A turbulent era with a king, Peter III, who will take brave decisions.
Following an old idea of James I, his son Peter III will continue with the ambitious project of building a shipyard in Barcelona that will become an architectural reference point not even rivaled by the city’s religious buildings. They will provide stimulus for the country’s expansion into the Mediterranean. Along the way, though, he will have to deal with powerful forces that don’t look kindly on this challenge to the power of the church and royal politics as they stood up to then. Boycotts, murders, power struggles, as well as moments of love and friendship—a whole world, a time, and lifelike characters in a thirteenth century that would be the start of a new glory age, leading Catalonia to dominate Sicily and a good part of the lands around it.
Miquel Fañanàs, a successful author of historical novels, offers us here the least known but most gripping chapter of a tumultuous moment in a country confidently taking daring decisions and tackling a sea that opened hopes for the future.