An Andalus Adventure by S.N. Jalali (A YA Historical Fiction by the Author of the House of Ibn kathir Series)
It’s 711 CE, 92 years after the Hijra of the Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him. Responding to a plea from Count Julian, governor of Ceuta, Umayyad General Tariq Ibn Ziyad, under order of Caliph Al-Walid in Damascus, enters the turbulent Visigoth Kingdom of Iberia.
Leaving his sleepy village of Tlemcen, a young Berber Qasim, joins Tariq’s men, and is swept away on an amazing quest. Jacob, captured in Julian’s raid on Iberia, is tied up and thrust upon a galley boat bound for North Africa. Siblings Ben and Bella live under constant Visigoth scrutiny, forced to lead a double life of secrets and deception.
Lives will converge on both sides as a wind of change blows hard across Iberia. The course of history is about to change.