FIC: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

May: Fiction Pick

This is an adventure tale, a journey, taken in 1492 as the Christians are retaking Andalusia.

The Sultan’s concubine together with the sultan’s mapmaker are fleeing the Inquisition, which

thinks the mapmaker is a sorcerer. They are assisted by a jinn, sort of like an animal familiar,

by water, through the Straits of Gibraltar, on their way to a possibly mythical island where the

Bird King lives. If you like a little fantasy, this is an enjoyable read.


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