La dama azul: Novela

La dama azul: Novela

by Javier Sierra
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La dama azul: Novela by Javier Sierra

Javier Sierra, autor del bestseller internacional LA CENA SECRETA, nos ofrece ahora una novela de misterio e intriga sobre una de las leyendas más antiguas y extrañas de América -la dama azul.

En Los Ángeles, Jennifer Narody, antigua espía del Departamento de Defensa, sueña repetidamente con una fantasmagórica mujer vestida de azul. Jennifer no lo sabe, pero ese mismo espíritu se apareció más de tres siglos atrás a los jefes de una tribu indígena de Nuevo México. Al parecer, la verdadera responsable de aquellos sucesos fue una monja española que podía "bilocarse" -esto es, que tenía la habilidad de estar en dos lugares a la vez.

Mientras, en España, una nevada deja aislado al periodista Carlos Albert en el remoto pueblo de Ágreda. Allí conocerá el convento que fundó en el siglo XVII aquella mujer de hábitos azules. Intrigado por sus poderes, decide investigar.

Estos hilos, unidos por el presunto suicidio de un sacerdote en Roma, llevarán a Carlos hasta Los Ángeles, donde las pesadillas de Jennifer Narody guardan la clave de un misterio que la Iglesia Católica, el Departamento de Defensa de los Estados Unidos y otras misteriosas fuerzas de las que es mejor no hablar, están empeñados en ocultar. El secreto de las bilocaciones de la dama azul está en juego.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416549482
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 06/19/2007
Series: Atria Espanol Series
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Javier Sierra, whose works have been translated into forty languages, is the author of The Lost Angel, The Lady in Blue, and the New York Times bestselling novel The Secret Supper. One of the most accomplished authors on the Spanish literary scene, Sierra studied journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid. El Maestro del Prado spent a year on the bestseller list in Spain, gaining the admiration of art experts, aficionados, and critics. A native of Teruel, Spain, he currently lives in Madrid with his wife and two children.

Hometown:

Málaga, Spain

Date of Birth:

August 11, 1971

Place of Birth:

Teruel, Spain

Education:

Journalism studies at the Complutense University, Madrid, 1989-1995

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La Dama azul - The Lady in Blue In 1991 Los Angeles, Jennifer Narody, an ex spy for the U. S. Defense Department, has nightmares about an out if this world woman dressed in blue. Jennifer is unaware that that same "woman" appeared more than three centuries ago to the New Mexico Indians trying to Christianize them. The real "Blue Lady" was a Spanish nun that could be in two places at one time (bilocación). Meanwhile in Spain, a terrible snowstorm leads a newspaperman, Carlos Albert, mysteriously to the town of Ágreda, where he visits the tomb of Sister María Jesús de Ágreda at the convent she founded in the XVIIth century and who was responsible for mysterious powers, among them being in two places at the same time. Carlos had lost his faith, after an accident, but he's had a series of "coincidences" that lead him to this nun and so he decides to investigate further. These incidents are added to the unexplained death of a Roman priest who was studying this precise ability. Then there is the theft from the Madrid's National Library of a XVIIth century document written by Fray Alonso de Benavides, which was publish by Phillip IV, king of Spain, and who detailed how one could achieve "bilocación." All of these mysteries take Carlos Albert to Los Angeles, where Jeniffer Narody's nightmares are the key to solving the puzzle that both the Catholic Church, the U. S. Defense Department, and other extraordinary forces are trying to hide. The "Bilocación" secret is about to be exposed. This is Javier Serra's second novel (La Cena Secreta was his first). Again he is masterful at utilizing the universal point of view and his characterization is superb. You can tell that he did a lot of research--he claim it took him seven years to put the book together. What is most amazing is how he mixes a series of facts with fiction. It is as if the facts are responsible for writing the novel, as Sierra tells us himself, Carlos Albert is his alter ego. In spite of being of religious in its theme, it is a fascinating read and questions even the most agnostic of readers, including myself, to think. The novel is very enjoyable and a very easy read. I couldn't put it down. I am most intrigued as to why the Catholic Church has kept Sister María Jesús de Ágreda's secret hidden from the world.