September 1, 2019
Girona, Catalunya. 1491. Maya Bonafeu, a young woman of nineteen years, infuriates Count Villalobos’s young son when she unknowingly wields unnatural powers toward him. The Count banishes Maya and she travels to Girona to study with her uncle Asach, the only person who can teach her about her special abilities. Asach is hesitant to teach his niece because he knows this is a family legacy and it only passes through the male lineage. Soon though, he realizes he was wrong and sees the magnitude of her natural talents. Yes, she does possess their family gift — the celestial powers of the Hebrew letters. In time, Maya meets Rafael Ceti, a mysterious interpreter, who acts as a liaison between the Spanish Inquisitor and the Catalan city officials. Rafael must straddle two worlds during this perilous time, knowing he is vulnerable as a converso — a Jew who converted to Catholicism. Together, Maya and Rafael journey through the political maze of the Inquisition and their own personal struggles to understand her mystical gift.