I like that this book mixes up Historical facts (like the Spanish Inquisition) with some fantasy and magical things and creatures (like in Hassan’s ability to create maps of places he doesn’t know, and, by doing so, he ends up bending reality). However, I kind of liked the premise more than the book itself. I expected it to have more history than fantasy, but the book ends up being more fantasy than history - more fiction, less reality. Not a bad book, just not what I was expecting. I also struggled a little bit to read the book, especially in the middle, and it took me about 2 months to finally finish reading it. The fantastic journey they go into is kind of interesting, but rather long in some parts.