The Camino Chronicles Continues
When newlyweds Laura and Felix arrive in the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela their married bliss seems untouchable. But when Laura walks into a "cold spot" outside their apartment in the historic centre, her doctoral thesis on Feudal Galicia begins to come alive as she begins to question who is Pedro the Crooked and what is her apparent connection to Diego Gelmirez, first archbishop of Compostela. As her husband begins to doubt her state of mental health, Laura retreats more and more into the twelfth century and Felix sets out once again on the Camino de Santiago--alone. Or is he?
Part fiction intertwined with much historical fact, St James' Rooster takes the reader to the turbulent times of the Middle Ages and the beginnings of the cult of St James known as El Camino de Santiago. Diego Gelmirez follows his driving ambitions to make Compostela into another Rome. In so-doing he must challenge a queen, and rival a Pope, even if it means putting his own life in the gravest danger.