The year is 1501… The world is changing after a great discovery of strange and exciting new lands beyond the horizon. And yet, even amidst this hope, there is still the horror of the Inquisition. It is into this world that Isabel is accused of a horrible crime. Isabel is called to her father’s side at the high tower in a palace. There, she will meet the man her father has chosen to be her husband: Torquemada – the lord of the land around her and the palace.
When Isabel’s inebriate father proudly and publicly announces that he has given her hand in marriage to his aristocratic friend, she violently refuses – insulting both her father and their host. Enraged by this public humiliation, her father rushes to chastise her. To free herself from his grip, she pushes him, causing him to fall from the tower to his death. This dooms Isabel. For she is locked in a dungeon to await trial.
But there will not be any trial… Her fate now rests in the hands of Torquemada. And he has only one goal: Destroy the woman who humiliated and rejected him.
Will Isabel resist the tortures Torquemada plans for her? Will Torquemada break Isabel’s resistance?