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The Hand of Fatima
Author: Ildefonso Falcones

ISBN: 9780552776462
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 971
Published: 29 September 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 4.3
1564, Granada. The Moors have unsuccessfully tried to rise up against their Christian oppressors who have painted the town with the blood of their victims.

Hernando, a young Arab with a Christian father, is despised by the townsfolk and by his own step-father for his 'tainted' heritage and is banished to live in the stables. Hernando finds comfort in his affinity with the horses and becomes an expert muleteer. News of his special touch reaches the King of the Moors and he is appointed to fight the Christian troops sent by the Spanish King Philip II.

Soon after he meets Fatima, a young girl with black eyes who will become the love of his life. But his brutal step-father weds her instead and forces Hernando into slavery. With the help of his Christian friends, Hernando hatches a grand plan to reconcile the two warring faiths - and the two halves of his identity...

About the Author

Ildefonso Falcones' first novel, Cathedral of the Sea became a publishing legend with over a million copies sold in Spain alone. It has since been published in over forty countries, becoming a European b...

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