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Shadow of the Black Flame by Misha Sauceda (Nu Mythos) 4.7 Stars (21 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

She must learn the secrets of the Hebrew letters, her blessing or her curse? Girona, Catalunya. 1491. When nineteen-year-old Maya Bonafeu unknowingly wields unnatural powers towards Count Villalobos's son, the Count banishes Maya and her mother from his estate. Her mother knows these strange abilities must be harnessed and she takes Maya to Girona to study with her brother, Asach. He is the only person who can possibly teach the family legacy, how to use the magical powers of the Hebrew letters. Asach begrudgingly agrees--already knowing only the male lineage is endowed with this gift... until now. Maya meets charismatic Rafael Ceti, a gifted interpreter who acts as a liaison between the powerful Spanish Inquisitor and the Gironian city officials. Rafael is a converso -- a Jew that has converted to Catholicism, who must straddle two worlds during this perilous time. Together, Maya and Rafael form a bond that will take them through the political maze of the Inquisition,the struggle to understand her magical gifts and the destiny that holds their love. Shadow of the Black Flame is set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition and the impending exile of the Jews in 1492. The novel follows the journey of a young woman whose future is cast in the richness of her culture and the mysticism of her faith Awards • Southwest Writers - Historical Fiction - Second place winner • International Latin Literacy - SciFi/Fantasy MISHA SAUCEDA lives in Albuquerque New Mexico where she writes deep into a blackened night. Her mother, an eccentric Jewish girl from Pittsburgh,and her father, the first-born son of a large Catholic family in Mexico,resulted in a confusing cross-cultural childhood. As a young adult, she chose to search out her Hebrew roots which took her to Israel and the exploration into her own origins.

Genre: World Literature [x]
Length: 379 Pages (1,248 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Sep 18th, 2020
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