them, their passions and their traumas, and we are
constantly rooting for them, hoping for a happy ending ... a
compelling read! "
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"... Dimitrije Medenica has done a phenomenally good job
writing a story that immediately drew me in and kept me hooked
until the very end.
... I highly recommend this novel."
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"... A captivating medieval/renaissance story. ...Medenica does a
wonderful job of personalizing each character. His writing is
descriptively detailed but not to the point of becoming boring
...an interesting look at Medieval / Renaissance
history. I would also recommend this book to readers of all ages."
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"... Through this excellently written story of a man caring for patients
more humanely, the author realistically transports readers
back to ... superstitious times. ... Fully developed characters come
alive for the reader. ... Excellent writing propels each character to life.
... Readers can feel the fear, as well as shudder at [the Inquisitor's]
harshness. ... [The author's] faithfulness to history
adding a compelling dimension."