Title Profile & Character Information

The Book of Blood and Shadow

Annotation
It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up.  When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love.  When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark.

But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead.  His girlfriend Adriane, Nora's best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer.

Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divi≠ it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.


From the Hardcover edition.

Characters
NameNora
GendersFemale
 Female
OccupationsResearch assistant
 Student
 Research assistant
 Student

NameChris
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsCollege student
 College student

NameHoffpauer
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsProfessor
 Historian
 Professor
 Historian

GenreMystery
    --Women sleuths
    --Detective, Amateur
    --Women sleuths
    --Detective, Amateur
Fiction
TopicsAncient manuscripts
College professors
Scientific research
Mysteries
History
Secret societies
Supernatural beings
Espionage
Ancient manuscripts
College professors
Scientific research
Mysteries
History
Secret societies
Supernatural beings
Espionage