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The Ring of Flames by Joan Fallon
The Ring of Flames
It is the year 1008 AD and al-Mansur, the despotic ruler of al-Andalus is dead. Without his iron grip the country is heading for civil war as the pretenders to the throne engage in battle after battle in an attempt to gain supremacy of the Omayyad dynasty. Amidst all the turmoil, Ahmad continues to look after the falcons, but he is torn between his concern for his family’s safety and his loyalty to al-Hisham, the rightful caliph. The city of Córdoba is surrounded and the palace of Madinat al-Zahra is in ruins. There seems to be no escape for him or his family, until help comes from an unexpected ally.
Authors Profile - Joan FallonThe Scottish author, Joan Fallon, began her career as a writer after moving to Spain at the start of the new millennium; her first published work was a social history, 'Daughters of Spain', inspired by the women she met in her new home. The research for this book in turn encouraged her to write the following two novels: 'Spanish Lavender', which is set in Malaga during the early years of the Civil War and 'The House on the Beach', the story of two young women growing up in Franco's Spain. Her subsequent novels have grown out of her experiences living and working in Spain.
She is a member of the Society of Authors and the Alliance of Independent Authors.
You can find out more about Joan and her books by going to her website www.joanfallon.co.uk or following her on Twitter @joan_fallon