The Begotten

The Begotten

A Novel of the Gifted

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
An ancient prophecy threatens the foundation of the church...and those who dare to die for what they believe.

The year is 1339, the height of the Inquisition. A secret half a millennium old is on the brink of being exposed. Centuries before, the Church compiled the letters written by St. Paul with other texts to form the foundation of the Christian canon. But what the world doesn't know is that Paul wrote another letter-a letter speaking of men and women who, though begotten of men, possess mysterious spiritual gifts. Now, the time has come for the Gifted to gather. The beautiful healer; the wise priest; the slave with the gift of prophecy; the knight with faith enough to leave the Church-as their talents grow more powerful, so do those who wish to destroy them. Now, they must race against time to find the rest of the Gifted ones, and to decipher the prophecy that foretold of their coming. For only by combining their powers will they vanquish those determined to destroy them, and uncover the secret of the letter that will determine the fate of the Church...and the world.

Baker & Taylor
At the height of the Inquisition in 1399, the Gifted, a group of men and women possessing mysterious spiritual gifts, prepares to gather and decipher an ancient prophecy in a letter by St. Paul that has been hidden by the Church.

Blackwell North Amer
The year is 1339, and a secret a half millennium old is on the brink of being exposed. Centuries ago, the Church compiled the letters written by Paul with other texts to form the foundation of the Christian canon, which eventually became the Bible we know today. But what the world doesn't know is that Paul may have written another letter - a letter speaking of men and women who, though begotten of men, possess mysterious spiritual gifts. When a monk, claiming divine inspiration, copied the uncanonized missive - and illuminated it with a magnificent vision of a beautiful woman prophesied to be the first of the Gifted - he was subjected to a fiery death. But somehow, the letter survived.
Now, generations later, the time has come for the Gifted to gather. The beautiful healer, the wise priest, the knight with faith enough to leave the Church - all will return to Siena to face enemies from within their ranks and without. But as their gifts grow more powerful, so do those who wish to destroy them. They must race against time to find the rest of the Gifted, and to decipher the prophecy that foretold of their coming. For only by combining their powers will they escape those determined to destroy them, and uncover the secret of the letter that will determine the fate of the Church ... and the world.

Baker
& Taylor

In 1339, at the height of the Inquisition, as prophesied by St. Paul in a letter that has been hidden by the Church, the Gifted, a group of men and women, possessing mysterious spiritual gifts, prepares to gather, racing against time to find the rest of the Gifted ones and to decipher the ancient prophecy of their coming, before their enemies can destroy them. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Praise, 2006
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425210161
0425210162
Branch Call Number: CHR Bergren, L 200.1 2006
Characteristics: viii, 367 pages : map ; 24 cm

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CINDY L FALCO
Feb 26, 2016

I absolutely loved this trilogy.

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