The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson audiobook

The Bird King

By G. Willow Wilson
Read by Elmira Rahim

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978649217

  • ISBN: 9781978649217

Runtime: 14.11 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A March 2019 LibraryReads Pick

From award-winning author G. Willow Wilson, The Bird King is an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition.

G. Willow Wilson’s debut novel Alif the Unseen was an NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and it established her as a vital American Muslim literary voice. Now she delivers The Bird King, a stunning new novel that tells the story of Fatima, a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain, and her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker. Hassan has a secret―he can draw maps of places he’s never seen and bend the shape of reality. When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan’s surrender, Fatima befriends one of the women, not realizing that she will see Hassan’s gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish rule. With their freedoms at stake, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls? As Fatima and Hassan traverse Spain with the help of a clever jinn to find safety, The Bird King asks us to consider what love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"The Bird King is marvelous in the deepest sense—a treasure-house of a novel, thrilling, tender, funny, and achingly gorgeous. I loved it.” Lev Grossman, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A fun, immersive adventure that moves at a brisk pace through lush settings, across dangerous terrain, and eventually out to the open sea.” Booklist (starred review)
“A lovely fable set during the final days of the Reconquista…[with] a thoughtful and beautiful balance between the real and the fantastic.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: G. Willow Wilson

Author Bio: G. Willow Wilson

G. Willow Wilson was born in New Jersey in 1982 and raised in Colorado. She is also the author of a memoir, The Butterfly Mosque, and the critically acclaimed comics Air and Vixen. She divides her time between Cairo and Seattle.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 14.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English