Conclave by Robert Harris

Conclave

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.


Details Conclave

TitleConclave
Author
Release DateNov 22nd, 2016
PublisherCornerstone Digital
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Thriller, Historical, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Religion
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Reviews Conclave

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    2016-11-26
    ”Sede vacante, . . . .The throne of the Holy See is vacant.” The Power of God, the Ambition of Men.Cardinal Jacopo Lomeli has been contemplating retirement to peaceful meditation and study for several years now, but the Pope insists that he still needs him at the Vatican. Lomeli is maybe a better manager than he is priest. This assessment makes Jacopo uneasy because it feels like a deviation from what he feels his real purpose should be. Can ...
  • Diane S ☔
    2016-10-19
    4.5 The second book in as many days that I didn't want to put down. It initially appealed to me because I spent most of my school years in Catholic schools, was pretty young when Vatican two came around. All I really remember is that we no longer had to go to mass every morning at 6:30 am, before school started, that mass was no longer in Latin and that the nuns started wearing shorter habit, shorter veils and in different shades of pastel. Prett...
  • Matt
    2016-11-03
    Harris returns with another remarkable novel of historical fiction, turning his narrative to the present as explores a highly pious and political event. THE POPE IS DEAD! This startling piece of news makes its way to the ears of Cardinal Lomeli in the early hours one October morning. Heading to the apartment of the Holy Father, Lomeli is met by a small group, who confirm the news and begin the prescribed acts required when the Vatican is without ...
  • Jaidee
    2016-11-23
    4 "solid, carefully layered, quietly thrilling" stars ! We have all of Mr. Robert Harris' novels and I have read none of them. When I saw this in the bookstore, however, I just had to have it. I was allowed to buy it on the condition that I start reading it within two weeks of purchase. I live with a tyrant but a sweet and generous one :) After reading this novel I will be certain to read all his others as Mr. Harris is an excellent and subtle st...
  • Annet
    2016-11-05
    This is a lonely place, and the hour is now late...Interesting, fascinating, intriguing. 'Unputdownable'(Guardian), yes, that is the right word. The process of the Vatican Conclave, the thought of the beautiful art there and an intrigue. What goes on behind those closed doors? It kept me reading to get to the twist. The twist... mmmm... far fetched? Well who knows, in today's day & age. I did love the struggle of Cardinal & Dean Lomeli in guiding...
  • Cheri
    2017-04-30
    4.5 StarsI was baptized Catholic, my mother raised in the Catholic faith, my father converted so they could be married in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria, Virginia. My older brother was also baptized Catholic, not that I recall either of these events, but I do remember when my younger brother was baptized in the Episcopal church, where we went until I was in my early teens. I didn’t know until I was 24, when my godmother mentioned it...
  • Dem
    2016-11-25
    A captivating and intelligent thriller that takes us inside the Vatican for an election of the new pope. I wasn't entirely sure I wanted to read this novel but something about it's cover drew me to the book and the fact that a couple of my goodread friend's enjoyed it I knew I had to step outside for comfort zone and give it a try and what a enjoyable and interesting read it was. It's one of those books that quietly sucks you in and you just keep...
  • Cathrine ☯️
    2016-12-28
    4.4★Holy smoke was this a good one.The blurb tells you what you need to know. I had never read or heard of this author but most definitely will be checking out his other books.It was compelling, fascinating, intelligent and ... that ending! Did not see that coming. Most enjoyable. Next!
  • Emma
    2017-01-23
    Excellent read! It almost felt like historical fiction because there was quite a lot about the traditions of the conclave and also where the outside world is deliberately shut out for the process of electing a new pope, it almost might have been set 400 years ago.I'm lucky enough to have visited Rome and the Vatican and it really helped me to visualise the setting. I also saw a programme about the Borgias and a dramatised version of the Conclave,...
  • Linda
    2016-12-15
    The author, Robert Harris, was given the privilege of visiting the locations that are permanently closed to the public to help him in his research of this book. The reader is given an in-depth tour and detailed account of traditions and rituals that take place. His writing style makes it so easy to visualize every aspect of the happenings.What starts out as a usual process for choosing a new pope, soon develops into a plot with numerous complicat...