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In a world of Unholy PDF #10003 of violence and intrigue who guards the truthIt is the dawn of the Renaissance and Venice teems with rumors about an ancient book that holds the secret to unimaginable power It is an alchemist's dream with recipes for gold immortality and undying The Book ePUB #9734 love But while those who seek the book will stop at nothing to get it those who know will die to protect itAs a storm of intrigue and desire circles the republic that grew from the sea Luciano a penniless orphan with a uick wit and an Book of Unholy PD. It's historical fiction about a chef and his apprentice It's immediately obvious why I would be drawn to this book; it's set in Rennaisance Venice circa 1498 For a while all the historical fiction was set in Elizabethan England but now that's been done to death so I guess Rennaisance Italy is going to be the new fad Luciano is an orphan living on the streets He steals whatever he needs imagines a better life in the New World and scrapes by Until one day he is caught trying to steal a pomegranate Not by a stall keeper or watchman but by the Doge's chef Chef Ferrero That's not the way boy is all he says to Luciano He drags the boy back to the palace washes him feeds him and sets him to work Luciano is mystified as to why the chef chose him of all boys a ragged filthy thief The chef has his own reasons and it's not long before Luciano begins to look up to Chef Ferrero as a father figure and strive to please him and better himselfChef Ferrero is gifted Unafraid of new things he snaps up delicacies from the New World potatoes and maize among other herbs and spices and comes up with sinfully delicious recipes Most of the other cooks look at him askance because of this but they one and all ackowledge his genius And it is to this man that Luciano is now apprenticed There is one catch though Luciano is in love or thinks he is anyway with a girl he sees in the market Her name is Francesca and unfortunately she is a nun or will be after she takes vows His nebulous attachment to a convent girl is a big impediment to Chef Ferrero's plans although Luciano is sure he can find a way to satisfy them both Not to mention his old friends still on the streets Luciano steals scraps and leaves them hidden near the garbage pile but it's not long before one of them becomes very demanding and jealous During this time in Venice a rumor was sweeping the city about a magical book Some said the book held the secrets to eternal life or how to turn lead into gold others that it contained the Gnostic Gospels The Doge old and dying of syphilis wants the book hoping it contains a recipe for a magical elixir to preserve his own life The Council of Ten wants the book hoping it turns out to be the Gnostic Gospels so they can stage a coup against Rome Of all the city only one person knows the truth about the book Chef Ferrero Not only that but he is in fact the book's owner it's guardian like It's not a book of magic spells or the lost Gnostic Gospels but instead a book of knowledge forbidden knowledge disguised of all things as a cookbook Chef Ferrero is one of a loose confederation of men who value knowledge above all else They call themselves Guardians and believe heretically that the Roman Catholic Church is an unneccessary establishment an impediment to God rather than an intercessor Most of them believe Jesus was just a teacher That's not the only thing though They preserve works of science philosophy history even animal husbandry; many of the ideas that great societies once had but lost in the Middle Ages either through forgetfulness or the Church's purgingIt's told in first person by Luciano as an old man It's mostly linear but there is one chapter that leaps ahead by many years when Luciano talks to Chef Ferrero's old master and finds out why Ferrero wanted Luciano specifically as his apprentice I do not want to read another review calling this a Da Vinci Code wannabe It's not There are no descendents of Jesus first of all no scandals or plots or well formed secret societies the guardians each only know of two other guardians first of all; second the only plot is the preservation of knowledge The Guardians are watching and waiting for a time when they can share their knowledge and help raise mankind to greatness The divinity of Jesus is uestioned certainly and there's no doubt Ferrero disbelieves it And all the parts that could remind anyone even remotely of Dan Brown's novel take up less than one chapter It's not the main focus of the novel at all

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The Book of Unholy MischiefFEPUB #228 even faster hand is plucked up by an illustrious chef and hired for reasons he cannot yet begin to understand as an apprentice in the palace kitchen There in the lavish home of the most powerful man in Venice he is initiated into the chef's rich and aromatic world with all its seductive ingredients and secrets It is not long before Luciano is caught up in the madness After he witnesses a shocking murder in the Palace dining room he realizes that nothing is as it seems and that no one can be trusted Armed with a precocious mind and an. The plot of this book is set in 1498 Venice The protagonist is Luciano who is a teenage orphan living on the streets One day he steals a pomegranate an act seen by the head cook of the doge the head of state of Venice He takes Luciano off the streets feeds him and makes him his apprentice A few weeks in his new life rumours start to rise about a mysterious book somewhere in Venice Nobody is sure what the secrets in the book are is it a recipe for eternal life how to make gold the recipe for a love potion or does it contain secrets which will shake the balance of power in the city The book seems to contain exactly whatever the one pursuing it desires most Around the palace of the doge where Luciano works there are many intrigues and plots to get the book This is intertwined with the struggle for power in Venice especially because the old doge is dying As a servant Luciano sees many people pass through the chambers of the doge and he listens in on many incriminating conversations The players in this game over power and ownership of the secrets in the book do not shrink away from murderAnother great element in this book is the role of food It feels as if food is the actual protagonist in this book There are lengthy descriptions of the food characters eat and the dishes Ferraro prepares for the doge and his guests First I thought Elle Newmark just really liked food but it soon becomes clear that food has a bigger role Food is used to calm people down to manipulate them and to steer the course of history and even has the potential to be dangerous when used wrongly Ferraro choices his dishes in such a way as to manipulate the thoughts and decisions of everyone who eats them aided by ingredients from his mysterious garden The other people working in the kitchen look with suspicion at his cooking because it is sinful and looks like magic Luciano is fascinated by the power of his cooking though and me and Luciano both suspect than one of Ferraro’s secret ingredients are some kind of drugs I like the role of food in this book It gives the book a very original and distinctive element and it made me appreciate the food I ate weeks after finishing this book Especially how Ferraro forces Luciano to eat a grape with full intention To focus on the taste texture and smell At that moment Luciano truly learns how to taste food and his career as a cook apprentice can start Newmark’s descriptions are so real that you grave the food the characters get to eat and you can even smell the dishes while you read about them This is only part of the review Read the full review at Bookworms United

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Download é The Book of Unholy Mischief 102 Ê [PDF / Epub] ☂ The Book of Unholy Mischief ✐ Elle Newmark – In a world of violence and intrigue who guards the truthIt is 1498 the dawn of the Renaissance and Venice teems with rumors about an ancient book that holds the secret to unimaginable power Insatiable curiosity Luciano embarks on a perilous journey to uncover the truth What he discovers will swing open the shutters of his mind inflame his deepest desires and leave an indelible mark on his soulRich with the luxurious colors and textures of Venice The Book of Unholy Mischief delights the senses and breathes fresh life into an age defined by intellectual revival and artistic vibrancy A luminous and seductive novel it is at its heart a high spirited tribute to the fruits of knowledge and the extraordinary power of those who hold its ke. It was good I liked the second half better than the first half and I probably would've like the first half if I hadn't been so distracted by other books while trying to start this one This book was easy to set down The uote on the back of the book said it was a page turner I would have to disagree with thatWhile it was well written and an enjoyable story to read it just didn't excite meIt's about an adolescent boy who is trying to figure everything out about himself life and a mysterious book of secrets Personally I just wanted to whack the boy upside the head with the book He was a bit frustratingIf you like food you will probably like this book If you like Italy you will probably like this book If you have a short attention span you might not like this bookHow's that for a mixed review