Ms. Cross has put together enough history with the right amount of alleged fiction to produce the story, albeit taking place in the 9th century, that has been discussed and passed from generations to generations until here we are today (in the 21st century) still reading about the alleged female Pope who ruled Rome.
I totally digested the book and recommend to anyone reading the book that they pay particular attention to the author's research, notes and comments. I also found the fact that she chose the female pope to write about as a plus for the reader.
Of course the author's background for the book is set within the bounds of the Catholic Church - but why not? That's where Joan… Read more