The Emerald of Burgos

The stunning cover
The stunning cover

My new novel is in print! I’m so thrilled! ‘The Emerald of Burgos’ is born!

Publication will be on 26th June. You can make an advance order on amazon at

Here is the blub:

‘It is Burgos in 1599. María commits a crime so serious she could be hung or burned at the stake. She is terrified of being caught so she and her friend Lucía flee for Madrid.

 They are perplexed by what a gypsy soothsayer tells them. She says that María will be surprisingly capable, but not ashamed, of working in her new profession. What can it be? How can this woman know of María’s long lost brother? Will María find him? And what does the prediction, this woman dares not put in words, mean for Lucía?

 A charming wagon driver gives the fugitives a lift. Then they are kidnapped…

Gordon Thomas’s second novel is the prequel to his first, The Harpist of Madrid. This one is a page turning, historical adventure focussed on these two women and Beatrix, a third. It sensitively explores their struggle to survive as camp followers, not only on the Spanish army’s march from Genoa to Brussels but also in the raging battle for Ostend. It depicts their fiery relationships and the often amusing, sometimes tragic encounters with their many and needy customers. It boils with emotion, confounds with intrigue and dazzles with surprises.’

You’ll love it. Go on, buy one in advance! Bless you and thank you!





One thought on “The Emerald of Burgos

  1. You will certainly love this book. Gordon doesn’t disappoint, plenty of fun and raunchy stuff but also serious and thoughtful, Esmerelda is adorable. He’s one of my favourite writers!

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