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The markings, mahilde the Seven Deadly Sins, are part of an elaborate initiation ritual for the Staurofilakes, the clandestine brotherhood hiding the True Cross for centuries, headed by a secretive figure called Cato.

Lots of historic facts “hammered” into the story, lots of humoristic attempts ulitmo didn’t work for me, all of this in a first person narrative, namely Ottavia, who never convinced me as a character – as well as Farag “too ulttimo to be true” Boswell.

Some tenuous connection then derives to Dante’s Purgatory, and the three are forced to start decoding instructions hidden in the book to find an earthly paradise, where, they suspect, the criminals came from. One of the Staurofilakes’ most prominent members was Dante Alighieri, and Ottavia and her team soon realize that Dante hid secrets about the Staurofilakes in the text of ‘The Divine Comedy,’ his greatest work.

En route, the nun gets horny, abandons her faith, and shacks up with the archaeologist. The Last Cato also happens to be an intelligent critique of the Roman Curia as well as a lively page turner. First of all this book could not decide what genre it was Sep 08, Lowed rated it liked aseni. She has more than 20 million readers worldwide and has become the reference of quality bests-sellers in Spanish language.


Characters don’t so much speak as perorate. Books by Matilde Asensi.

Now, the Staurofilakes are stealing the fragments of the Cross back, using any means necessary to fulfill the long-ago oath they made to protect it. An academic nun, a archaeologist and a member of the Swiss Guard are put on an important mission to find out why true cross relics are being stolen from both Orthodox and Catholic churches throughout Chrisendom. Recomendable y todo eso. Oct 19, Paul Pessolano rated it really liked it.

I am not going to lie though Refresh and try again. Kltimo 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. Overall, Mahilde 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. 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.

Aunque al principio no terminaba de cogerle el punto al final me ha gustado. The only questions remaining are why the secret cult is gathering the Cross remnants and what motivates Captain Kaspar Glauser-Royst. Dec 07, Jaidee rated it it was ok Shelves: Though well- researched and densely plotted, the story telling itself lags sometimes. The ending had a nice twist that was followed by a bit of a cliche, but that was fine.

What is with the modern obsession with Dante? Recomendo a quem gosta de thriller religioso!

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

We learn a fair bit about early church history, and also some of the workings of the Vatican. It ended like it should. That being said, the book has a comment on the front cover stating: Once it got going, I was completely snared. 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.


But I will still recommend this piece to everyone who has an appetite for biblical mysteries, or plain mystery for that matter. Misterio, sociedades secretas, una obra de la cultura universal La Divina Comedia como manual para descifrar la clave This book is along the lines of the DaVinci Code.

Once in matilfe mode of interpreting Dante as a roadmap to solving seven deadly puzzles, I found the book to become a bit boring.

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 ulltimo crucified.

For those who aren’t familiar with post Vatican II history, her references are a terrific place to start.

The Last Cato

Still, it was an entertaining, enjoyable read, and magilde probably make good summer fare. There are improbable protagonists who speak particularly improbably. An Ethiopian man is found dead and his body has been scarified. Published April 3rd by Harper Perennial first published There are elements of fantasy that are a complete let-down.