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SCRIBE by Hugo N. Gerstl

SCRIBE by Hugo N. Gerstl

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The Ninth Century. An almost-united Europe, forged by Charlemagne, is falling apart as the Carolingian Dynasty explodes in vicious fraternal warfare. Classic Rome is long dead. The Europe that is yet to be is not even a dream. This Europe is a continent of limitless forests, small settlements, decayed cities, carnal excesses, and superstitious cruelties. Yet the civilization that was still burns bright in opulent Constantinople, the Rome of the East.

Martin Paschal, keen observer of the human condition, records for posterity the life of Europe in its darkest ages. But he writes from a unique perspective: he was the childhood friend, confidant, and ultimately the lover of Joannes Angliorum, known to history - or, if you will, known to a history that may never have been - as Pope John VIII. Not the official John VIII, who reigned 25 years later. This is the pope whose name is spoken - if at all - in hushed whispers, behind closed doors. For you seem this was not Pope John - rather, it was POPE JOAN.

Was it true? Could it have happened? Here, for the first time, is the real story of the female pope, told through the eyes of the man who was the closest person in the world to her for decades - and someone whose forbidden love for the Pope brought about ... but that's for the reader to find out. You may believe it, or you may adopt the official Church position and disdain it. But one thing is certain - you will never forget it! And at the end of this book you will find yourself asking, HOW COULD IT NOT HAVE HAPPENED?

(Originally published by DEKEL PUBLISHING HOUSE, www.dekelpublishing.com). Portuguese version (O CRONISTA) published by EDITORIAL ESTAMPA, Lisbon Publishing House, where it went to #2 on Portugal's BEST SELLER list. Czech version scheduled for publication in 2010.
The Ninth Century. An almost-united Europe, forged by Charlemagne, is falling apart as the Carolingian Dynasty explodes in vicious fraternal warfare. Classic Rome is long dead. The Europe that is yet to be is not even a dream. This Europe is a continent of limitless forests, small settlements, decayed cities, carnal excesses, and superstitious cruelties. Yet the civilization that was still burns bright in opulent Constantinople, the Rome of the East.

Martin Paschal, keen observer of the human condition, records for posterity the life of Europe in its darkest ages. But he writes from a unique perspective: he was the childhood friend, confidant, and ultimately the lover of Joannes Angliorum, known to history - or, if you will, known to a history that may never have been - as Pope John VIII. Not the official John VIII, who reigned 25 years later. This is the pope whose name is spoken - if at all - in hushed whispers, behind closed doors. For you seem this was not Pope John - rather, it was POPE JOAN.

Was it true? Could it have happened? Here, for the first time, is the real story of the female pope, told through the eyes of the man who was the closest person in the world to her for decades - and someone whose forbidden love for the Pope brought about ... but that's for the reader to find out. You may believe it, or you may adopt the official Church position and disdain it. But one thing is certain - you will never forget it! And at the end of this book you will find yourself asking, HOW COULD IT NOT HAVE HAPPENED?

(Originally published by DEKEL PUBLISHING HOUSE, www.dekelpublishing.com). Portuguese version (O CRONISTA) published by EDITORIAL ESTAMPA, Lisbon Publishing House, where it went to #2 on Portugal's BEST SELLER list. Czech version scheduled for publication in 2010.

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Published by: Hugo Gerstl on Sep 27, 2009
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SCRIBE
A Novel
Hugo N. Gerstl
 
Scribe
Hugo N. Gerstl
Copyright© 2005. All rights reserved to the author Hugo N. Gerstl. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or byany means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recordingor by any information storage and retrieval system, without permissionin writing from Dekel Publishing House & Tamar Books.
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