By Frank Schatzing
Within the 12 months 1260, a very good cathedral, the main formidable ecclesiastical construction in all of Christendom, is emerging excessive above the bustling urban of Cologne lower than the supervision of the architect Gerhard Morart. a ways lower than the hovering spires and flying buttresses, a sour battle rages among the archbishop and the city's ruling service provider families—a lethal clash that says Morart because the first of its many sufferers. yet there's a witness to the homicide of the unlucky architect, driven to his dying from the cathedral's scaffolding. A crafty, street-smart, politically naive petty thief referred to as "Jacob the Fox" has noticeable it all—and seeing has made him the objective of a constant and ruthlessly effective murderer who is been stripped of his humanity through darkish, hidden secrets and techniques. Ensnared within the strangling vines of a terrifying conspiracy, the Fox needs to now run for his existence. yet who—and what—is he operating from?
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It’s going to rain,” he called out. ” The younger of the two beamed at him. “Rain is also a gift from God,” she replied. ” He wagged his finger at her playfully. ” “Of course,” she stammered, gaping at Urquhart as if he were every reason to leave the convent made all-too-solid flesh. Then she hurriedly lowered her gaze and blushed. Fifteen at the most, Matthias guessed. Her companion shot her a sideways glance and hastily crossed herself. “Come,” she commanded. ” She turned on her heel and marched back to the convent with all the grace of a draught horse.
Then there was a dull thud as the body hit the ground, rose up, as if grabbed by a giant fist, then came to rest on its back. Jacob stared at the motionless figure. It was impossible that the architect had survived the fall. Hastily he started to push himself back, but he had gone only a couple of feet when, with a loud crack, the branch gave way. Like a witch on a broomstick, he flew down on the rotten branch and landed with a loud crash in a tangle of leaves and scraps of bark. He kicked his legs to free himself, desperately gasping for breath.
But given that he was in the archbishop’s apple trees, he saw no reason to accept less than Conrad himself. He screwed up his eyes and crept forward a bit. The branch was getting visibly thinner; now it was jutting out over the cathedral building site. Through the foliage he could see the chancel corseted in scaffolding. There was no one there. In the morning, at cockcrow, the whole area would resound with bustle and hammering, shouts and rumblings, but now it was wrapped in a strange peace. For a moment Jacob was amazed at how close the horseshoe of soaring windows and pillars seemed to be.