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The Hand of Fatima. - Ildefonso Falcones
The Hand of Fatima.
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Snared between two cultures and two loves, one man is forced to choose...1564, the Kingdom of Granada. After years of Christian oppression, the Moors take arms against their masters and daub the white houses of Sierra Nevada with the blood of their victims. Caught in the conflict is young... show more
Snared between two cultures and two loves, one man is forced to choose...1564, the Kingdom of Granada. After years of Christian oppression, the Moors take arms against their masters and daub the white houses of Sierra Nevada with the blood of their victims. Caught in the conflict is young Hernando, the son of an Arab woman who was raped by a Christian priest. Despised by the townsfolk and by his own stepfather for his 'tainted' heritage, he is banished to live in the stables and becomes an expert muleteer. When Hernando meets Fatima, a beautiful girl with black eyes, she becomes the love of his life. But his stepfather accuses Hernando of Christian sympathies and condemns him to slavery. Then news reaches Hernando that Fatima has been murdered. In despair, he embarks on a plan to unite the two warring faiths - and the two halves of his identity...A breath-taking epic of good and evil, of love and hate, of dreams dashed and hopes regained, Ildefonso Falcones' story of the Arab-Christian conflict brims with historical detail and unforgettable characters and reflects the author's celebrated passion for rich historical detail and his flair for story-telling.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385618335 (0385618336)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 912
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Hand of Fatima.
The only thing that stopped this from being 5 stars for me was that it was overlong, and at times I wanted to just scan through the detail and get to the action, so to speak. However as a Muslim and a history buff I was aware of the Moors in Spain to a small degree, and this was therefore very educa...
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4.0 The Hand of Fatima.
The only thing that stopped this from being 5 stars for me was that it was overlong, and at times I wanted to just scan through the detail and get to the action, so to speak. However as a Muslim and a history buff I was aware of the Moors in Spain to a small degree, and this was therefore very educa...
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