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It is two years after the entry in Granada by the Christians in 1492. In this brilliant sequel to his first historical novel Al-Andalus: His last years, Howard Headworth elaborates a rich mix of personal drama and historical detail, and presents a magnificent sense of the place. Including the military campaigns of the great captain in Italy against the French, the wedding of the Infanta Jeanne in Flanders with Philip the Beautiful, the scandals of the Borgias in Rome and The Adventures of Christopher Columbus in the Indies in search of gold, the Catholic Monarchs seeks To forge the future grandeur and destiny of Spain. Howard Headworth lives in Almeria, Spain, for twenty years. He was born in Wales and studied geology at the university there and at the Imperial College in London. He uses his great experience as a scientific director as well as his passion for the history of his adopted country in this historical novel.