The Saracen Storm by J.M. Nunez
I am so grateful to Love Book Group Tors for bringing this new book The Saracen Storm by J.M.Nunez to my attention. It sounds excellent.
Based on historical figures and events, The Saracen Storm is the sweeping saga of one of Spain’s best-loved heroes and the role he played in the nation’s darkest period: the Moorish invasion of its lands in 711 AD.
“An intense, action-packed story that will have you hooked from the moment you start reading it.” Readers’ Favorite
When nineteen-year-old Pelayo, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Asturias, is asked to lead a cohort of soldiers to hunt down a party of Saracen raiders, he seizes on the chance to escape the city and the scandals that have swirled around him for years. Trained in combat since he was a youth, and taught the dark arts of war by a brilliant ex-monk, he is determined to prove wrong those who say he is unfit for command. As he follows the trail of devastation left by the raiders, he discovers that Valentina, his half-brother’s betrothed, has been taken captive. The mission that he has viewed merely as an adventure now turns into a personal quest to save the headstrong daughter of his father’s closest ally from the slave markets of Arabia.
In the capital of Toledo, the sudden death of the monarch unravels old alliances, sparking a fierce competition for the throne. As the country descends into civil war, Musa ibn Nosseyr, Caliph al-Walid’s ambitious governor in Carthage, sees the Iberian nation’s troubles as an opportunity to expand the reach of the caliphate into Europe.