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Prisoner of the Inquisition

Theresa Breslin

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Corgi Childrens
01 September 2011
Children's & Educational; Historical fiction (Children's&YA)
Zarita, only daughter of the town magistrate, lives a life of wealth and privilege. Indulged by her parents, she is free to spend her days as she pleases, enjoying herself in the company of an eligible young nobleman, horse riding, or leisurely studying the arts.

Saulo, son of a family reduced by circumstances to begging, witnesses his father wrongfully arrested and dealt with in the most horrifying way. Hauled off to be a slave at sea and pursued by pirates he encounters the ambitious mariner explorer, Christopher Columbus. Throughout his hardships Saulo is determined to survive - for he has sworn vengeance on the magistrate and his family.

As Zarita's life also undergoes harsh changes the formidable and frightening Inquisition arrives in the area, bringing menacing shadows of suspicion with acts of cruel brutality - and ultimately, amid the intrigues of the court of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand in the splendid Moorish city of Grenada, betrayal and revenge...
By:   Theresa Breslin
Imprint:   Corgi Childrens
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   224g
ISBN:   9780552560740
ISBN 10:   055256074X
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 September 2011
Recommended Age:   From 12
Audience:   Young adult ,  12+ years ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Theresa Breslin is a critically acclaimed multi-award winning Scottish author. She is hugely popular with young people, librarians and teachers. She was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Whispers in the Graveyard, The Dream Master was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award, Divided City was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and The Medici Seal was shortlisted for the Book Trust Teen Prize. Theresa lives in Glasgow.

Reviews for Prisoner of the Inquisition

Breslin's ability to weave a well-researched, page-turning plot around sympathetic, believable characters has been displayed before in The Medici Seal and The Nostradamus Prophecy ... It's unputdownable -- Amanda Craig The Times 20100703 From the past to the future via a highly unstable present ... Prisoner of the Inquisition has Christopher Columbus in a walk-on part, but the main story is of the families caught up in the Spanish Inquisition -- Jasmine Fassell Scotland on Sunday It's a fantastic, mesmerising and enjoyable book ... This is a brilliant tale of revenge, betrayal and courage. From the start I was gripped -- Shannon Waters Sugarscape 20110530


  • Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2011
  • Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2011.

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