The Oracle della Luna
1533, Calabria. Giovanni Tratore's life is turned upside down by meeting Elena, a Venetian nobleman whose ship ran aground near her village. Once the Venetians are gone, Giovanni is haunted by the desire to find the young woman. Driven by this insane passion, the peasant leaves his native region and travels up Italy to Venice. The amorous quest then becomes an initiatory path, punctuated by encounters with strange and learned characters, but also theological thriller when Giovanni is entrusted by an astrologer with a letter carrying an explosive message intended for the Pope ...
Historical fresco whose plot takes place in the heart of a sixteenth century haunted by religious and philosophical quarrels, romance and adventure, meditation on the theme of destiny and free will, L'Oracle della Luna is a captivating story that takes us from the palaces to the prisons of Venice, from the monasteries of Mount Athos to the prison of the corsairs of Algiers, from Jerusalem to the ghetto of Cyprus.
- Albin Michel, October 4, 2006 - 624 pages - EAN: 978-2226173515
- LGF Le livre de poche, May 2008 - 736 pages - EAN: 978-2253123040
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What the press says
A historical and religious thriller in the prestigious line of Umberto Eco.
The plot is very well put together and the love story keeps the reader in suspense until the last of the 617 pages. Paris Match
A tempestuous breath sweeps this humanist and mystical novel.
One is stunned by the wisdom, the intelligence, the science, the force which impregnates it. The Literary Figaro
“A beautiful adventure, full of sound and fury, emotion and tenderness, a novel inhabited by grace.
We come away upset. » Life
We read the 600 pages of Lenoir with disconcerting speed.
More than a big historical thriller, it's a philosophical tale written by a scholar, who, unlike a Dan Brown, relies on solid knowledge.
"A magnificent plot"
"Look no further, I have your book for the weekend: 'L'Oracle della Luna'.
Love, adventure, and conspiracy in the midst of a renaissance, it's fascinating… A history of religions for dummies remixed by Alexandre Dumas. RTL
“A thrilling thriller that finds its accuracy and originality”
“Romantic twists, picaresque, real suspense… a generous, ambitious and entertaining book”
“A rare talent”
“An initiatory, picaresque and sentimental novel… written by someone intelligent and humanist passionate about the question of fate and free will”