Original Title: Pforten der Nacht
11.8 x 18.7 cm,
4.6 x 7.4 Inches
€ 8.95 [D] | € 9.20 [A] | CHF 13.50* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: Diana
Date of publication:
May 5, 2008
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Deep Middle Ages – while the Black Death has Europe in its grip, two men are fighting for the love of one woman.
Cologne in 1338. As children, they swore eternal friendship and became blood brothers. Now, however, everything has changed for Esra, the nephew of Rabbi Jakub Ben Baruch, and Johannes, the son of wealthy merchant Jan van der Hülst. Esra is in revolt against the Jewish faith, while Johannes, very much against his family’s will, wants to become a monk. And their friendship is at stake – for they are both fighting for the love of the same woman: Anna, the half-orphan from the dyers’ quarter, the girl with the breathtaking smile and the mysterious, grey eyes. When the Black Death comes, the jealousy between Esra and Johannes recedes into the background. The Jews are blamed for causing the plague, and the Jewish quarter is to be destroyed. Fate tragically chains the rivals to one another …
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