A KINGDOM OF LEGEND - THE BIRTH OF A MYTHICAL DYNASTY
Alarcos, 1195. The Muslim army has defeated the troops led by the Castilian King Alfonso XI. Asquilula, Andalusi naqîb, feels doubly happy: he returns home victorious and at the same time he is informed about the birth of his first grandson: Muhammad bin al-Ahmar.
Those are hard times for Iberian Peninsula, politically and culturally divided. In the north, Christian territories fight each other; in the south, peace do not prevail either between Muslim Taifa kingdoms. Over the years there will be battles, betrayals and commitments, truces and pacts together with revolts from both sides. Life and death are hanging by a thread. But there will be then when Muhammad bin al-Ahmar becomes the most outstanding Zegrí on the border with Castilla. Acclaimed as sayj by people, he led thir struggle to survive against constant Christian attacks, then appointed emir and finally gathered those remains of al-Andalus that Almohads had left behind the famous battle named Navas de Tolosa. Fernando III the Saint was his biggest enemy. But under Ibn Ammar reign emerged not only a kingdom, but a new dynasty for the glory of al-Andalus and of History: the Nasrids. And he was never alone ...
This is a novel about battles, political conflicts and adventures, but also about love, friendship and hope. This is a novel based on one of the most troubled periods in History, the Reconquest, but written as never before, from the Andalusian point of view. In short, a novel about a legendary character.