The Shining City
Set in Moorish Spain, The Shining City is the timeless story of love, family, and the unexpected consequences of our actions. Qasim has a secret that only his wife knows. But when his youngest son falls in love with the Caliph’s concubine, he sets off a train of unimaginable events that put all his family in danger.
It is the year 947 AD. The Moors have conquered Spain and the country is at peace. The caliph decides to build a new city and people flock from all over the country to live and work there, among them Qasim the potter and his family. But Qasim has a secret; his past is not what it seems. When a stranger arrives asking questions about him, he realises that all he has worked for could be destroyed. He has to keep a low profile. But his youngest son, Omar, has other ideas – he has fallen in love with the Caliph’s new concubine. His hot-headed actions lead to far-reaching consequences for all his family. Exotic, romantic and rich with historical detail, The Shining City is a timeless story of love, family, and the unexpected results of our actions.