The Bird King

The Bird King Set in 1491 during the reign of the last sultanate in the Iberian peninsula, The Bird King is the story of Fatima, the only remaining Circassian concubine to the sultan, 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 As Fatima and Hassan traverse Spain with the help of a clever jinn to find safety, The Bird King asks us to consider what love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate. Free Read [ The Bird King ] by [ G. Willow Wilson ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 440 pages
  • The Bird King
  • G. Willow Wilson
  • English
  • 05 September 2018
  • 080212903X

10 thoughts on “The Bird King

  1. says:

    The real struggle on this earth is not between those who want peace and those who want war It s between those who want peace and those who want justice If justice is what you want, then you may often be right, but you will rarely be happy3 stars I have lots of positive things to say about The Bird King, but I am going to get what will surely be the main problem for many people out of the way first this book is SO SLOW I honestly considered not finishing it, which I hate to do for arcsThe real struggle on this earth is not between those who want peace and those who want war It s between those who want peace and those who want justice If justice is what you want, then you may often be right, but you will rarely be happy3 stars I have lots of positive things to say about The Bird King, but I am going to get what will surely be the main problem for many people out of the way first this book is SO SLOW I honestly considered not finishing it, which I hate to do for arcs In the end, I was glad I p...

  2. says:

    Set in 1491 Grenada, most of this novel reads like a devoted historical novel where the Muslim world is mixed with the Christian at a time when the Spanish Inquisition is running strong and the last Emirate is about to fall.Fatima, the last concubine, and her friend Hassan, a mapmaker with the ability to open up doors to the Other, transforms this novel from a strict historical to an outright fantasy But it happens slowly The historicity of the world is rich and lush and it introduces the worl Set in 1491 Grenada, most of this novel reads like a devoted historical novel where the Muslim world is mixed with the Christian at a time when the Spanish Inquisition is running strong and the last Emirate is about to fall.Fatima, the last concubine, an...

  3. says:

    I received a free e copy of The Bird King by G Willow Wilson from NetGalley for my honest review.Thank you G Willow Wilson for this beautiful and enchanting novel, written with rich history The writing is absolutely magical and rich with emotion The kind of writing that makes you go back and re read par...

  4. says:

    Lies are for those who are afraid or ashamed of what they are, and I am neither The Bird King tells us the story of Fatima, a royal concubine and Hassan a cartographer in the Muslim palace in Granada, Spain.It is a setting filled with vivid detail where we learn about a time when Catholics take back the territory that Muslims conquered in the Iberian Peninsula,specifically, the regions of Spain and Portugal It tells us about the Spanish Inquisition, the radical persecution that they maLies are for those who are afraid or ashamed of what they are, and I am neither The Bird King tells us the story of Fatima, a royal concubine and Hassan a cartographer in the Muslim palace in Granada, Spain.It is a setting filled with vivid detail where we learn about a time when Catholics take back the territory that Muslims conquered in the Iberian Peninsula,specifically, the regions of Spain and Portugal It tells us about the Spanish Inquisition, the radical persecution that they made to those they considered heretics I confess I usually avoid books with religious themes because I m always afraid that in a clash of beliefs, one religion will be portrayed as evil and another as good However, the author knew how to balance it and I was glad This is a story that s read almost like a fairytale It presents historical elements and blends with magical realism This is the kind of novel you might have a hard time understanding, as it uses a lot of metaphors and symbolism and open interpret...

  5. says:

    Note I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Grove Atlantic Grove Press in exchange for an honest review.A Circassian concubine in Alhambra, at the time of the last sultan, learnes of a threat to her gay friend and decides that they must run away in order to save him.The writing is beautiful and lyrical, and the story is a mix between historical fiction, fantasy and magical realism The first part, taking place in Alhambra and the desert, I found very good and greatly enjoyed it, but theNote I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Grove Atlantic Grove Press in exchange for an honest review.A Circassian concubine in Alhambra, at the time of the last sultan, learnes of a threat to her gay friend and decides that they must run away in order to save him.The writing is beautiful and lyrical, and the story is a mix between historical fiction, fantasy and magical realism The first part, taking place in Alhambra and the desert, I found very good and greatly enjoyed it, but the second part I didn t like that much, maybe because it felt rushed and possibly also because of too much magical realism.3 3.5 I ll finish with some quotes I liked She could not envision a God who demanded such particularity of belief, whose mercy and forgiveness were confined to such a precise segment of humankind Nor, if it came to t...

  6. says:

    Mini review DNFTrigger warning Mention of war Up till the point I read.I received this E ARC via Grove Atlantic and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I was really looking forward to reading this I ve read and enjoyed Ms Marvel Unfortunately I didn t enjoy it.I really enjoyed the friendship between the two main characters However as I read on I started to lose interest I didn t ...

  7. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley and Grove Atlantic for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest reviewWhat a book Wonderful prose, great characters, interesting settingwhat else could a reader want Full review to come.

  8. says:

    I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Many thanks to NetGalley and Grove Press The Bird King is a historical magical realism fantasy set during the last days of the Reconquista In the beginning of the book, there is an element of despair and melancholy as the combined forces of Castile and Aragon start to close in on Granada.The book stars Fatima, a slave in the sultan s harem and her dearest friend, Hassan, a mapmaker who can create maps of places he s never s I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Many thanks to NetGalley and Grove Press The Bird King is a historical magical realism fantasy set during the last days of the Reconquista In the beginning of th...

  9. says:

    A compelling story from a harem slave s point of view This is the historical moment when Isabel and Fredrick unite Spain and finish extraditing both the Moors Muslims and Jews Due to a poor background in history I was unaware that these acts occurred during the same time period, and with the aid of, the Inquisition Fatima dreams of freedom d...

  10. says:

    Big thanks to Bookish First for providing me with an advanced copy.I do not like DNFing books that I get sent for review It feels disrespectful to me for someone to go out of their way to send me a copy and then for me not to take the time to finish it However, I am in no mood to force myself to finish something that I am not feeling I feel another serious bout of depression coming on, and so I don t think it would be good for my health to do anything that brings me down these days I m truly Big thanks to Bookish First for providing me with an advanced copy.I do not like DNFing books that I get sent for review It feels disrespectful to me for someone to go out of their way to send me a copy and then for me not to take the time to finish it However, I am in no mood to force myself to finish something that I am not feeling I feel another serious bout of depression coming on, and so I don t think it would be good for my health to do anything that brings me down these days I m truly sorry On to my review.I didn t dislike this book I just could not for the life of me get into it It s very beautifully written, but it is very detailed and rich in setting I...

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