A historical novel of intrigue, persecution and romance set in the tenebrous days of the Spanish Inquisition.
In the difficult days of the Protestant Reformation, Don Fernando de
la Mina, a noble landowner in Simancas, Valladolid, is arrested by the
Holy Office of the Inquisition and sentenced to be burned at the stake
for his “heresy.” Due to his reformed convictions, which were not
allowed in those days of intolerant religious fanaticism, he finds
himself in a series of providential circumstances. These free him from
the flames, but not from an odyssey of epic proportions, until his
subsequent arrival to the Protestant kingdom of Lower Navarre in France.
My Escape not only relates the sinister treatment of all suspects of
Lutheran heresy in Spain – culpable or not – but also captivates the
reader by its intriguing history of suspense, hope, and love. The
account is told with fascinating fervor and intensity, which should
without a doubt, cause everyone to remember the old adage: “Those who
refuse to learn from the failures of history are destined to repeat
This new edition offered to the public, commemorates the 450th
anniversary (in 2009) of the two Autos de Fé of the Spanish Inquisition
held in Valladolid, on May 21st and October 8th, 1559.