The Creator's Map

By Emilio Calderon; Katherine Silver (Translator); Tony Chiroldes (Read by)
Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781598876505, 7pp.

Publication Date: July 2008

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As Fascism rises and falls, a Spanish architect, a young librarian, and an Italian prince are entangled in a web of passion and espionage.
Rome, 1952. Like all of Europe, Spanish architect Jose Maria struggles to recover from the chaos of the past 15 years. Then one day he learns about the mysterious death by decapitation of an old acquaintance. Memories rush back and the story moves back in time to 1937.
Fascism is on the rise. Jose and his wife Montse wait out the Spanish Civil War at the Spanish Academy in Rome. When they sell an ancient text found in the Academy's forgotten archive, they become embroiled in a Nazi plot to collect mystical artifacts for the practice of the black arts. Most coveted by the Fuhrer himself: "The Creator's Map," a document showing the power centers of the universe, said to be traced by God's own hand.
Enter a sinister Italian prince with dark plans of his own and the stage is set for a tale of political intrigue, romantic entanglements, deceit, and divided loyalties, rich with historical detail and 1940s noir suspense.

About the Author
EMILIO CALDERON is a historian, editor, and author of more than a dozen titles for young adults. He is the founder of Editorial Cirene, a publishing house in Spain. In 2003, he won the Valle-Inclan Fellowship of the Spanish Royal Academy in Rome. He has lived in Madrid, Rome, and Manila and makes his home in Malaga, SpainKatherine Silver is an award-winning literary translator and the co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC).
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