Days of Wrath

Days of Wrath 2013

Set in the Kingdom of Valencia during the late 16th century, "Days of Wrath" relates the love affair between two male youths set against a background of religious fanaticism, highway bandits, tyrannical nobles, and African slaves. Escartí brings all of these elements together with panache and savoir faire, creating a historical novel that develops as a mystery or even a detective story. He has captured masterfully the atmosphere of the late 16th century to construct a universal narrative of love and death, of friendship and destruction. In sum, he has written a compelling story of affection, friendship and inclusion that serves as a symbol of deep spiritual longing that annihilates the constrictive cultural and religious boundaries that frequently separate human beings.