The Gothic towers of Notre Dame Cathedral held secrets long before Quasimodo became the bell ringer. In this novel by S.L. Graf, the sinister Archdeacon Claude Frollo preys on the blind obedience of a young peasant girl. The girl's only friend, the town midwife, is condemned as a witch, while the Archdeacon relies on the help of a sorceress to carry out his hateful plan. Murder and despair unfold in this tragic story of how Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, came to be.
"WOW, what a huge undertaking! Kudos to author S.L. Graf for taking us back in time and shedding light on a story we know, and that I personally, have loved for some time. Did I automatically think of the amazing Disney movie? Yes, but then all the depressing aspects of life in 15th century Paris is brought to the reader's attention. THIS IS also a great read..."
-Natalie Freese, Hit Publish.com
"An interesting take on how Quasimodo could have come to be. The story takes you back to a time in history where the church ruled and few people were educated. The characters come to life making you care for them and feel their pain and struggles."
- Kellie Zottman, Author
Susan grew up in Southern California before moving to the East Coast where she married, had two children and completed graduate school. Her love for classic Gothic literature predicates her love of writing, and is clear in her well-crafted tales and poems. The tragic Victor Hugo classic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, inspired her debut novella, Quasimodo: A Prequel.
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