Book Reviews of The Black Chalice

The Black Chalice
The Black Chalice
Author: Marie Jakober
ISBN-13: 9781894063005
ISBN-10: 1894063007
Publication Date: 6/20/2003
Pages: 460
Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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2.8 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing,
Book Type: Hardcover
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Set in the year of our Lord 1134 in a Monastery in Germany and old monk sets down the story of Crusader Knight Karelian of Lys, which in part is his story too. as Karelian was his liege lord. As Pauli starts to write the story, he finds his quill is enchanted and he finds himself writing the story as it really happened including his role in betraying Karelian. Karelian just back from Jerusalem and the Crusades is not only bone weary but appalled at all that he witnessed and what he did in the name of the Christian God and Rome. On the way home, a detour through some haunted woods where he meets the witch Raven and falls in love. Thus he is set on the path, he renounces his faith and he and Raven is all that stands between another, a prince who would make himself King and God. This is a fantastic book, a quick read. Marie Jacokber has down her research and has waved fact and fiction together so seamlessly it's hard to tell one from another. If you like sword and sorcery, if you like historical novels, you will enjoy this book.
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An interesting Goddess story, heavy with symbolism
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Fantasy novel dealing with a man who falls in love with a witch.