The interest for the Carlist war (1833-1840) in Spain did not disappear with the end of the conflict. When peace arrived a high number of writers, generally supporting
one of the two sides that had been confronting each other, printed their works. A dense network of publications was formed, with some historical aspiration. In the framework of this production, and taking into account the passion of the XIX century for single characters, biographical or autobiographical novels
became quite important, proposing an interpretation of the conflict by its main protagonists. Tomás de Zumalacárregui and Ramón Cabrera were the Carlist commanders that attracted more the attention. Their story was complex and was well suited to being described in its many details.