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The Avignon Legacy

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Lost Treasure of the ancient Catholic Church
When Pope Gregory XI abruptly decides to move the Papacy back to Rome in 1377, chaos and rebellion descends upon both Avignon and the Papal States in Italy. The Rome-based Pope’s foes and critics are everywhere and any shipment of the papal treasury from Avignon to the Vatican is at risk. An ingenious location is devised by Sir
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Kindle Edition, 410 pages
Published December 31st 2015 by W & B Publishers (first published May 1st 2012)
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Joe Broadmeadow
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Avignon Legacy by Daniel C. Lorti is a twist on the DaVinci Code. Starting with a well written exploration of battle-torn Europe of the 14th century, the book details the life of a Jean Tremonde. Born to a humble peasant family, Tremonde benefits from his father’s saving the life of a member of the French Court.
Befriending the noble’s son, Maurice Chatillon, Tremonde is trained as a knight. He fights alongside Maurice, proving himself both brave in combat and wise in tactics. His reputation
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Jennifer Lara
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Avignon Legacy by Daniel C. Lorti is an intriguing novel which takes the reader from 14th century France to the present day events surrounding Avignon, France.
The book opens with Part 1 in the Middle Ages. The Termonde family meets Sir Michael Chatillon, a night and noblemen of King Philip VI, who invites the family to his estate. Life progresses, improvements made and the Termonde family becomes an important addition to the estate. Jean Termonde becomes friends with Sir Michael’s son,
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Kristen Chandler
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've really been loving some history and historical fiction these past couple of months. The Avignon Legacy falls into this category, I believe, because it starts in the past and moves to the future, but its also centered around historical happenings.

It kind of had a DaVinci Code feel to it. Part 1 of the book begins in 14th century France and book two moves into present day France. Part 1 tells the story of a man named Jean Tremonde, a knight in 14th century France who later becomes a hand of
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Jeanie Loiacono
Lorti does a fine job of bringing great history to life. Little known facts of Papal wealth and those assigned to guard it, as well as the Pope himself, are somewhat taboo. The facts and characters are well-researched; the descriptions and details make you feel right there. Going from past to present day, he continues the adventure and then some. I highly recommend this and would like to read more of his works.
— CJ Loiacono
Ann
Jun 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
Poorly written and poorly edited. I got tired of all the obvious errors "policeman man" etc. Due to simplistic style should be in category of Young Adult Fiction. Not recommended.
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