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La fratellanza della Sacra Sindone

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Torino, 1997. Domate le fiamme divampate nel duomo, viene rinvenuto il cadavere carbonizzato di un uomo senza lingua. Un particolare che mette in allarme il capitano dei carabinieri Marco Valoni, che inizia a sospettare che l'incendio non sia stato causato da un corto circuito.
Coadiuvato dall'affascinante storica dell'arte Sofia Galloni e da una giornalista spagnola, si me
Paperback, Oscar Bestsellers #1647, 406 pages
Published October 2006 by Mondadori (first published 2004)
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Viji Sarath (Bookish endeavors)
Did you have to waste so many pages.? Waste of time and energy. The book is supposed to be a thriller and I didn't feel any thrill at all. It was dull,dragging,and tested my patience in many places. You can't state few names like shroud of Turin and Knights Templar and expect the readers to accept it as a spectacular thriller. Well.. I'm to be blamed for falling for anything with those names in it. And the ending.. It couldn't have been more crappy.
Doug Clark
Nov 06, 2012 Doug Clark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julia Navarro is well-known journalist based in Madrid. The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud is her first novel. For fans of the novels of Dan Brown, this is in much the same vein. The novel opens with a fire and the death of a tongue-less and fingerprint-less man in the Turin Cathedral, the repository of the famous Shroud of Turin. The head of the Arts Crimes Division of the Italian police, Marco Valoni, suspects there is more to a mere fire, as two years earlier a thief, also tongue-less and fin ...more
Ashish Jaituni
May 23, 2012 Ashish Jaituni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY SHROUD is an excellent effort on Navarro's part. The modern-day story is fast-paced, with believable action and well-defined characters. The historical storyline, however, suffers a bit from an overabundance of characters, some imagined, some historical. This does tend to slow down some of the chapters. Still, given the amount of territory she covers, the plot moves along quickly enough to sustain the reader's interest. In fact, it moves almost too quickly at the end; ...more
Jelena Zivanovic
Sep 16, 2015 Jelena Zivanovic rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
40 izdanja za knjigu koja je napisana stilom koji bi pre odgovarao lektiri za nize razrede osnovne skole... :( Odustala posle 50-tak stranica.
Aug 25, 2012 William rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought about giving this book a two, out of fairness, but after forcing myself to finish it, I simply can not bring myself to do that. I don't know if this book was simply a victim of it being translated into English, or if it simply was poorly written to begin with. There were too many characters, too many plots and nothing was fleshed out. The story just sludged on for 371 pages and finally collapsed at the end without any real ending. This felt like assigned reading during junior high. The ...more
Fernando Gonzalo Pellico
Novela sencilla, sin grandes pretensiones, a mi modo de ver, sobre la Síndome. Los personajes están bien hechos y responden a su perfil. La autora se ha documentado correctamente y se nota a lo largo de la obra. Es interesante su idea de lo que han llegado a ser los Templarios en nuestros días. No cae en el facilismo ni en los personajes que son todo felicidad y amor.

No le doy más nota porque a mi parecer podría haber escogido mucho más el vocabulario y la manera de narrar. No te quedan párrafo
May 15, 2014 Elektragedia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Por donde empezar, lo termine hoy, es un libro excelente, me gusto mucho, sobresale por encima de la historia que tenia de el, pero definitivamente la forma de escribir de esta autora atrapa, no había tenido tiempo antes, pero apenas tuve lo leí de una sentada, hay de todo, conspiración, historia de mas de 2000 años.

y si tiene un trágico final, no diré quienes mueren si los buenos o los malos, pero es algo crudo y un poco cruel, solo que es algo refrescante, estaba sumida en un montón de novelas
Apr 26, 2013 M M rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another Spanish romp is Julia Navarro's The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud. Just when you thought you were safe from the Knights Templar, here they return, as heroic in fiction as they have been derided in history. This is yet another silly historical-thriller-joining-the-Dan-Brown-wagon. If it's not Dante whose books provide clues to modern crimes, it's the bloody Templars and their rituals. Surely there's enough history in Europe without having to dream up a fresh conspiracy? Arturo Perez- ...more
Karlie Nyte
This book is fantastic. While the beginning starts off a bit slow, once you get into the story a bit, the pace picks up, and the story really gets moving. This book is based in two different time lines. One is the modern time, with the police investigating a fire in the city of Turin. The other is the time following the crucifixion of Jesus. The Shroud of Turin is the piece that ties the two time lines together, as the fire took place in the church where the Shroud is normally kept and displayed ...more
Apr 23, 2008 Dave rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Okay, I swear this is the last Jesus-religious-artefact-coverup-giant-conspiracy-making-money-off-The Da Vinci Code- book that I'm going to read. I swear.

Basically, you can pretty much predict where the book will go and what will happen from just reading the cover. Controversial Church relic? Check. Shadowy international organization? Check. A conspiracy to unravel? Check. Oh, the excitement!

I suppose it was slightly useful in that I learned a little about the Shroud of Turin, but, really, I cou
Cynfully Sweet

this is more like 2 1/2 stars.

This book is like... a real bad experiment when you try to combine "Da Vinci Code" and "the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo". Too many characters, too many ridiculous side plots, (was the Sophia and Pietro deal necessary??) And for how "smart" Sophia was, it certainly seemed it never showed up, oh and, I got sick of hearing about how pretty she was. Same deal with Ana- why on earth did she have to be described as "sooo smart" yet sound so ding batty, yet she'
Oct 23, 2015 Xabi1990 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
7/10. Primero de Julia Navarro y que hila la trama con ingenio. Personajes creíbles aunque esas historias de la Sábana Santa están ya un poco manidas.
No es una escritora que me encante, pero sus tres primero libros los he leido con agrado.
Juan Nieto Cano
Junto con La sangre de los inocentes este es el segundo libro que leo de Julia Navarro, el primero me gustó muchísimo, aunque este no tanto. Me ha parecido un poco lento, con unas cuantas páginas que le sobran, que hay veces que se alarga de manera innecesaria, y que cuando parece que avanza la historia te frenan en seco por los continuos cambios de época, la verdad esperaba algo más. Aunque también hay que resaltar lo bueno de este libro, como son la documentación y las fechas y hechos históric ...more
This book was only okay. The build-up and the story was above decent, but the ending was just flat. And correct me if I'm wrong, cutting a tongue out doesn't paralyze the vocal cords. They'd be primal and incomprehensible, but someone without a tongue can still make sounds. They whole "dying without making a sound" thing made me angry, especially when the victim was burning alive, which is the most painful thing that can happen to a human.

If you're really into "The Da Vinci Code" thing, then you
Grettel Perez
Sep 02, 2016 Grettel Perez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Abgaro rey de Efeso enfermo de Lepra recibe de uno de los discípulos de Jesús la sabana con la cual fue envuelto el cuerpo de a Cristo al ser bajado de la Cruz. Es el primer milagro que se conoce del Mandylion ("mortaja" en griego), por lo que la comunidad de hombres que se cortan la lengua y se queman las huellas dactilares, lucharan por regresarla a Turquía.
En otro tiempo, Francois de Charney ante la proclamación de Felipe el Hermoso de la captura de los Templarios un viernes 13 de 1307, envue
Jerry M
Meh, I was underwhelmed, sadly. When I read this, I was hoping for a good pulp fiction tale. I wasn't expecting very much, just something to pass the time away. But this was a poor's man's Dan Brown story like Dan Brown is a poor man's Umberto Eco storyteller.

The story is basically two stories, the modern mystery story surrounding the Shroud of Turin and the ancient back story around the time of Jesus. The ancient back story wasn't bad at all, rather fantastic, but a god story nonetheless. The p
May 20, 2016 Tania rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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No es lo mismo leer la novela en su año de publicación (2004), siendo uno de los primeros best seller del subgénero, que leerla ahora cuando ya estamos cansados de tener los mismos argumentos una novela tras otra. En su día, se suponía que era una novela fresca, innovadora y atractiva, rasgos que dan más bien la “historia” de la Sabana Santa y las sociedades secretas. Fuera de esta parte, la manera de escribirla es un tanto sencilla, casi vulgar, sin definir los personajes, sin sorpresas ni giro ...more
Jan 24, 2011 Randi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kind of repetitive. The beginning got going pretty well and was compelling, about 1/2 way through the middle section I started getting antsy for the end. I flew through a few chapters hoping for the action to pick up and resolution to come. The ending was moderately satisfying but a bit of a let down after so many pages building to the climax. Read it on an airplane or when you don't have anything else to read.
Leah Pedder
This is a quick book. It isn't great, it isn't bad, it is fine. Overall, the plot is similar to a Dan Brown novel: There are some unusual crimes and they are connected to an ancient holy relic. The parts that I liked most about this book were the flashbacks to a different era. I would have been much happier with a fictionalized tale of the shroud rather than the modern day account that was this book.
Aug 08, 2013 Linh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud was a cross between The People of the Book, the fill-in-the-blank-of-the-missing-years historical fiction, and The Da Vinci Code, the secret society thriller. I thoroughly enjoyed following the main characters through all the twists and turns it took to discover the fabricated, part fiction, part true story of what happened to Jesus's death cloth.
Jul 16, 2012 Laura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
One of the worst books I've ever read in my life. I seriously wanted to throw this book to the bin. Not only it is really bad written, but the characters are flat and unlikeable and extremely annoying and the storyline is just... blah. Seems like a bad remake of "The Da Vinci Code". Couldn't care less about this stupid book. How could I ever read this, I still don't know.
Jul 08, 2014 Kristi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the handling of the subject overall. The deity and resurrection of Jesus are respected from the start, shocking in a recent book from a secular publishing house. The historical flashbacks are interesting, the twist surprising, and I felt some understanding of the villains' perspectives...sadly, if there was a main character we were meant to root for, I missed the memo. It was too much of an ensemble piece, but the good guys in the ensemble weren't given enough personality or development, ...more
Fabián Cubillos
Bueno, para ser sincero este libro no fue de mi total agrado. Antes de hablar de las cosas negativas quisiera destacar que para los amantes de la historia este libro esta muy bien documentado, se nota la experiencia de la autora;además,su lectura es sencilla y fácil de seguir.

Lo que no me gustó fue la manera en que se desarrolla la historia, los múltiples "flash-back" que lo único que hacen es confundir al lector y entregar datos que además de históricos no influyen en la trama principal.
Dude m
Ivo Steiu
While reading the book, I had the feeling that I was reading a script with all the right ingredients for a Hollywood movie: a sacred relicve, secret organizations fighting to get it into their possession, templars, police and a Department of Art. There have been several books with similar ingredients in the past years, however what I enjoyed about this one were the different story lines that interwined in the end: one about what happened to the Holy Shroud since Jesus' time onwards and another o ...more
Eudoxia Papastamatiou
Μια ενδιαφέρουσα ιστορία. Το βιβλίο ξεκινάει με ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον και σε βάζει στην πλοκή άμεσα. Εξελίσσεται σε δυο περιόδους πράγμα το οποίο σε κάποιο σημείο κουράζει αρκετά καθώς ο αναγνώστης βομβαρδίζεται από κάποιες πληροφορίες που τελικά δεν χρησιμεύουν κάπου στην πλοκή. Ανατρεπτικό φινάλε, που δεν το περιμένεις. Από ενα σημείο και μετά διαβάζεται απνευστί. Ωστόσο θεωρώ ότι αν ηταν κατά 100 σελίδες μικρότερο ή αυτες οι 100 σελίδες είχαν χρησιμοποιηθεί για τη λύση του μυστηρίου και πχι γι ...more
De lijkwade van Tuijn is de leidende draad in dit boek. Er zijn zo veel boeken verschenen over de lijkwade. Historisch, roman, thriller van alles en nog wat.
De lijkwade van Turijn is een eeuwenoud tweedegraads relikwie binnen het christendom. Het is een linnen kleed waarop vaag een beeld van een man te zien is met verwondingen aan de zichtbare hand, zoals ze zouden kunnen zijn ontstaan bij een kruisiging. Volgens sommige christenen is de lijkwade het kleed waarin Jezus werd gewikkeld en begrave
Corinne Yee
Feb 23, 2012 Corinne Yee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud" is an enjoyable history-based novel.

Marco Valoni and his team of art crimes investigators are called upon to investigate a fire in the Turin, Italy, cathedral which houses the holy shroud that some believe to have been the death shroud of Jesus. Mr. Valoni knows that there have been quite a few "incidents" surrounding the shroud through the ages and believes that this is no coincidence. As he and his team investigate, the author moves us back and forth throu
Jun 24, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not a bad read, loved the unique take on the Shroud of Turin and it's mysterious origins as well as a response to why the carbon 14 dating would not work for it. Even the ending was suitably dark and ominous, not a picture perfect happy ending that so many books try for. The bad of it, though, was that it was complex and I don't mean that in a good way. It had waaaay too many characters and timelines. I am generally a fast reader and I don't think I traditionally have issues dealing with compreh ...more
Jake Mcconnell
A typical entry in the religious conspiracy thriller category, The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud begins with a fire in the Cathedral of Turin. Of course this is the repository of the fabled "Shroud of Turin", the supposed burial drape that covered Christ after he was crucified and buried. This is not the first time that the cathedral has caught fire in recent memory, however, and members of the Art Crimes Department of the Italian police force begin to hypothesize that these fires may be relate ...more
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Julia Navarro (Madrid, 1953) lleva más de treinta años dedicada al periodismo trabajando en los principales medios de comunicación de este país, tanto en prensa escrita como en radio y televisión.

Después de publicar varios libros de actualidad política como Nosotros, la transición; Entre Felipe y Aznar; La izquierda que viene, y Señora presidenta, se atrevió con la novela y consiguió un éxito sin
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