The Nameless Day

The Nameless Day

Book - 2004
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The Black Plague. The Pestilence. Disease and death haunt every town and village across 14th century Europe and none are immune from its evil. Some see the devastation of their world as a sign from God for Man's wickedness.
But Brother Thomas Neville sees this swath of death as something much more. Neville is a man beset by demons. Or is it angels? He has had a visitation from none other than the Archangel Michael, who commands Thomas to a mission. This mission will take Neville across the length and breath of the continent in a desperate bid to find the means to stop the minions of Satan who have found a doorway out of Hell and are preparing to venture forth, to try and seize this world in preparation for an assault on Heaven itself.
As Thomas Neville encounters angels and demons, saints and witches, he comes to realize that the armies of God and Satan are arraying themselves for the final battle...and that his soul is to be the battleground.
The question is, has Neville picked the truly good side?
Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2004, c2000.
ISBN: 9780765303622
Characteristics: 448 p. ; 25 cm.


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Jan 18, 2015

Author writes well but is long-winded. Like plodding through molasses.

Apr 01, 2012

Unfortunately, this was my least favorite of all the Sara Douglass books that I've read. I found myself not caring for the protagonist and actually skimming along - not a good sign.

wellam Nov 10, 2011

read first, then wounded hawk, crippled angel

SB2000 May 15, 2011

An excellent first book in a great alternative reality / fantasy trilogy by one of my favourite SF / Fantasy authors. I found this series more enjoyable than the Battle Axe trilogy as it has a real world setting (albeit slightly "skewed").

Sep 23, 2010

* Crucible - bk. 1

Jul 21, 2006

I enjoyed Douglass' "Threshold" a few years ago and looked forward to trying some of her series. This is the first book in the series "The Crucible," which takes place in the 14th century in the years following The Black Plague, an interesting and turbulent period in Europe. Thomas, a Dominican friar, is visited by St. Michael, who tells him that demons abound in Europe and that it is his life's task to stop them. Although I didn't love it, I'll definitely finish the series. Another wonderful book that takes place during this time period is "Katherine" by Anya Seton.


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