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An Antidote for Avarice (Chronicles Of Isaac Of Girona #3)

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The author of An Antidote for Avarice continues the intriguing adventures of blind Jewish physician Isaac of Gerona. In medieval Spain, Isaac heads the search for the fabled Holy Grail -- and an unholy killer...
Paperback, 274 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Berkley
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Jun 28, 2016 C. rated it liked it
"An Antidote For Avarice" is a difficult premise to describe, not solely because it is third in a unique 1300s series. Our protagonist, endeared medical doctor Isaac, is sharp enough to solve Girona crimes; whilst we acquaint his family. Their Jewish community is gated in this catholic Spanish city. The Bishop is a good-hearted family friend. Since becoming blind, Isaac depends on his daughter, Raquel to assist him and she is the protagonist this time. It is a road trip, with moving parts and a ...more
Emmy Kuipers
Sep 29, 2014 Emmy Kuipers rated it it was ok
Perhaps it's because I jumped onto the bandwagon with book three or perhaps it is because I read the book in Dutch (the library had no English copy) but this medieval mystery did not really entertain me. It had none of the detail of character of a Cadfael and it had none of the determined digging of Sister Fidelma. In fact, the mystery lingered on while no one was actively investigating.

The blind Isaac of Girona could have done with a bit more love and characterisation. The historical backdrop d
Diana Sandberg
Aug 28, 2015 Diana Sandberg rated it really liked it
I had kind of decided that this series was only so-so, not great, not terrible. But I quite liked this one. I liked the depiction of the enormous effort it took to get a bunch of people from one town to another several days away, the kind of dangers and difficulties such an enterprise presented. The mystery wasn't bad, either. And I always did rather like the regular characters; the romantic part of the story seemed quite realistic.
Dina Tanners
Apr 09, 2015 Dina Tanners rated it really liked it
I really like this series and would give this book a 4.5 if I could. As others have written, it is obvious that the author, Caroline Roe, has done a great deal of research on life in the mid-14th century of what later becomes the eastern part of Spain. While this tells less of the Jewish community, it continues to tell of the relationship between the blink Jewish doctor Isaac and the local Catholic bishop. This book especially talks about the political intrigues in the political and religious le ...more
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Antidote à l’avarice est le 3ème volume des Chroniques d’Isaac de Gérone. C’est avec plaisir que j’ai retrouvé le médecin aveugle du XIVème siècle, sa famille et son entourage. Caroline Roe sait nous plonger dans cette époque et nous intéresser à ses personnages. L’intrigue démarre très lentement, on suit les événements en se demandant à quel moment l’histoire va commencer pour de bon, on profite du contexte historique et culturel, elle prend son temps pour poser le décor, et surtout pour démêle ...more
This is better than the last book but still not near as good as the first.
The majority of the story takes place on the road to Tarragona. All the extra characters added into this 300 pages book made it seem like everything was over before I'd really gotten to know anyone or even really figure out what was going on.
Jul 22, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
Another fine entry in a good series. The portrayal of medieval life and medicine is especially interesting.
Jul 12, 2014 Roshni rated it really liked it
Isaac solves a mystery on the way to Tarragona. Fast-paced and complicated mystery
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