This is a series that you can only read electronically. I haven’t read the second and third seasons of the series, so I’ll talk about the first one.
The Pope John Paul III, Franz Laurenz, resigns causing commotion inside and outside the Vatican. He records a video telling the reasons for his resignation. At the same time, some nuns and priests have died in mysterious ways in different places of the world.
Peter Adam, a german journalist responsible of writing about all the topics related to the Vatican, sees the video and he writes an article of it. However, he wants an interview with the ex pope, so he decides to visit an old friend, Don Luigi, the chief exorcist of the Vatican. Another reason for his visit is a vision that was caused by a migraine that left him unconscious; in this vision the end of the catholic church and the destruction of the Sistine Chapel by a lightning coming from below of it are predicted. Peter wants to know Don Luigi’s opinion about the vision and if he needs to be exorcised.
Peter is going to confront a sect that is against the catholic church and is led by some guy that calls himself Seth. The objective of this sect is to destroy the catholic religion and church. He will receive help from a nun named Maria, the ex pope Franz Laurenz, some members of the Swiss Guard and Don Luigi. On the other hand, his life and his companion’s life will be in danger because the sect has plans for him and there is an unstoppable assassin belonging to the sect.
This first season is excellent, it’s well documented, it takes place in different countries and it makes perfect sense. It has some extraordinary things, Peter’s and other persons’ visions and the prophecies that were told to the Fátima children, among which is the one telling predicting the end of the catholic church. The sect led by Seth is very powerful and it has all the means for achieving its objetives. I liked that I was in suspense all the time and that the things weren’t easy for Peter.
I loved that Vito, the ex pope’s cat, was nicknamed Cattus apostolicus.
This is one of my favorite novels. I highly recommend it.
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