A spell-binding drama of love, war, greed and revenge in medieval Barcelona...
A young serf in fourteenth century Spain, Arnau is on the run from his feudal lord. Through famine, plague and thwarted love he struggles to earn his freedom in the shadow of the mighty Cathedral of the Sea: a magnificent church being built by the humblest citizens of the city.
Arnau's fortunes begin to turn when King Pedro makes him a baron in reward for his courage in battle. But his new-found wealth excites the jealousy of his friends, who begin to plot against him, with devastating consequences.
'Falcones' intricately plotted novel...binds you into its thrall. A bold work of imagination, which pays homage to lives gone by as well as to the great church itself' Daily Express
'An exciting, very readable adventure novel, enriched by realistic descriptions of medieval life, work, finance and politics'