LA MONJA BASTARDA
Ana de Jesús, bastard daughter of Don John of Austria, enters an Augustinian convent when she’s six years old, because of his uncle Philip II’s order. Everything leads her to think that she’ll waste her life there, ignorant of the mysteries of the world, and that she’ll end up resting there forever without leaving its walls.
However, and naively, she finds herself wrapped up in a plan to dethrone Philip II of Portugal, with the Pope’s support. Once the conspiracy is discovered, Ana de Jesús sees how her main accomplice is sentenced to death and executed while she’s locked up in a convent in Ávila by the king’s express order.
When all hopes seem lost, and our main character is close to death, a whirlwind of intrigues unveils within the apparent peace of the cloister, which will lead her to become the most powerful woman in the Spain of her times.
La monja bastarda is an historical novel of adventures that grabs and immerses us in the unknown monastic world of the 17th century.
Historical novel of adventures that grabs and immerses us into the unknown monastic world of the 17th century.