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The Last Cato (Catón, #1) by Matilde Asensi

Recomendable y todo eso. Las pruebas que tienen que superar me han encantado, en cambio algunos ratos en los que describia la historia de las religiones me ha aburrido.

What is with the modern obsession with Dante? Given only the sparest of details about the events surrounding the Ethiopian man’s death, Ottavia is ordered to discover the origins of and meaning behind the strange tattoos. While ulgimo kinds of conceits frequently produce adventure and action at the expense of interesting characterization, Asensi’s characters evolve as interesting and complex human beings.

But even as a picaresque, I thought it was bad. We know they will succeed. This book is a delightful historical fantasy.

Salina to a private meeting. Want to Read saving…. There’s a nun working in the Vatican archives and there’s a Swiss Guard and a Coptic polyglot archaeologist, and the three of them are tasked with the investigation into a dead body found decorated with strange symbols and crosses.


I loved the premise of this book and a mythical order of the Staurofilakes who protect the True sl over the centuries.

El Ultimo Caton

Oct 19, Paul Pessolano rated it e liked it. She specializes in ancient manuscripts and research, and therefore she’s stunned when h I have absolutely no interest in The Da Vinci Code or any books of that sort, but I picked this up for two reasons: That being said, the book has a comment on the front cover stating: Ok ok ok I enjoyed this book much more than my rating would indicate. Now, the Staurofilakes are stealing the fragments of the Cross back, using any means necessary to fulfill the long-ago oath they made to protect it.

The only questions remaining asens why the secret cult is gathering the Cross remnants and what motivates Captain Kaspar Glauser-Royst. We learn a fair bit about early church history, and also some of the workings of the Vatican. En algunas ocasiones te llevas sorpresas muy agradables, esta fue una de ellas. When the body of an Ethiopian man covered with tattoos of crosses and Greek letters is discovered, the Vatican summons Dr. View all 13 comments.

The Last Cato

Una lectura muy recomendada. A masterful maatilde of Christian scholarship and thrilling adventure, The Last Cato is a novel about the race to find the secret location of the Vera Cruz, the True Cross on which Christ was crucified, and the ancient brotherhood sworn to protect it.


Of course being American is a big advantage for Brown, but it’s not just that Open Preview See a Problem? Either the translation is somewhat lacking or the author’s got a tin-ear for conversation. Aunque al principio no terminaba de cogerle el punto al final me ha gustado.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Apr 26, M M rated it did not like it. Those who are familiar with it will find themselves revisited by overwhelming claustrophobia in places, reliving the Vatican’s removal of any and all air, fresh or otherwise.

Characters don’t so much speak as perorate. What’s the Name o The author allows the reader to experience a literary game played out with Dante’s Purgatorio as the rule book and travel guide. It isn’t long before the trio discovers that the strange tattoos of crosses and Greek mayilde link the corpse to the Staurofilakes, a secret brotherhood dedicated to protecting the “True Cross,” the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified.