An Odor of Sanctity Book Review Summary

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Frank Yerby is at his best with the story of Alaric who is not quite the same as the rest of his society. He questions the faith and prejudices of his culture which is Spain in the middle ages occupied by Christians, Jews and Moors. The story follows Alaric from his noble Gothic lifestyle through trials and slavery to a satisfactory conclusion.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   distant past/middle ages Life of a profession:    -   slave (non-black, generic) Inside culture (main char)    -   Hispanic/Spanish Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   Hispanic Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   slave Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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