In his introduction, Christopher MacLachlan discusses the novel’s place within the Gothic genre, and its themes of sexual desire and the abuse of power. It in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, this is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions tempts its main character into breaking his vows.
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An excellent tale well written, with a moral to the story. I've been totally engrossed in it from the beginning to end. I found it exciting
and could not wait to turn the page.