The years of civil war that followed the death of the strong and ruthless al-Mansur were long and bloody, as one pretender after another tried to take over the caliphate, ostensibly ruled by the weak and infirm al-Hisham II. From 1009 until 1031 AD the country was in turmoil.
The three brothers find their loyalties in conflict when al-Hisham is thrown into jail and a new caliph is on the throne. Led by Ahmad they do all they can to help al-Hisham.
Finally al-Hisham is reinstated to the throne but the city is surrounded and Córdoba is under siege. As they struggle to survive in the besieged city, with no food, little water and no means of escape, the brothers come up with a plan. One way or another they must escape from the city but Ahmad refuses to go unless they take the caliph with them.
Book Three in the al-Andalus series will be published in paperback on 18th September 2017 but if you can’t wait that long you can pre-order a Kindle copy now from Amazon and it will be available on 28th July in time for your summer holidays.