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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (666 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathleen McGowan Narrator: Cassandra Campbel Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Magdalene Line Series Release Date:
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The Son of Man shall choose

When the time returns for the Poet Prince.

He will inspire the hearts and minds of the people

So as to illuminate the path of service

And show them the Way.

This is his legacy,

This, and to know a very great love.

Worldwide controversy surrounds author Maureen Paschal as she promotes her new bestseller—the explosive account of her discovery of a gospel written in Jesus’ own hand. But a scandalous headline about her lover, Bérenger Sinclair, shatters Maureen’s plans and sends her to Florence. In Tuscany, Maureen and Bérenger seek out their spiritual teacher, Destino, who insists the besieged couple study one of history’s great Poet Princes: Lorenzo de’ Medici, the godfather of the Italian Renaissance. Bérenger is a Poet Prince of the ancient bloodline prophecy, and even across the centuries, his fate is intertwined with Lorenzo de’ Medici’s. Bérenger must uncover the heretical secrets of the Medici family—and the shocking truth behind the birth of the Renaissance—if he is to fulfill his own destiny. These heretical secrets were hidden for a reason, and there are those who would stop at nothing to prevent Bérenger’s assumption of his rightful role.

The Renaissance comes vividly to life as Maureen decodes the clues contained within the great masterpieces of Lorenzo the Magnificent’s friends: Donatello, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. Maureen uncovers truths connected to the legend of Longinus Gaius, the Roman centurion who pierced the crucified Jesus with his spear. Could Longinus Gaius, doomed to live forever, be someone she knows? Could his infamous Spear of Destiny, sought even by Hitler, be the key to Bérenger’s fate? As Maureen and Bérenger race to find the answers, someone is after them, hell-bent on settling a five-hundred-year-old blood feud and destroying the heresy once and for all.

Rich in Kathleen McGowan’s signature insights into art, architecture, and history, and set in the beauty of Renaissance and present-day Italy, this is a spiritual detective story of the highest order.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Highly provocative…Keenly imaginative.”

    USA Today

  • “Breathless…fans who enjoy wildly romantic conspiracy theories will be thrilled.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandra | 2/12/2014

    " Not as a compelling as the first and not as interesting as the second but still a good read. I am not sure if McGowan knows where she wants this story to go anymore. It hopped all over the place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kjwill5165 | 1/26/2014

    " This book intrigued me bringing forth beliefs and ideas completely foreign to me. Her research was so well done. She had me frequently researching the Internet to try to decipher fact from faction. The book so intrigued me that I am now reading her earlier books in the Madeline series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcia | 1/24/2014

    " Not as good as the first two but still entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/23/2014

    " This was to be the final 'chapter' in the series but there will be more books in this intriguing tale of the Magdalene line. Ms. McGowan weaves fact and fiction into a compelling story that for me had me wanting to search for more information...while some reviewers felt she didn't breathe life into the characters I felt as if I was actually in the presence of Lorenzo, the scholars and artists who surrounded him. The theories behind all these stories are facinating and if true, we as a Christian people have surely wandered off the path that Jesus spread before us. "

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