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.