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The Hand of Fatima

The Hand of Fatima

Author(s): Ildefonso Falcones

Location(s): Granada

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1564



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 and daub the white houses of Sierra Nevada with the blood of their victims.

Amidst the conflict is young Hernando, the son of an Arab woman and the Christian priest who raped her. He is despised and regularly beaten by his own step-father for his ‘tainted’ heritage.

Fuelled with the love of the beautiful Fatima, Hernando hatches a plan to unite the two warring faiths – and the two halves of his identity…

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I would love to go to Granada and experience the historical footsteps – Ishi Graves –

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