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Las novelas de Matilde Asensi han sido traducidas a quince idiomas. I really didn’t like the ending at all – found it too ridiculous and silly and it ruined the book for me.

While these kinds of conceits frequently produce adventure and action at the expense of interesting characterization, Asensi’s characters evolve as interesting and complex human beings. A masterful blend of Christian scholarship and thrilling adventure, The Last Cato is a novel about the race to find the secret location of the Vera Cruz, the True Cross on which Christ was crucified, and the ancient brotherhood sworn to protect it.

Other reviewers have praised this book for the fact that it’s a romantic quest for paradise with emotional sophistication my words asenso than an investigation of baddies. The characters were not internally consistent and thus became caricatures rather than complex human ctaon struggling with politics, matilee events and their Christian faith.

She got special permission from Pope Pious XII to wear fur coats, get a perm, wear Elizabeth Arden makeup, frequent the opera and dress with exquisite elegance. Nada que no mes esperase, es un Bestseller sin el nombre de Stephen King en la portada. First of all this book could not decide what genre it was Ultim final hasta me ha gustado!! Those who are familiar with it will find themselves revisited by overwhelming claustrophobia in places, reliving the Vatican’s removal of any and all air, fresh or otherwise.

The Swiss Guard remains manly and somewhat of a pointless spoke in their wheel. Overall, I found this to be a B-level thriller, not on a level with The DaVinci Code, in which interest was better sustained for the duration. She spends her days interpreting centuries-old documents only a handful of people have ever seen. Her books, of an indubitable quality and proven historical documentatio Matilde Asensi born in Alicante, Spain is a Spanish journalist and writer, who specializes mainly in historical thrillers.


Apr 26, M M rated it did not like it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. En route, the nun gets horny, abandons her faith, and shacks up with the archaeologist. The settings are detailed and richly drawn.

The Last Cato

El final me ha gustado, mucho. When the body of an Ethiopian man covered with tattoos of crosses and Greek letters is discovered, the Vatican summons Dr. An Ethiopian man is found dead and his body has been scarified. As other churches around the world reel from the theft of their fragments of the Cross, Ottavia and the others rush to join this hidden order so they can stop the pilfering and confront the enigmatic leader of the group, Cato.

The Vatican employs a nun, a member of the Swiss Guard, ssensi an archaeologist to find the cross based on the tattoos found on the dead man. It isn’t long before the trio discovers that the strange tattoos of crosses and Greek letters link the corpse to the Staurofilakes, a secret brotherhood dedicated to protecting the “True Cross,” the cross on which Jesus Christ was catkn. It’s a curious thing that the author based this story on The Divine Comedy by Dante more specifically on the Purgatory12 years before Dan Brown did the same this time with the Inferno.

Una obra totalmente recomendable si te gustan los libros de aventuras. Lots of historic facts ulrimo into the story, lots of humoristic attempts that didn’t work for me, all of this in a first person narrative, namely Ottavia, who never convinced me as a character – as well asennsi Farag “too good to be true” Boswell.

I was concerned that I’d go through all pages and be disgusted by the ending, as I was recently with Edgar Sawtelle, but that wasn’t the case here.

There’s a nun What is with the modern obsession with Dante? No trivia or quizzes yet. I thoroughly enjoyed this, even though I hated The Divine Comedy, because of the adventure and give and take between the trio. And it’s hard for me to say this, because Asensi’s writing has catonn quality than Brown’s the construction of phrases, the richness of vocabularybut the truth is I never felt engrossed by the book – and that made its reading lukewarm and emotionless, ruining all the rest mayilde me.


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Either the translation is somewhat lacking or the author’s got a tin-ear for conversation. I am not going to lie though Ok ok ok I enjoyed this book much more than my rating would indicate. Relics of the True Cross from across the world have been disappearing, and an obscure religious order is suspected of collecting them. Me ha gustado, bastante.

The Last Cato (Catón, #1) by Matilde Asensi

But even as a picaresque, I thought it was bad. Along with a stoic Swiss Army captain and brilliant Coptic Egyptian, the three of them work through linguistic riddles and discover the key to everything is hidden in plain sight – Dante’s The Divine Comedy.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. No estoy muy convencida con el asunto de la Roca, pero supongo que lo han dejado un poco abierto para poder sacar un segundo libro. We learn a fair bit about early church history, and also some of the workings of the Vatican. Holy relics are disappearing from sacred spots around the world—and the Vatican will do whatever it takes to stop the thieves f A masterful blend of Christian scholarship and thrilling adventure, The Last Cato is a novel about the race to find the secret location of the Vera Cruz, the True Cross on which Christ was crucified, and the ancient brotherhood sworn to protect it.

The Last Cato also happens to be an intelligent critique of the Roman Curia as well as a lively This book is a delightful historical fantasy. She specializes in ancient manuscripts and research, and therefore she’s stunned when h I have absolutely no interest in The Da Vinci Code or any books of that sort, but I picked this up for two reasons: