The Knights of the Cornerstone

The Knights of the Cornerstone

Book - 2008 | 1st ed.
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Dedicated to his work and to his collection of rare books, a reclusive Calvin Bryson finally visits his aunt and uncle in New Cyprus, California, only to discover a town hiding strange secrets and an enigmatic group dedicated to the preservation of holy relics.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780441017881
9780441016532
Branch Call Number: BLAYL
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 22 cm.

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bibliofinn
Jun 10, 2013

Knights Templar in a trailer park on the banks of the Colorado river? It only gets wilder from here. A great fantasy from the great James Blaylock, who mingles whimsy, imagination, and love for the overlooked joys of everyday life. There is intrigue, suspense and a little romance, but also passages like the one where a Knight instructs our hero in how to make sure a casserole is even better the second day (replace the potato chips in the topping before you reheat it.) Blaylock is obviously a disciple of Chesterton and Robert Louis Stevenson, but he avoids flashy prose in favour of sly, back-porch story-telling. His hero, a vague and comfort-loving cartoonist at the end of his youth, is an enjoyable companion along a trip into the mysteries of the Veil of Veronica, the Temple of Solomon, and a lost silver mine to rival the Comstock lode.

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