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Purged by Fire:
Heresy of the Cathars

(historical fiction)

 Release date: July 29, 2016
at Bagwyn Books

ISBN: 978-0-86698-810-0
274 pages

SYNOPSIS

In the thirteenth-century, a unique civilization flourished in the region that is now Southwestern France. The tolerant rulers of this realm embraced the Cathar faith which kept the simple teachings of the early followers of Christ, and rejected the venality of the Catholic Church.

To destroy the heretical faith, the pope declared a holy war. With the infamous words “Kill them all, God will recognize his own,” the crusade against Christendom began. For two decades, these wars decimated the old regions of the Languedoc and the troubadour culture. But when they still failed to destroy the heretical faith, the papacy gave special powers of inquisition to Dominican monks. Their mission was to root out heretics, compel confessions, and burn the unrepentant at the stake.
Purged by Fire tells the intertwining stories of three people enmeshed in the treachery of the Inquisition. Isarn Benet believes he has survived the wars by accepting the pope’s will and the French rule, until Marsal, the child he once rescued, arrives on his doorstep, forcing him to question every conciliation he has ever made. Marsal has lost everything to the Inquisition. Raised to always turn the other cheek, now she wants back what the Catholic Church has stolen, and she will aid anyone who helps her do so, even outlaws and rebels. Isarn’s son Chrétien can barely remember his life as a soldier and troubadour, the time before he knew and loved Marsal. Condemned and hunted by the Catholic Church, the two escape to the mountain fortress of Montségur.
Here, as the forces of the Inquisition lay siege to their place of refuge, they must make one final choice—between life and love or death and faith!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

purged-by-fire-diane-bonavistDiane Bonavist’s fiction
has appeared in Tiferet Journal,
The Milo Review, Fable Online,
and The RavensPerch.
She is a former Editor in chief of Tiferet Journal.

Her other novels are  Daughters of Nyx,
a mystery of ancient Greece and Waters and the Wild,
a multi-generational story set in the Hudson River Valley,
both to be published in 2017. 

Visit her website. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE

Friday, December 2
Spotlight + Giveaway at Words And Peace

 

Monday, December 5
Review by Denise

 

Tuesday, December 6
Review by Kristen

 

Thursday, December 8
Review at Svetlana’s reads and views

 

Friday, December 9
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at
Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile

 

Monday, December 12
Review + Giveaway at A Book Geek

 

Wednesday, December 14
Review + Giveaway at The French Village Diaries

 

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