- Pub. Date: August 2008
- Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
- Sold By: Barnes & Noble
- Format: eBook, 480pp
- Sales Rank: 8,044
An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time The narrator of THE GARGOYLE is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life. As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide--for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soul.
A beautiful and compelling, but clearly unhinged, sculptress of gargoyles by the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and insists that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly injured mercenary and she was a nun and scribe in the famed monastery of Engelthal who nursed him...
My Review: Amazing !
This may very well be the best book I have ever read.
This book takes you on an amazing,crazy, heartbreaking, joyful journey .
of the most amazing love,friendship,and terrible life changing events all combined in a story through time. . This story will keep you enthralled from beginning to end.
I just cannot say enough about it and don't want to say to much for fear of giving anything away.
I recommend this book to anyone who ask for a good book and to some who don't.
Defiantly 5+ stars