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The Prisoner of Thiago

The Prisoner of Thiago

Why a Booktrail?

1500s: Inspired by a true story of determination, female friendship and love against all odds.

  • ISBN: 978-1941634714
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical, Inspired by true events

What you need to know before your trail

Inspired by a true story, The Prisoner of Thiago is a gripping historical novel that lays bare the suffering and fear endured by the Moriscos of Spain during the sixteenth century. At the heart of the novel is Zaira, a spirited Morisco girl, who refuses to yield to her Catholic oppressors. Separated from her family and imprisoned in the palace of a fanatical bishop, Zaira must summon all of her courage to endure the horrors and hardships to come.

Travel Guide

BookTrail Travel to Granada

This book takes place in the heart of the sixteenth century. This is a time of great political turmoil. The Muslims of  Andalusia are being persecute as are the Jews. The ruling Christian regime are out in force and are using violence to control people and retain their grip on society

In Granada, the seat of the regime, the  muslims fear the worst. Bishop Thiago and his military force, the Santa Hermandades are in control of the city and they rule with an iron fist.

Zaira gets caught up in the uprising…and this is her story. The setting however is a backdrop more than a character as many of the later chapters in particular take place in the Bishop’s house. The city of Granada however is there to showcase the city as it was, the religious persecution and the everyday fears of the man, woman and child on the streets.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Prisoner of Thiago

Destination: Andalucia, Granada  Author/guide: Jamie d’Antioc  Departure Time: 1500s

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