José Calvo Poyato (Cabra, Córdoba, 1951) is Professor of History and one of the most prestigious authors of historical novel in Castilian. As a researcher, he has published such books as The War of Succession,  Thus they lived in the Golden Age  or Juan Jose of Austria , and among his numerous novels can be cited  The Black Bible,  The Spell Of The King,  Check The Queen,  The Black Order, finalist of the City of Torrevieja Prize in 2005,  The Lady of the Dragon,  The Dream of Hypatia  or Blood In The Street Of The Turk , his latest novel.