THE ALLIANCE OF THE CONVERT
Cardona’s Castle, 1478: a man about to be executed confesses to his son that they are descendants of Abraham Abufalia, a rabbi from the XIIIth century, and that their family has been guarding for generations a ring of incalculable worth. After his father’s execution, Mauricio goes to Florence in order to sell the ring.
This is the city of the arts; the Medici family has rescued the classic wisdom from oblivion to promote the renaissance of a new golden era. Mauricio will meet there extraordinary characters: Lorenzo de Medici, Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Leonardo da Vinci… But none of them will be as unforgettable as Lorena Ginori, a young woman forced to marry a man she despises. And either none of them will be as revengeful as Luca Albizzi, an ambitious noble who hates everything that the Medici represent. The Pontifical States, the king of Naples and some powerful Florentine families also aim their fall.
Dangers, conspiracies, plagues, invasions… Everything will seem to consume in the bonfire of the vanities when the city gets under the will of a visionary friar. However, as Florence needed to go back to the past to find the key of its future, the protagonists will descent until the hidden roots of their family history to know, at last, the truth about themselves through a thrilling journey in time.
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