By Lewis M. Weinstein

* a multi-generation love story

* a historic mystery that has been favorably in comparison to the easiest within the style, together with Humberto Eco's identify of the Rose

* instructed examining in Rick Steves' Spain

* explores one of many worst examples of Catholic hatred and persecution of the Jews that reverberated via historical past for hundreds of years with issues that have been followed via Hitler

* for Jews residing in Seville whilst crusading Dominican clergymen swept in the course of the urban in 1391 and back in 1412, the alternative used to be transparent: settle for baptism, or die!

* set in Seville at the eve of the Spanish Inquisition

* a rare view of Queen Isabel being affected by momentous decisions

* explores the impression of the Gutenberg printing press

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