Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin
  

Prisoner of the Inquisition

Written by Theresa Breslin

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Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2011

Zarita, only daughter of the town magistrate, lives a life of wealth and privilege. Indulged by her parents, she is free to spend her days as she pleases, enjoying herself in the company of an eligible young nobleman, horse riding, or leisurely studying the arts. Saulo, son of a family reduced by circumstances to begging, witnesses his father wrongfully arrested and dealt with in the most horrifying way. Hauled off to be a slave at sea and pursued by pirates he encounters the ambitious mariner explorer, Christopher Columbus. Throughout his hardships Saulo is determined to survive - for he has sworn vengeance on the magistrate and his family. As Zarita's life also undergoes harsh changes the formidable and frightening Inquisition arrives in the area, bringing menacing shadows of suspicion with acts of cruel brutality - and ultimately, amid the intrigues of the court of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand in the splendid Moorish city of Grenada, betrayal and revenge...

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Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin


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Breslin's ability to weave a well-researched, page-turning plot around sympathetic, believable characters has been displayed before in The Medici Seal and The Nostradamus Prophecy ... It's unputdownable -- Amanda Craig The Times From the past to the future via a highly unstable present ... Prisoner of the Inquisition has Christopher Columbus in a walk-on part, but the main story is of the families caught up in the Spanish Inquisition -- Jasmine Fassell Scotland on Sunday It's a fantastic, mesmerising and enjoyable book ... This is a brilliant tale of revenge, betrayal and courage. From the start I was gripped -- Shannon Waters Sugarscape

About the Author

Theresa Breslin

Theresa Breslin is the critically acclaimed author of over 30 books for children and young adults whose work has been filmed for television, broadcast on radio, and is read world-wide in many languages. A respected contributor to professional journals, she is passionate about children’s literature and literacy. She travels extensively, doing research for her books and speaking at international conferences and book festivals.

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Paperback
320 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Theresa Breslin
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Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

31st March 2011

ISBN

9780552560740

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