The Illuminator Series by Brenda Rickman Vantrease

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  • The Illuminator (The Illuminator #1)

    The Illuminator (The Illuminator #1)

    Brenda Rickman Vantrease

    · 18 ratings · published 2005

    It is England, in the late fourteenth century, a time when the old feudal order is starting to crack, but the whim of a lord or the pleasure of a bishop still has the power to seal nearly anyone's fate. The printing press has yet to be invented; books are rare and costly, painstakingly lettered and illuminated with exquisite paintings... more

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  • The Mercy Seller (The Illuminator #2)

    The Mercy Seller (The Illuminator #2)

    Brenda Rickman Vantrease

    · 10 ratings · published 2008

    In the fifteenth century, with religious intolerance spreading like wildfire across Europe, English-born Anna Bookman and her grandfather, Finn, earn a living in Prague by illuminating precious books, including forbidden translations of the Bible. Finn subscribes to the heresy that people ought to be able to read the Word of God for themselves, without having to pay a priest for the privilege, but holding that belief is becoming more and more hazardous... more

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