Earth's Shadow

Original Title: La sombra de la tierra

Publication: 2023

Author: Elvira Mínguez

1896. Villaveza del Agua is a small town in the province of Zamora dominated by poverty. The miserable farmlands and mountains make up an inaccessible landscape where Garibalda, a widowed and ailing woman, imposes her own rules onto the community. Opposite is Atilana, her eternal rival, who relentlessly aspires to achieve the power that Garibalda holds.

At odds for many years, hatred is the driving force behind their actions. The struggle of these two selfish and manipulative women will drag everyone around them, but the main victims are the children, who are left to endure both physical and psychological abuse. Neither of them will be able to see the consequences of their deeds until it is too late.

Earth’s Shadow tells the story of two women; of the rise to power of one of them and the loss of power of the other; two acts of revenge, one that is visible to the whole community, and another which is woven into the heat of hatred. The novel speaks to a cursed inheritance, the transmission and consequences of abuse, and the reverberation of acts committed and suffered in the past through generations to come.

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Original Language

SPANISH (World) | Espasa Calpe/Planeta

Film Rights

Miniseries rights sold to Atresmedia TV.