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by Sara Douglass

  • ISBN: 0732265185
  • Author: Sara Douglass
  • ePub ver: 1826 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Pages: 584
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd; 1st edition (May 3, 2000)
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Fantasy
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The first book of The Crucible, an exciting historical fantasy from the author of the popular Axis triology. The Nameless Day is, according to the ancient pagan calendar of Europe, the one day of the year when the world of mankind and the enigmatic world of the spirits touch

The first book of The Crucible, an exciting historical fantasy from the author of the popular Axis triology. The Nameless Day is, according to the ancient pagan calendar of Europe, the one day of the year when the world of mankind and the enigmatic world of the spirits touch. Mid-century the forces of evil slide across the divide and invade Europe.

The Nameless Day THE CRUCIBLE BOOK ONE. Sara Douglass. A TOM DOHERTY ASSOCIATES BOOK NEW YORK This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this novel are either fictitious or are used fictitiously. This book is printed on acid-free paper.

The Nameless Day book. The Nameless Day is the first volume in Sara Douglass’s trilogy, The Crucible

The Nameless Day book. The Nameless Day is the first volume in Sara Douglass’s trilogy, The Crucible. While the author lists The Crucible as her favourite of all her series, many readers had mixed feelings about The Nameless Day upon its initial publication. Most of their concerns regarded the vastly different feel of this novel when compared to her previous works (such as the popular Axis Trilogy), and the unconventional choice of protagonist.

The Nameless Day, by Sara Douglass, takes place in 14th century Europe

The Nameless Day, by Sara Douglass, takes place in 14th century Europe. The Church is increasingly more corrupt, and it seems that all Hell is about to break loose. War is eminent between England and France, pestilence ravages across the continent, and the old man who throws the Earth's demons into Hell on "the Nameless Day" every year dies. The man, Brother Wynkyn de Worde, has a casket with his spellbook, but the casket is nowhere to be found after he dies.

The Nameless Day, by Sara Douglass, takes place in 14th century Europe. Don't worry, he may end up likeable just yet because The Nameless Day is only book one of the Crucible series

The Nameless Day, by Sara Douglass, takes place in 14th century Europe. Don't worry, he may end up likeable just yet because The Nameless Day is only book one of the Crucible series. I love the European history infused in the story and I love how even Chaucer himself has a minor role in this book!

Book Description The Black Plague.

Book Description The Black Plague. 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.

The Nameless Day is the first novel in The Crucible series. In an alternate timeline very much like our own, forty-five years after Clement V moved the Papacy to Avignon, Brother Wynkyn de Worde left his friary, Saint Angelo's in Rome, and traveled to Nuremberg as he had done twice a year for fifty-three years.

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Wynkyn de Worde has undertaken the journey from Rome to Nuremberg over 100 times, but now the plague ravages Europe, and this time, his health fails too. A visitiation from the Archangel Michael ensures that another will follow Wynkyn.
Comments (7)

Uthergo
A very good book. I have enjoyed it very much. Would recommend to my friends. Do not have anymore to say.
Araath
Sara Douglass is my all-time favorite author...but this book, by far was a very difficult read. The ending didn't leave me wanting more and everything was very predictable yet I feel like nothing was solved. I am dissapointed.
Zainn
Love this writer. Consistently good stories. Shame she died so young.
Alianyau
This was my first book on Kindle and what a disappointment! Honestly it was so boring I just stopped reading it. That's not really like Sara Douglass' books. I enjoyed the Wayfarer's Redemption and Serpent Queen series very much.
Vareyma
I have the whole series of her books...what a sad day when she died and took her imagination with her to a far a way land.
Bu
The Nameless Day, by Sara Douglass, takes place in 14th century Europe. The Church is increasingly more corrupt, and it seems that all Hell is about to break loose. War is eminent between England and France, pestilence ravages across the continent, and the old man who throws the Earth's demons into Hell on "the Nameless Day" every year dies. The man, Brother Wynkyn de Worde, has a casket with his spellbook, but the casket is nowhere to be found after he dies. His successor, a young stubborn man named Brother Thomas Neville, is guided by an archangel's words. However, Thomas was previously an English lord with all of life's luxuries, and he was only driven to priesthood through guilt after he inadvertently causes the deaths of his mistress Alice and her children.

Douglass introduces many characters of nobility, which makes it a little confusing as to who is related to whom. There is, thankfully, a glossary in the back should the reader forget. I did not encounter any dull characters in this book at all, from the widowed Lady Margaret Rivers who entices both Thomas and his Uncle Raby; Jeannette (Joan) of Arc who supposedly will save the French; and of course the many demons that plague Thomas and the nobles.

Yes, Thomas is a jerk. Why? He so stubbornly adheres to how glorious the Church and the social order are (which probably has some readers crying foul), he seems to succumb to his lust all the time but berates women who do so, and he thinks EVERYONE is a demon or a witch while he is so holy, which is the most aggravating part! An unlikeable protagonist should not stop readers from finishing the book, though. All his bad characteristics push the intriguing plot along and make him explore new areas, even though (as some readers have pointed out) there are some very hard-to-believe moments in the plot. Don't worry, he may end up likeable just yet because The Nameless Day is only book one of the Crucible series.

I love the European history infused in the story and I love how even Chaucer himself has a minor role in this book! Even though Thomas and other characters may not be that lovable, their views and actions are characteristic of the time period in history: the Church is corrupt, but the Social Order is still the only thing they have. However, individuals are slowly realizing that maybe this Social Order is not fair, but Thomas ALWAYS excuses these individuals as heretics. Aggravating as it may be, this situation was characteristic of this time in history.

There are some problems with the plot. People seem to change their minds VERY (and unbelievably) quickly in this book. Important characters like Joan of Arc are often absent when I am wondering when Douglass will refer back to them again. I thought the war between the French and the English was about to happen, especially after pages of negotiations, but Douglass instead inserts many pages on alliances between nobles... Perhaps my questions will be answered in the next books in the series.

Despite complaints about the prickly protagonist and questionable plot details, I could not put down The Nameless Day once I started reading! There are some parts that are slow and/or disjointed, but as a whole, Douglass created a great fantasy novel. I am looking forward to the other books in the series!
Weetont
Thomas Neville was born into one of the most powerful families in England during the reign of King Edward III. He spends his time fighting, drinking and wenching until his actions kill his mistress, her children and their unborn child. Remorseful and penitent, he turns his back on the secular world and joins the Dominican order of the Catholic Church. He goes to Rome to study, a pious and obsessed priest who is visited by the archangel Michael.
He is chosen to be the Select, the only priest who can throw the demons that walk the Earth into the Cleft, the entranceway to Hell. When he journeys to Nuremburg where the entranceway is located, demonic magic plants his seed in a woman name Megie and gets her pregnant. When he learns that a book of incarnations that will send the demons back into the pit is in England, he joins the Black Prince and other English nobles he once called friend. With them is the woman who is carrying his child, a person he refuses to acknowledge for fear she carries a demon taint. The demons show themselves to England's nobles so that when Thomas tells them his story, they believe him. Thomas doesn't know who to trust because the demons can shapeshift into the image of anyone. The final confrontation is coming with Thomas's soul as the battleground.
THE NAMELESS DAY is a fantastic historical fantasy that takes place on an Earth almost similar to our own in the middle ages. The protagonist is a man possessed by the need to atone for his sin, a man torn between the religious and the secular world. Sara Douglass makes the reader believe that the events in this book took place, and the audience will wait breathlessly for the next book in The Crucible series as Thomas continues to search for the book of spells. This haunting and memorable work is a definite keeper; a novel that will appeal to lovers of horror, fantasy romance and history.
Harriet Klausner
I think if I were giving this book a rating as a stand-alone volume I would give it a lower rating. I too found it difficult to read the very believable perspective of the main character as he very enthusiastically embraces the arrogant and self abusive church life style of the times. However, after reading the next book I find that this was really just the background story for this character.

Sara Douglass is a remarkable writer who explores her topics in tremendous depth. I am amazed that she is willing to develop her characters so completely that she takes almost an entire book to fully paint out her main character's least likable phase. This really sets the stage for further development and evolution later in the series.

The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is that I too had difficulty getting through this first book in the series and got a bit tired of the exploration of medieval chritian belief systems. Overall this series deserves 5 stars, it is truly fascinating and I am learning alot about the 14th century in the process!

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