The story of Prince Rolon, who challenges the power of the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, and how he triumphs over being both chosen and damned. A tale of action and romance.
Thank god for Open Road Media. Truly and completely.
Years ago, I picked up this book when it was being re-issued via a small independent press. The edition was so badly edited and produced that any reader knew it was the publisher and not the writer. I couldn’t finish it.
Thankfully, Open Road Media has re-issued the Godforsaken as an e-book.
Thankfully, they did a professional edit.
Thankfully, we can now read Yarbro’s tale of a Spanish prince who is werewolf.
Cons: slow & somewhat confusing beginning
King Alonzo II’s Spanish court works in close connection with the Inquisition of Padre Juan Murador, rooting out heresy wherever it lies. At an auto-da-fe, a condemned woman proclaims her innocence and pronounces a curse on Alonzo’s line, a curse his now 19 year old legitimate son bears the burden - and effects - of. The Infante Real, Don Rolon, is beset by doubts as t ...more
E dopo ogni notte di luna piena il cristianissimo regno di Spagna si sveglia piangendo delle vittime, sventrate d ...more
This is a gripping supernatural thriller, set in Spain during the Inquisition. The main character is the Infante Real - the heir to the Spanish throne, and son to a king who was cursed - before the son was born - but the was to fall on "the heads of the innocent", so the Infante has always been told, and has always believed, that he him ...more
Quando l'Inquisizione allungò la sua mano crudele sulla terra di Spagna, tenendo sia il re che tutto il regno nella sua stretta implacabile, un nuovo orrore sorse a sfidare persino la potenza dell'inesorabile Grande Inquisitore. Si trattava di una maledizione scagliata contro la casata del re Alonzo, che proveniva direttamente dal Diavolo. Una maledizione che avrebbe fatto si che le sue figlie non potessero mai sposarsi. Una maledizione che avrebbe trasformato il suo unico figlio maschio, Rolon,...more
But, for all the densely written historical novel, that this surely is, the editing makes it jarring to read. It is very difficult to stick with the text in a story about the Inquisition when "bum" replaces "burn." When ls, 1s and Is are used int ...more
Quinn Yarbro is no doubt the grandmistress of Gothic horror, of tantalizing tete a tetes, and bodice-rending sexual tension....when it comes to tales of Count St. Germain. Although Olivia and Roger/Ruggiero are terrific, well-rounded, right-of-center characters, the limited cast of The Godforsaken are slim shadows compared to the larger-than-life Compte.