The Guardian of the Mosque
Original title: La reina sin reino

The Guardian of the Mosque

Original title: La reina sin reino

After a long and splendid reign, at the death of Alfonso VIII the Good, and the Great, uncertainty looms over Castile: Enrique, the heir, who is only twelve years old, dies unexpectedly and violently, leaving the throne vacant.

In a masterful move, Berenguela, Alfonso’s first-born daughter, with boldness and a sense of opportunity, manages to have her son Fernando, just a teenager, crowned king.

This movement will unleash both oppositions and adhesions that the astute Berenguela will always know how to handle in favor of the dynasty and of Ferdinand III the Saint, who will be destined to complete the Reconquista for the kingdom of Castile.

Highlights The Guardian of the Mosque


After Waiting for the King and The Curse of Queen Leonor, Peridis puts the finishing touches on his trilogy on the Reconquista with The Queen Without a Kingdom.

A story that pays tribute to the extraordinary women, mothers, wives, daughters and sisters of kings without whom the tapestry of history could never have been woven.

Third and final book in Peridis’s medieval trilogy.

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Publishing date: | 464 pages | ISBN: 978-84-670-5110-0 | Imprint: Espasa

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