In a remote fortress prison in the mountains of northern Spain, a young prisoner named Sebastian Dominguez languishes, waiting for the Inquisition to decide his fate. His father has been burned at the stake, but the rest of the family has escaped to Paris. Will he ever see them again?
The Long Road to Freedom tells the story of the Dominguez family's struggle for survival. Danger lurks at every turn, and mysterious strangers in black carriages plot to betray and destroy them. Set against the authentic historical backdrop of Europe in the late seventeenth century, this riveting story of courage, faith and redemption moves from the royal palace at Versailles to the Jewish communities of Metz and Hamburg and into the explosives-filled Turkish tunnels at the historic siege of Vienna. Kings, rabbis, ministers, generals, bishops, dwarfs and numerous other colorful heroes and villains populate the pages of this book and drive it at breakneck speed toward its dramatic climax.
The Long Road to Freedom, the immediate sequel to The Marrano Prince, is the long-awaited continuation of Avner Gold's beloved series of historical novels that captured the imagination of an entire generation. In the next book in the series, Scandal in Amsterdam, the setting moves to the flourishing Jewish community in the capital of the Dutch Republic, where religious freedom and opportunity are no guarantees of safety and security.
All Books in the Strasbourg Saga, by Avner Gold:
The Promised Child - 1592-1642
The Dream - 1643-1646
The Year of the Sword - 1647-1649
Twilight - 1649-1658
The Impostor - 1651-1669
The Purple Ring - 1666-1667
Envoy from Vienna - 1668-1670
The Marrano Prince - 1672-1680
The Long Road to Freedom - 1680-1683
Scandal in Amsterdam - 1683-1684
The Fur Traders - 1684-1685
Midnight Intruders - 1686-1714