I read this book when it first came out. I read everything I can find by Isabel Allende, she is a master story teller, she is not afraid to throw in a little mystique, and is a great character developer. Her stories are historical and imaginative. I get totally involved in them when reading them...my idea of a really good book. Read it, you'll be glad you did!
Leave it to Allende to take a well-known story like Zorro and make it into a fresh, compelling read. I read this too fast, I was so taken into the story and its details! Hope you enjoy her version of Zorro, extremely well done!
Alende is a fantastic author, always entertaining as well as educating. This is her created legend of the early years and backgrouond of ZORRO. Fascinating to read the days of Early California and of Spain during it's short period under the French.
A great and fun novel.
I loved Allende's version of this well known character. She always makes her stories so rich and full of detail. I had never read the original story of Zorro by Johnston McCulley, but Allende has given me a reason to check it out.