Between Two Fires by Christopher Buehlman

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The book’s blurbs give insight into where the story is supposed to go, but it is a long time in getting there—and the way it gets there is less than compelling overall.
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“Buehlman…slips effortlessly into a different kind of literary sensibility, one that doesn’t scrimp on earthy humor and lyrical writing in the face of unspeakable horrors.”*

The year is 1348. Thomas, a disgraced knight, has found an orphan of the Black Death in a Norman village. An almost unnerving picture of innocence, she tells Thomas that the plague is only part of a larger cataclysm—that the fallen angels under Lucifer are rising in a second war on Heaven. But is it delirium or is it faith?

She believes she has seen the angels of God. She believes the dead speak to her in dreams. And now she has convinced the faithless Thomas to shepherd her across an apocalyptic landscape to Avignon. There, she tells Thomas, she will fulfill her mission. There her true nature will be revealed. And there Thomas will confront an evil wrestling for the throne of Heaven, and which has poisoned his own soul.

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About Christopher Buehlman

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Christopher Buehlman is a writer/performer from St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the winner of the 2007 Bridport Prize for poetry and the author of several plays.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Ace. 431 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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NY Journal of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Judith Reveal on Oct 02 2012

The book’s blurbs give insight into where the story is supposed to go, but it is a long time in getting there—and the way it gets there is less than compelling overall.

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