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Heresy

S.J. Parris

Masterfully blending true events with fiction, this blockbuster historical thriller delivers a page-turning murder mystery set on the sixteenth-century Oxford University campus. Giordano Bruno was a monk, poet, scientist, and magician on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun and that the universe is infinite. This alone could have got him burned at the stake, but he was also a student of occult philosophies and magic. In S. J. Parris's gripping novel, Bruno's pursuit of this rare knowledge brings him to London, where he is unexpectedly recruited by Queen Elizabeth I and is sent undercover to Oxford University on the pretext of a royal visitation. Officially Bruno is to take part in a debate on the Copernican theory of the universe; unofficially, he is to find out whatever he can about a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen. His mission is dramatically thrown off course by a series of grisly murders and a spirited and beautiful young woman. As Bruno begins to discover a pattern in these killings, he realizes that no one at Oxford is who he seems to be. Bruno must attempt to outwit a killer who appears obsessed with the boundary between truth and heresy. Like The Dante Club and The Alienist, this clever, sophisticated, exceptionally enjoyable novel is written with the unstoppable narrative propulsion and stylistic flair of the very best historical thrillers. From the Hardcover edition.

Masterfully blending true events with fiction, this blockbuster historical thriller delivers a page-turning murder mystery set on the sixteenth-century Oxford University campus. Giordano Bruno was a monk, poet, scientist, and magician on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun and that the universe is infinite. This alone could have got him burned at the stake, but he was also a student of occult philosophies and magic. In S. J. Parris's gripping novel, Bruno's pursuit of this rare knowledge brings him to London, where he is unexpectedly recruited by Queen Elizabeth I and is sent undercover to Oxford University on the pretext of a royal visitation. Officially Bruno is to take part in a debate on the Copernican theory of the universe; unofficially, he is to find out whatever he can about a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen. His mission is dramatically thrown off course by a series of grisly murders and a spirited and beautiful young woman. As Bruno begins to discover a pattern in these killings, he realizes that no one at Oxford is who he seems to be. Bruno must attempt to outwit a killer who appears obsessed with the boundary between truth and heresy. Like The Dante Club and The Alienist, this clever, sophisticated, exceptionally enjoyable novel is written with the unstoppable narrative propulsion and stylistic flair of the very best historical thrillers. From the Hardcover edition.
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Masterfully blending true events with fiction, this blockbuster historical thriller delivers a page-turning murder mystery set on the sixteenth-century Oxford University campus. Giordano Bruno was a monk, poet, scientist, and magician on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun and that the universe is infinite. This alone could have got him burned at the stake, but he was also a student of occult philosophies and magic. In S. J. Parris's gripping novel, Bruno's pursuit of this rare knowledge brings him to London, where he is unexpectedly recruited by Queen Elizabeth I and is sent undercover to Oxford University on the pretext of a royal visitation. Officially Bruno is to take part in a debate on the Copernican theory of the universe; unofficially, he is to find out whatever he can about a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen. His mission is dramatically thrown off course by a series of grisly murders and a spirited and beautiful young woman. As Bruno begins to discover a pattern in these killings, he realizes that no one at Oxford is who he seems to be. Bruno must attempt to outwit a killer who appears obsessed with the boundary between truth and heresy. Like The Dante Club and The Alienist, this clever, sophisticated, exceptionally enjoyable novel is written with the unstoppable narrative propulsion and stylistic flair of the very best historical thrillers. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

5h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:25