What a wonderful story. This book was so vividly written and the language and descriptions really just painted a beautiful picture of this tale and the world it took place in!
The Bird King is the story of Fatima, a concubine to the last sultanate in the Iberian peninsula, 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?
The Bird King was a magical, stunning, and thrilling read! Definitely worth checking out!