Julia D’Aubigny is an orphan and the lover of the most powerful man in the court of the “sun king”. Chiripa (“sparkle”) is a child prodigy of fencing. Giulio Aubini is a gelded man who is wanted for theft, fire setting and grave robbing. Maupin, the first contralto in the history of Opera, is a disguised bisexual, the muse of composers and poets and the lover of princes, nuns, generals and criminals. These four characters have their fates linked by the power of the Voice and the speed of the Sword.
Set in Paris during Louis XIV's reign, but also in Bruxelles and Madrid, La voz y la espada is the true story of a charming woman who broke every taboo of her time, capable of murdering, firing up souls and betraying but also scarifying herself for love.
This is a historic novel full of adventures, love stories, intrigues and passions and, just as it always is with Vic Echegoyen’s books, well-documented.