Comment #1 (20 May 2019 11:40)
THE TRILOGY

The Shroud, a story in three volumes, takes place over several centuries, in several countries, in very different environments. First in France, in the countryside of Troyes in the fourteenth century; then in Italy, in Turin, in the nineteenth century, in the big bourgeoisie; finally in Spain, in the Sierra Nevada desert in the twenty-first century.

The three main characters traverse time and space within the same story.
The story of Lucie, Thomas and Henri is that of a passionate love whose shroud says "Turin" is both the issue and the emblem. The rivalry of the two men for the conquest of the young woman plays in intimacy what is played in public for the conquest of the shroud.

But what is the shroud? An authentic relic of the Passion of Jesus or a skillful medieval forge painted with the stamp?


VOLUME 1
A story by Gérard Mordillat and Jérôme Prieur. Eric Liberge's drawings
80 Pages
SUMMARY: Champagne, February 1357. Henri, bishop of Troyes, rides to the lazaretto of Lirey, to try to convince his cousin Lucie, whom he is in love, to give up his religious vows.
In the chapel where they are gathered, the monks make this bitter observation: the crates are empty, and the work of the abbey, which must accommodate a piece of the True Cross, will soon be stopped, for lack of means... "We made the oath to build an abbey that will host the relic, and we will be faithful to our word, whatever it costs, " exclaimed Thomas, the prior of the community.
The springs of tragedy, both in love and religious, are now in motion ..
[ http://www.futuropolis.fr/fiche_titre.php?id_article=F00009 ]

Volume 2
A story by Gérard Mordillat and Jérôme Prieur. Eric Liberge's drawings
72 Pages
SUMMARY: Turin, May 1898. Lucia, the only daughter of Baron Tomaso Pastore of Urbino, gives herself for the first time to Enrico Spitiero, a young lawyer and socialist deputy. The baron, leader of the monarchist party is a fervent Catholic, while the lover of Lucia, Enrico, is a notorious atheist. While in the street protesters shout "Down with the monarchy", Secondo Pia photographs the "shroud" in the San Giovanni Baptista Cathedral. For the Baron d'Urbino, it is the face of Christ that is revealed. Immediately, in the Chamber of Deputies, Enrico denounces a sleight of monarchists to "sit the throne of the House of Savoy." The spirits are warming up, Tomaso and Enrico are almost coming to blows. In the audience, Lucia attends helplessly the quarrel between her father and her lover...
[ http://www.futuropolis.fr/fiche_titre.php?id_article=F00089 ]
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