THE RING OF FLAMES: Al-Andalus series Book 3 (3) Paperback – June 18, 2017
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About the Author
- Paperback : 332 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0995583412
- ISBN-10 : 0995583412
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.69 x 8 inches
- Item Weight : 12.2 ounces
- Publisher : JOAN FALLON (June 18, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,080,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Khalifa, Al-Hisham, plays a pivotal if passive role in the novel. Instead, this is principally the story of the falconer Ahmad, his brothers Qasim and Rafiq, and their lives in Córdoba, capital of Al-Andalus. At the time, Córdoba is not a good place to be in. Repeatedly the city is overrun and sacked, as first one, then the other faction gains the upper hand.
I thoroughly enjoyed this read, immersing myself in Ms Fallon’s descriptive writing. The first few chapters are a bit slow but once Ms Fallon settles into her story she drags me along on an educational and exciting journey through a world I knew little about prior to reading her books. I am soon entirely submerged in the long-ago Córdoba, and it is therefore with some surprise I close the book to discover I am not, in fact, in the hot and dusty Al-Andalus—testament to Ms Fallon’s skill as a writer.
The one thing that most stands out in my mind is the trust and friendship between Muslims, Jews and Christians. Each religious sect is represented with respect and dignity, something we lack in our present time.
I believe readers of historical fiction would find this series educational and well worth reading. I know I did.
"Joan Fallon has written a fascinating story set in 11th Century Spain."
"I so enjoyed this book. Interesting characters, time period and location. I like Ms.Fallon’s rhythm and writing style; I really felt I was there feeling the anxiety of their troubles, and trying to escape the city."
Founder of Chill with a Book Awards
Very good novel. I liked this one best. Gives you a solid impressionisme of life under the Omayads and is also a trilling read.