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The Legend of the Sword
Who was Zorro? An American Robin Hood? A bandit? A slightly camp figure in a black hat? The legendary Isabel Allende digs deep into history and fantasy to create a compelling portrait of the man behind the mask.

Diego de la Vega was fated to be a man of contradictions: his father was an aristocratic landowner, while his mother was a Shoshone warrior. Torn between the privilege of his family and the inescapable suffering of his mother’s people, Diego travels to Barcelona, where he is drawn into a secret organisation called La Justicia, who are committed to helping the poor and disenfranchised. Will Diego return to his American roots? And when he reclaims his heritage, can the man known as Zorro bring justice to his people?

In this, her first book for adults since A Portrait in Sepia, Allende’s passionate, lyrical style brings the story of Zorro vividly to life. Unmissable.




Tracey Kirby
Last updated 23/05/2005