In the turbulent twelfth century, Leola, a young peasant girl, takes a dead warrior's armor to hide behind the mask of a man. This is the beginning of the dramatic voyage into the story of her life. It is an extraordinary journey into the unknown side of the Middle Ages. It is a fable that will move us by its sheer epic greatness, one of those books that is not read but lived, breathed, and tasted. Montero's novel is bursting with the power of a literary work on its way to becoming a classic.