Walter and the Resurrection of G by T. J. Armstrong
“This is a book of ideas as well as of narrative.” – Simon Richardson
Twelfth-century Europe: Walter, a brilliant young singer in search of love and fame, joins the Crusades. Wandering between monasteries and castles, he clashes with a mysterious Brotherhood of Watchers. His struggle leads him to Constantinople, and a meeting with the Doge of Venice which will change him utterly. Who is Walter though? What really is his role in the great affairs of his time?
Present-day Oxford: G, an exceptional and slightly sinister don, dies in the most bizarre circumstances while working on a medieval manuscript. The manuscript, based upon an occult system, is about Walter. How does the past reach out to the present?
This is a powerful and compelling tale about personal and political catastrophe in a time of uncertainty and danger. It is also a daring and brilliant contemplation of the Middle Ages with an unforgettable hero whose music weaves magic, and a certain mayhem, throughout the tale. Authors’ Club winner for Best First Novel.