1854. Barcelona is a city being choked by its old medieval walls, infested with epidemics and superstitions, where death and miracles seem to lurk at every arch and street corner. When the uncorrupted body of a Roman maiden is found at the foot of a legendary well, fear grips the populace.
Octavio Reigosa, a cynical police inspector, will be charged with investigating a series of bloody crimes and impossible miracles that occur after the appearance of the Lady of the Well. And to do so he will need the help of Andreu Palafox, a young maker of automatons who has his own impossible secret: an involuntary gift (or perhaps a curse) for seeing into the past.
Daniel Sánchez Pardos is the author of G, a novel featuring Gaudí and whose rights have been sold to several countries.
A novel for Historical Fantasy fans and readers interested in the history of Barcelona.
The perfect mixture of a classic Victorian crime novel and the supernatural, Barcelona continues to be hemmed in by it walls. The discovery of an uncorrupted body may be a sign that the end of days is approaching.
Presses de la Cité (France), Planeta Manuscrito (Portugal), RAO (Romania), Rosinante (Denmark), Shanghai 99 (China).