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Nerea Riesco is a well-established author of historical novels. Her previous works include El país de las mariposas, Ars Magica and El elefante de marfil.
1482. Yago is a blind boy who joins with his father the Catholic Monarch’s entourage, while the crusade against the infidel is held. They have settled down in Seville and the Royal Alcazar’s kitchen becomes his world, a grayish and monotonous existence from where the young boy tries to flee, traveling with the eyes of his imagination. Fate will lead him to discover his true vocation: music. However, not everything is friendly around him: Oreste Olivoni, a despotic foreman of the Royal Palace, feels a profound animadversion against him and his father, and does not hesitate to abuse of his influence to make their life unbearable.
Meanwhile, Yago walks into his maturity, Catholic Monarchs won’t give up their reconquer eagerness. Granada’s war and simultaneously Yago’s own life suffer an unexpected turn when Boabdil is captured. In the company of the sultan, Yago discovers another world beyond the borders of the Christian Kingdom, far from the terrible threat that presses the Inquisition, and decides to take refuge there. In the sensual harem’s gardens, allowed for him due to his impaired vision, Yago meets Nur, Boabdil`s pretty and rebellious sister. An incontrollable attraction surges between them, overwhelming and misunderstood by everyone, but destined to prevail yonder the hatred that keeps their nations enemies.
Daniela Green’s life is turned upside down when her mother is found murdered in her own home. The brutality of the murder leads Scotland Yard to blame the crime on a suspect they call ‘The New Ripper.’ A few months later, the spectacular Liz bursts into the lives of Daniela and her father Professor Leonard Green. Liz seems little more than a vulgar arriviste until the professor is found tied up with his throat slit in his office in Cambridge.
The only person who seems to hold the secret to these awful events is Richard Chanfray, an enigmatic young man who confesses that he and the professor were researching the possibility of travelling through space and time. From that moment on, Daniela’s life becomes a race against time to find out who her father really was and to try to prevent his discoveries ending up in the murderer’s hands.