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Hope and Glory
Hope and Glory
Author: Katherine Sutcliffe
Village and nation alike tremble under the wrath of Roland de Gallienne, also called the Black Flame, loyal mercenary soldier to Henry II of England. Now, weary of war, he seeks peace for his soul at the healing hands of the saint rumored to live in the Chateauroux monastery. In spite of popular gossip, Hope is no saint, but a gifted healer and ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780515124767
ISBN-10: 0515124761
Publication Date: 2/1/1999
Pages: 308
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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jjares avatar reviewed Hope and Glory on + 2054 more book reviews
Katherine Sutcliffe has written a book about warring between England and France during the 12th century. This is not the type of novel I read; however, Id just finished another of her books and decided to try this one. As soon as I found it was a medieval tale, I decided to put it down as soon as I finished the page. However, this book captured my interest before I finished that page.

In 1164, a seer tells Lord Godfrey that his son will one day destroy the family name. As the son, Roland de Gallienne grows; his father remains hostile and ambivalent towards him. Roland learns to become a knight; eventually he becomes a serious warrior for King Henry II.

As our story opens, Roland has been fighting outside of England for three years. He and his men are weary and decide to stop at Chateauroux Monastery. Soon, he is caught up in the mysterious activities of the abbot and a local healer.

The abbot has imprisoned the healer (Hope) and her brother, Daniel. The abbot uses Hope to get citizens of the area to donate rare and beautiful gifts. They are begging Hope to heal them or their loved ones. There are some mystical elements to this story; once the reader suspends disbelief in these features, the story is compelling.

Be warned, there are gruesome components of this story, including cannibalism and beheadings.
reviewed Hope and Glory on + 108 more book reviews
Historical romance. Fun to read.
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A great historical novel bordering on the paranormal.


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