November 27

The Blood That Cries in the Ground: a memoir of St. Nicholas, heathen, bishop, brother by Gregory Bellarmine


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by Gregory Bellarmine

“The Greatest Myth Ever Dispelled”

Italy. A tough master of novices, Father Dante encounters the bold young priest Antonio who challenges his identity and accuses him of being the Saint Nicholas. But despite the
Father faking his death, a determined Antonio discovers a rather alive Dante arrayed in kilt and armor.

In return for Antonio’s silence—and to protect the town from attracting all manner of darkness—Dante agrees to tell his life story. Without explanation, Dante orders Antonio
to meet him at night in the abandoned Cathedral, the site of a former battle that the Church has kept secret for a generation.

Until today.

The Criskindl. Ice Steeds. The Unborn. Saint.

From the Dark Ages’ when Poet-Sorcerers ruled kings, to the Holy Land when a new civilization was rising, to Revolutionary France where love is lost and gained, Father Dante pursues the one responsible for both his master and his mother’s deaths:

Black Peter, his brother.

“The Blood That Cries in the Ground will grab the reader by the throat with a death grip from which it is impossible to break free.” -Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

Review – The blood that Cries in the Ground grabbed me from the very first page.  It starts with Antonio who is a young Monk. He suspects Dante is more than he seemed to be, especially now that Dante is walking around after he died.  Antonio believes that Dante is St. Nicholas… and he's correct.

If you are expecting big jolly coca cola red suit Santa, you are not going to get it. The Book that Cries in the Ground is a DARK retelling of the story of Saint Nicholas by Dante himself. This book was extremely well written, the characters had depth, and it flowed easily for me.  I also loved the medieval history and the supernatural aspect to it along with the action and fantasy.

This is a must read no matter the season.

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About the Author

Gregory Bellarmine is the author of the bestselling “Monthly Roman Breviary” and “the Father Dante Journals.” He considers himself a non-denominational, Didache Christian and lives a happy though sometimes sleepless life in the UK with his wife, two children and rather cheeky Parson Russell Terrier.

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Publishers Website: Christian Books Today



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