THE FIRE AND THE LIGHT

A Novel of the Cathars

Cathar heretics in southern France guard an ancient scroll that holds shattering revelations about Jesus of Nazareth. Esclarmonde de Foix, a beloved Occitan viscountess, must defy Rome to preserve her outlawed faith and its teachings that challenge the Vatican’s authority. Christianity suffers its darkest hour in this 13th-century epic of troubadour love, monastic intrigue, and esoteric mystery set during the Albigensian Crusade.

“[W]ELL-RESEARCHED, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY FOR A NOVEL, IT TELLS A THOROUGHLY ENGROSSING STORY.”
— The Historical Novel Society

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