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by Donald Michael Platt
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Rocamora by Donald Michael Platt

No man is closer to a woman than her confessor, not her father, not her brother, not her husband. -Spanish saying Vicente de Rocamora, the epitome of a young renaissance man in 17th century Spain, questions the goals of the Inquisition and the brutal means used by King Philip IV and the Roman Church to achieve them. Spain vows to eliminate the heretical influences attributed to Jews, Moors, and others who would taint the limpieza de sangre, purity of Spanish blood. At the insistence of his family, the handsome and charismatic Vicente enters the Dominican Order and is soon thrust into the scheming political hierarchy that rules Spain. As confessor to the king's sister, the Infanta Doña María, and assistant to Philip's chief minister, Olivares, Vicente ascends through the ranks and before long finds himself poised to attain not only the ambitious dreams of the Rocamora family but also-if named Spain's Inquisitor General-to bring about an end to the atrocities committed in the name of the blood purity laws. The resourceful young man must survive assassination attempts from a growing list of ruthless foes in both Church and court, solve a centuries-old riddle to quell rumors of his own impurity of blood, and above all, suppress his love for the seemingly unattainable Doña Mar

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Pages: 408
Size: 580 KB
Publisher: Penmore Press LLC
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781942756293 (DRM-EPUB)

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Fiction > War & Military
Nonfiction > History > Europe > Spain & Portugal
Fiction > Thrillers > Historical

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Fiction > Historical
Fiction > War & Military
Fiction > Action & Adventure
Fiction > Horror
Fiction > Fantasy > Dark Fantasy
Fiction > Thrillers > Supernatural
Nonfiction > History > Europe > Spain & Portugal
Fiction > Thrillers > Historical
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Historical
Fiction > Suspense
Fiction > Visionary & Metaphysical
Fiction > Occult

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