The Florentine Emerald: The Secret of the Convert's Ring

Open Road Media
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In this epic historical adventure, a quest for love and enlightenment brings the Renaissance-era Florence of Leonardo da Vinci and Lorenzo de Medici to life
Cardona, 1478. About to die in the dungeons of a Spanish castle, Mauricio’s father reveals the secret of his concealed Jewish ancestry. For centuries, the Coloma family, descendants of the rabbi Abraham Abulafia, has set out to protect an emerald ring with the inscription Light, light, more light. After his father’s execution, Mauricio is forced to flee Barcelona and travel to Florence in the hope of selling the ring to Lorenzo de Medici. In the city of the arts, he meets some extraordinary characters—including Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, and Leonardo da Vinci.
Mauricio seems poised to live the life he has always dreamed of, and yet, deadly dangers lurk: secret plots, murder, warfare, the ascent of the sinister Savonarola. But who is behind it all—and why seek to ruin Lorenzo and Mauricio? What is the source of the power of this emerald they all want to possess at any cost, and what mystery lies behind its cryptic inscription?
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About the author

Agustín B. Palatchi (b. 1967), a native of Barcelona, earned a law degree, had his own practice, and now works as a lawyer for the Spanish government. A passionate student of history and psychology, he is convinced that without knowing our past, we cannot understand ourselves or the world in which we live.
His first novel, La alianza del converso (The Florentine Emerald, 2012), was well received by the critics and the public in Spain. It has been published in Italy and Brazil, and is being translated into other languages. His next book, El gran engaño (The Great Deception), was published in 2013. Palatchi is currently working on a historical novel set during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Mar 4, 2014
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Pages
544
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ISBN
9781480482654
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Fiction / Historical / General
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