In the year 1914. A man travelling alone on a train from France to Barcelona. Near the Montseny mountain range he feels a desire to alight at a small village station. The oblivion that he is looking for may be found in the silence of the mountains. The protagonist becomes part of a small community of lumberjacks and gets accustomed to the simple life and the contact with nature. Leaving behind the ideals and dreams wrapped in his unknown past. However, we cannot go against our destiny, and soon we will discover that the children of forest exploitation need him. Perhaps that isolated forest could be, after all, the place to put into practice the pedagogic principles that the Modern School had developed in Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century.
A novel about dreams that keep us alive, the old ideals which are never forgotten and the strength of children to change the world.
My name is Christophe Marchand, I was a soldier under the command of Napoleon and a corsair. In the Indian ocean I participated in a thousand and one adventures on board the Confiance: I know of the most exotic places, the wildest humiliations and the most terrifying storms. All of this for love, for a love I have not managed to forget. I now return to Loupian, as if destiny has given me a second chance. I only know that I owe my people and I will not rest in the face of injustice. Many say that the Revolution has not ended...
In the tumultuous Barcelona of 1914, Dimas Navarro, son of immigrants, has refused to accept his destiny as a mechanic in the tramway garages. His dream of social advancement he has managed to befriend Ferran Jufresa, the ambitious heir to one of the most important jeweler families in Barcelona. However, he does not take into account a serious obstacle: his attraction to Laura, Ferran’s younger sister and a woman before her time, sharing her life between the family business and collaborating in Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia workshop. Treachery, loyalty, love, hate, passion and shame interweaving in The Dream of the City, a daring novel whose background is the construction of the symbol most representative of the city of Barcelona.
The peace of the Montserrat monastery has been shaken by the arrival of Brambora, a mercenary with no scruples in the service of a sinister secret organization. Seeing the danger, the Benedictine order seeks the help of Joan, a young monk in whom they place the fate of their lives. An attractive young scientist, Sarah, joins the investigation and together they will uncover some ancient documents which speak of a mysterious treasure hidden in the area: a legend that took place during the last months of the Spanish civil war and which will bring to light a terrible secret. Action and frenetic rhythm come together in the passionate pages of this addictive thriller, a mystery that the reader will find themselves absorbing, from the beginning to the end, because of the magic atmosphere of the Montserrat mountain.
«Others like him made copies of dangerous books. Their dissemination was questionable from the point of view of the moral imperatives of the time, but the same people who imposed these morals were the greatest clients. The only option was secrecy. Nobody, absolutely nobody, could know anything. » Cologne, on the turn of the 15th century. An atmosphere of reform and change beat against a Europe still governed by frauds and old-fashioned beliefs. The spread of knowledge is a power held by the few. However, a small group of wise people and the highly educated meet in the most absolute secrecy, brought together by a common goal: the cultural communication of a people. How? Through books. However, first they must deal with the reluctance of the church, which does not want that these “dangerous” works like those of the Evangelists reach the masses, and those of the nobles who do not want to lose their privileges. Only one man, a humble silversmith named Lorenz, with the help of his daughter, he will be able to meet the challenge. Although the price to be paid for such daring is of the highest sort: his life and of all of those that surround him. An intense and epic novel in which ambition, cruelty, and intolerance war against knowledge, justice and truth. A novel in which we submerge ourselves and allow the magical current, which surround books, take us away.
With Barcelona and the industrial revolution as a looking glass in which we can see reflected in the upheaving Spain in the 19th century, Rosendo Roca refuses to accept his tragic destiny and considers a risky proposition which could influence the rest of his life. In his struggle to make his way in life, he will have to contend with hunger, the nobility, tradition, war, illness and the working class. Just as with the contradictions of incipient progress that which the church and the powers that be play a decisive role. Rosendo Roca will discover the value of friendship, unconditional love and the power of hate in an industrial world in whose transformation he will have a part. The Heritage of the Earth is an immense epic story of rise and fall, a journey to rescue the forgotten faces of history, a tribute to the anonymous people who contributed to shape what we have become today.