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Aisabeth is the Chosen One to free the human world from the slavery to which it has been subjected. For this she will have to find a precious stone and set it in the Key of Freedom that hangs from her neck.
Leaving the city, taking the train that goes every hour from Concha station and arriving at Puentes Grandes, the Borrero family's big rambling house next to the river Almendares. Meeting, and getting to know the (ingenuous and diabolical) secrets of this extravagant family; in their strange and tragic destiny.
Barcelonta, Barcelona, the early sixties: anarchist urban guerillas are still alive and kicking, a headache for Franco's political police. The former Belgian Congo, in the same decade: European mercenaries are to be found in the war torn country. And some of those mercenaries are Spanish and their reasons for being in the Congo are as surprising as their personal stories.
When his mother dies, Óscar travels to Berlin to take charge of her belongings. He hasn't had word from her in years because, in fact, she was living with another woman and had turned her back on her son. And neither can he inform his father, a stranger he has seen on only a few occasions, the author of successful books on the search for happiness.
On the eve of San Juan in 1980, the inhabitants of Calabella, on the Costa Brava, are waiting for the mythical Ava Gardner, who is going to open the town's summer cinema. Everyone is on the lookout for the actress, except Justo, the youngest of the strange Brightman family.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Barcelona is in flames, suffering various types of social conflict on a daily basis. In this atmosphere of violence, Núria Solé, a working class girl employed in the textile industry, struggles to change her life and fulfil her dreams.
"I feel like those voluntary exiles – if that isn't a contradiction in terms – who never find peace anywhere because, at heart, they have not severed their ties with the one thing it is impossible break with: ourselves." A Peruvian immigrant writes a diary that starts with his new job in a slot machine arcade.
The fictitious Torres y González (that is, the authors Lucas Torres y Jesús González) have updated the adventures of the guileful Justina, continuing her adventures where the unknown 16th century author who wrote under the name of Francisco de Úbeda left off.
The plot of The Empty Region transports us from the camps of sacred warriors in Pakistan to the security corridors of the CIA and FBI. It is a fascinating puzzle filled with historic characters, among them Osama Bin Laden and George W. Bush, as well as public servants who understand the ins and outs of tragedy.
The Kingdom of Aragon, 1283. In this dangerous frontier realm, dominated by castles, nobles and military orders, the life of the young shepherd Joan de Mas is tragically cut short when a mercenary attempts to commit murder.