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A 2011 HistoricalFiction novel by Juan Gómez-Jurado.

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A 2011 2008 HistoricalFiction novel by Juan Gómez-Jurado.

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A 2011 HistoricalFiction novel by Juan Gómez-Jurado.

In 1940, a ship captain rescues four mysterious Germans from a stormy sea, and receives an odd golden emblem as a token of gratitude for taking them to Portugal. The book then starts unraveling the events that lead to this, revealing a story of love and revenge during the time when Nazis seized power in Germany.

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* ArrangedMarriage: For business purposes, Alys' father has arranged her to marry Jürgen. This never comes to pass firstly by her running from her home, then secondly [[spoiler:by being pregnant for Paul's son]].
* BedTrick: [[spoiler:Jürgen is the result of his mother Brunhilda sleeping with Paul's Father in the dark, pretending to be her sister Ilse]].
* BrokenPedestal Paul comes to learn that his late father, whom he thought to be a righteous and criminally wronged invidual, was a murderer and a thief. This revelation comes to him after a decade of searching for justice for him, which leaves him with great regret.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:After killing Jürgen, Paul puts on his appearance to rescue Alys from the Dachau contrentation camp]].
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Eduard von Schroder returns home from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI with [[AnArmAndALeg three of his limbs missing]], and decides to end his life with a pistol instead of living on as a cripple who's shunned by his family]].
* EyeScream:
** When Jürgen and his friends attack Paul long after he and his mother is evicted from the von Schroeder household, an accident happens and Jürgen's right eye gets stabbed with a knife.
** [[spoiler:Paul has his own right eye stabbed out in order to mimic Jürgen as best as he can so that he can infiltrate Dachau and get Alys out of there]].
* EyepatchOfPower: Jürgen covers his empty right eyesocket with an eyepatch.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Since Jürgen joins the Nazi party and becomes a prominent member in the SS, he gets to meet UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Reinhard Heydrich and Adolf Eichmann.
* KnifeFight: To "properly" get revenge on Paul for losing his eye, Jürgen arranges the two of them to meet in a knife fight to death.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:In her dying moments, Paul's mother reveals to him that his cousin Jürgen is actually his brother]].
* TheVonTropeFamily: Von Schroeders are an aristocratic family, who, with an exception with Eduard, are all bad.

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