The Season of the Beast

The Season of the Beast

Andrea H. Japp Lorenza García / May 28, 2020

The Season of the Beast The season of the beast was near The King of France and the Church are locked in a battle for power that will also decide the fate of the Knights Templar and Hospitaller Meanwhile in the Normandy

  • Title: The Season of the Beast
  • Author: Andrea H. Japp Lorenza García
  • ISBN: 9781906040109
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • The season of the beast was near 1304 The King of France and the Church are locked in a battle for power that will also decide the fate of the Knights Templar and Hospitaller.Meanwhile in the Normandy countryside, young widow Agn s de Souarcy, the beautiful lady of the manor, is fighting to retain her independent way of life, aware that her spiteful half brother w The season of the beast was near 1304 The King of France and the Church are locked in a battle for power that will also decide the fate of the Knights Templar and Hospitaller.Meanwhile in the Normandy countryside, young widow Agn s de Souarcy, the beautiful lady of the manor, is fighting to retain her independent way of life, aware that her spiteful half brother will do anything to destroy her.These two different worlds collide in the forest near Souarcy, where a terrifying creature begins to kill and mutilate a succession of monks on their way to deliver a secret message of momentous importance.In the first Agn s de Souarcy Chronicle, Andrea Japp offers the reader a fast paced, multi layered mystery within a richly imagined portrait of medieval France.The Season of the Beast was previously published in France as La Dame sans terre 1 Les Chemins de la B te Calmann L vy, 2006.

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      • Andrea H. Japp Lorenza García

        Andrea Japp is one of the grandes dames of French crime writing with over twenty novels published She is a forensic scientist by profession and weaves this knowledge into her books, giving them particular authenticity.Series Le cycle des Gloria La Dame sans terre


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    1. A DNF, alas, so I'm not rating it. A good example of why endnote designations shouldn't appear in a historical novel; much too distracting, especially when you can hardly get through a page of text without seeing one or two of them. Fascinating setting, though.



    2. In a moment of weakness, I succumbed to the temptation of the AOL gossip page. What can I say? I was tired. I was bored. Anyhow, there was a story about Chelsea Handler (I think it was her) who went on a tear about Angelina Jolie and why Jolie doesn't have any female friends.The lead character in this book is somewhat like that.The writing in this book is great. There are, however, certain elements of the plot that I find irksome. In all fairness, this is more to do with tastes than anything. I [...]


    3. The Season of the Beast is brought to you courtesy of those clever people at Gallic Books who provide you with the opportunity to enjoy French to English translations of some very good reads.I've spent the past six weeks reading this novel by Andrea Japp (translated by Lorenza Garcia), partly because it has been a hectic and exhausting six weeks and partly because I was doing my utmost to take my time and savour this mystery.Set in medieval France it tells the absorbing tale of Agnes de Souarcy, [...]


    4. I loved this book. Only problem is that it's the first of three, and virtually nothing is resolved at the end of the book. I need to read the next on ASAP. This is my first foray into French historical fiction. 1304, and a female character who is very easy to admire. But she's up against some bad guys, and I can't wait for the next installment.


    5. Bettie - I hope you heard my scream.So infuriating, I couldn't give it more three stars as I have no idea how its going to end, who the hell is the mysterious robed figure, etc etc. This book is enough to drive me mad, not one question answered! Although I love Agnes and I gave a whoop of joy when Clement became Clemence!Already ordered 2 and 3!


    6. I read the English translation.I thoroughly enjoyed this book; well-researched novels of medieval France are rare. The historical references included are very useful in understanding some of the things not usually taught in history classes!


    7. An excellent historial thriller set in France in the early 14th Century. Great story and interesting setting. Some of the language is a bit stilted maybe because it is translated from French but well worth reading.


    8. Région d’Alençon, Normandie, début du 14e siècle. Agnès est une jeune veuve « sans terres » qui vit dans un modeste domaine dont elle a l’usufruit suite depuis la mort de son mari. Fille bâtarde d’un baron et d’une dame de compagnie, elle est à la merci de son demi-frère Eudes, fils légitime et héritier du baron, qui éprouve pour elle des sentiments à la fois haineux et incestueux. En plus de sa fille Mathilde, Agnès s’occupe d’un jeune orphelin, Clément, né du viol [...]


    9. Este primeiro volume da trilogia "A dama sem terra" constitui um início ameno. É de leitura fácil e nada esforçada. Somos convidados a entrar na vida e hábitos do século XIV e quase sem nos apercebermos já não nos sentimos como meros convidados deste mundo mas sim habitantes de longa data.Com uma escrita deliciosa a autora revela-nos a estória de vida da bela Àgnes de Souarcy e de como teve de casar-se demasiado nova para escapar a um futuro pérfido e incestuoso. Foi-me impossível n [...]


    10. if you pick this up thinking that it is a self-contained work, you will be, as I was, horribly disappointed. This is historical fiction set in the 13th century with the usual suspects - papal ideology, kingly intrigues, and Templars. You can't have medieval fiction without the freakin' Templars, it looks like. All right, so Japp throws in a super-smart Hospitaller into the mix, emphasising this order over the soon-to-be destroyed militant Knights. And there's mention of some document that purpor [...]


    11. Synopsis‘The season of the beast was near…’ 1304. The King of France and the Church are locked in a battle for power that will also decide the fate of the Knights Templar and Hospitaller.Meanwhile in the Normandy countryside, young widow Agnes de Souarcy, the beautiful lady of the manor, is fighting to retain her independent way of life, aware that her spiteful half-brother will do anything to destroy her. These two different worlds collide in the forest near Souarcy, where a terrifying cr [...]


    12. Début du 14e siècle, France. L'époque de Philippe le Bel, des Templiers, des Hospitaliers. Plusieurs émissaires du Pape sont assassinés. En Normandie, la jeune Agnès de Souarcy survit tant bien que mal dans son manoir. Elle pourrait vivre en un lieu plus luxueux, chez Eudes, son demi-frère, mais cela impliquerait de céder à ses avances. Eudes, pour se venger, la dénonce à l'Inquisition.Dans l'abbaye toute proche, la mère abbesse tente de sauver la jeune Agnès, qu'elle sait innocente [...]


    13. This book is a mystery set in rural France in the middle ages and follows a young widow who is at the centre of intrigue with the local Lords, the Catholic church and a convent. The story is well written, interesting and has various threads all rather sinister and threatening BUT just as it gets to the interesting parts it stops - abruptly with no warning bang in the middle of her arrest by the priest of the inquisition. I was very annoyed by this hence its 2 stars!!! I have no idea what happens [...]


    14. I have no doubt that this is a well written book but it just did nothing for me at all. There were small sections where the plot was exciting and then nothing much happened for quite a while, I was waiting to find out what happend at the end only to find that I was none the wiser until I read the other two volumes in the trilogy. Although I did have both of the other books I could not be bothered to plough through them both so have given all three to the charity shop. Maybe I should have kept go [...]


    15. Primeiro volume de uma trilogia (histórica) com todos os ingredientes para me encantar: mistério, crime, religião e personagens fortes e surpreendentes. Só é pena ter tantas personagens que fiquei “com a cabeça em água” para tentar ligá-las ao enredo. Gosto da preocupação da autora com o enquadramento histórico. Estou com bastantes expectativas em relação ao segundo volume.


    16. Would have got three stars if it hadn't just stopped. There is a sequel but it would not appear to be so much a sequel as the 2nd half of the book. An entertaining enough tale of intrigue, backstabbing and the Inquisition, but really annoyed that I now have to buy another book. Bearing in mind the size of my "to read" pile I'm not sure I'll bother, it was entertaining enough but not compelling.


    17. I did think this was a novel in itself, albeit there are 2 sequels, but actually this is only a third of the story and you have to read the next two books to find out what is going on! This book leaves on a cliffhanger and with none of the threads looking like they will be tied up any time soon.


    18. I enjoyed the intewoven storied - others have chided the characters of Clement and Agnes but for good to triumph over evil, our characters must assume their roles diligently. On to the second chronicle - The Breath of the Rose.


    19. Credible portrayal of the 14th century French feudal society, A dash of feminism. Mystery to keep you going through the trilogy. There seems to be a fourth, haven't made my way to it.



    20. Le début est lent, l'écriture lourde mais j'étais prise et je ne pouvais plus le lacher !It was slow to begin, and not so well-written, but now I can't stop !


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