Voltaire's Calligrapher: A Novel by Santis Pablo DeVoltaire's Calligrapher: A Novel by Santis Pablo De

Voltaire's Calligrapher: A Novel

bySantis Pablo De

Paperback | June 2, 2015

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“Richly reminiscent of Umberto Eco, the headlong pace of this dark fantasy—combining elements of mystery, historical fiction, horror and the splinter genre clockpunk—will let readers swallow the entrancing story in a single gulp.” —Kirkus Reviews

Pablo DeSantis, the internationally acclaimed author of The Paris Enigma, is back with a wonderfully inventive, deliciously sinister thriller set in the chaos and opulence of 18th century Paris, where the malevolent remnants of the Dark Ages battle the progressive elements of the modern age. Anyone wondering where to turn after Neal Stephenson’s Anathem and The Baroque Cycle or Matthew Pearl’s The Dante Club will thrill for the exquisite language and deep intrigue of Pablo De Santis’ Voltaire’s Calligrapher.

A journalist and comic-strip creator who became editorin chief of one of Argentina’s leading comics magazines,Pablo De Santis is the author of six critically acclaimed novels, one work of nonfiction, and a number of books for young adults. His works have been published in more than twenty countries. He lives in Buenos Aires.
Title:Voltaire's Calligrapher: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.4 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:Harpercollins PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061479888

ISBN - 13:9780061479885


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little novel! (Originally posted on Goodreads) - A fantastic book to finish off the year! Despite being less than 150 pages de Santis's novel leaves the reader satisfied at the conclusion. The novel is very concise and direct. The story is written in the first person perspective of calligrapher Dalessius who, after losing his job finds himself under the employment of French philosopher Voltaire. He is sent on a mission regarding a catholic martyr whose family is accused of killing him but soon finds himself inside of a conspiracy regarding the bishop in Paris. There's a fun twist for those who like steampunk. It's also a good read for those who are tired of the old "boy falls in love with girl & vice versa, they beat all the odds and live happily ever after".
Date published: 2017-01-21

Editorial Reviews

Voltaire’s Calligrapher reminds us of Alexander Dumas’ novels because it never underestimates the reader’s intelligence.”