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Betrayed (The Gifted Book 2) Kindle Edition
An illuminated letter, long buried by the Church—prophesying a fellowship of men and women possessing powerful spiritual gifts—is the catalyst for a profound war that will bring either a new age of enlightenment or a darkness the world has never before seen. As the Gifted gather, gain strength, and follow God's clues, their enemies grow determined to control them.
Watching the Gifted from afar is Cardinal Boeri, who wants to use the blessed power of the Gifted to secure his own place in the hierarchy of the Church, while the duke of Venezia has reasons of his own to seize control. But the greatest menace is Lord Abramo Amidei, driven to turn the healer, Daria d'Angelo, to his own fold—or to destroy her. And as he schemes to tear apart the fabric of her faith by preying upon those she loves, Amidei knows that together the Gifted are undeniably strong and growing stronger. But if he can succeed in dividing them, the Gifted—and then the world—will be his.
“A rich and carefully crafted medieval mystery, reflecting extensive research. I felt transported to another time and place, ushering into a fascinating world. Lisa tells a compelling story, and tells it extremely well.” –Randy Alcorn, bestselling author of Heaven
“[A] classic battle between good and evil. Disregard Da Vinci Code comparisons and think Lord of the Rings.” –Publishers Weekly
“A full-bodied, absorbing tale that combines authentic historical detail with a universally appealing and gripping story…With crossover appeal for J.R.R. Tolkien and Madeleine L’Engle enthusiasts, this is recommended for all.” –Library Journal
“An exhilarating religious historical thriller…delightful…action-packed…superb.” –Midwest Book Review
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About the Author
- ASIN : B09BG3S7YV
- Publication date : July 28, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 3258 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 520 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #359,900 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2021
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Bergren continues to invest quality writing to expand the characters and enthrall readers with the non-stop action. With the setting being 14th century Italy, the Catholic Church and strong religious themes are natural participants. Woven in seamlessly are the scripture references and reminders that true faith and wisdom come from this source.
If you’re a fan of historical fiction, you’ll love this book and the series. Bergren’s portrayal of 14th century Italy is magnificent. She provides in depth travelogues for Sienna and Venice that have Mario Perillo’s ancestors cheering. The fantasy part is not so far removed that it requires folks like me to suspend our sensibilities 😉 The premise actually seems possible...🧐
I’ve read lots of books by this author and loved them all. This series was my 1st and I’m rereading it now, almost 10 years later. It might be even better this time around 📚
Lisa continue to let your light shine through the darkness as you allow God to use you through your books!!
It is the first in a 3 part series, so if you are thinking of buying it ... do yourself a favour and grab all 3 because at the end of the book you are just dying to know 'what happens next?'. They really do flow one into the other.
If you have read other books by this author and enjoyed them then you will enjoy this one as well, it follows perfectly in the footsteps of her fluid and dynamic style of character development, she sets the seen spectacularly without waffling and follows through on the tiny details that make all the difference in the end to good story.
If you have never read anything by this Author then by all means do yourself a favour and give this book a try ... if you are into romantic, colourful and deeply faith filled writing then this is sure to hit the spot!