El viaje de los cuerpos celestes / The journey of the celestial bodies
Novel , 2016
The greatest advertising campaign in the history of the Catholic Church
In the year 1578, some catacombs were accidentally discovered in Rome. Pope Gregory I took this as a sign from heaven, and concocted an ingenious plan to consolidate the Catholic faith, now under threat from the Protestant Reformation: the remains found there would be presented as relics of martyrs and be exhibited all over Europe.The expedition, commanded by the dashing Captain Moncada, consists of a young cook, a feisty group of nuns, a squad of Swiss Guards, and an eccentric theatre company. Together they travel halfway around Europe with a macabre spectacle of skeletons and magic, negotiating hazards and difficulties to carry out this strange Papal mission.
El viaje de los cuerpos celestes is a thrilling adventure novel inspired by a true story: the greatest advertising campaign in the history of the Catholic Church.