“Sweeping between the past and present, this is a cracking and engaging read that will leave you looking at the world a little differently” – Andrew Taylor, author of THE ASHES OF LONDON
Kate Fordham arrived in the sunlit city of Granada over a year ago. In the shadow of the beautiful Alhambra palaces she works as a waitress serving tourists in a busy bar. She pretends she’s happy with her new life – but fate is about to bring Kate face-to-face with her greatest fear.
Five centuries ago, a mysterious message on a stolen scrap of paper was hidden in one of the Alhambra’s ancient walls. There it has lain, undisturbed by the tides of history – the fall of Granada, the expulsion of its last sultan – until Kate discovers it. Born of love, in a time of danger and desperation, Kate’s discovery will be the catalyst that changes her life forever.
Court of Lions bridges time, interweaving the stories of a modern woman who must confront her unimaginable past and the man who must face his unthinkable future, bringing one of history’s great turning points to life in an epic saga of romance and redemption.
Publishing 6 July 2017
496pp £18.99 hardback