It is October 1264. Outside the city an army awaits the signal to attack.
Within the city walls, fourteen year old Nathan, his older cousin, Rebecca and their friend, Atta, face an uncertain future. On this fateful day, the city they have always known is about to be torn apart. Friends and family are about to be scattered far and wide. Each of them has a fateful decision to make.Each has a journey to undertake.
In war-torn Al Andalus King and Emir vie for supremacy. Bandits and pirates roam land and sea in their wake, as our heroes set out on their desperate journeys to find freedom and safety. If they are to succeed, they must first face down their fears and decide what sort of people they want to be. All of them have to grow up.
Not all of them will make it home.
Book 1 in the Al Andalus series
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About the Author
Julie Anderson is a writer and publisher. She writes as J.J.Anderson, both for younger readers - the Al Andalus series - and for older ones - ‘The Village; A Year in Twelve Tales’, all are published by The Story Bazaar. Julie was born in the English midlands, but she has lived in South London with her husband and cats for most of her adult life. There they enjoy the cultural life of the city with their friends. Occasionally they visit their Andalucian home, which they also love. Julie blogs under the name ‘JulieJ’, at www.thestorybazaar.com, reporting on current cultural events and exhibitions in London, places and people of historical interest, life and events in southern Spain and writing and publishing.You can also find her on Twitter as jjstorybazaar. .Julie set up The Story Bazaar in 2015, so as to publish her own writing and take advantage of the freedom offered by digital technology, print on demand and the access to market via numerous online retailers and booksellers. But she found lots of other people, just waiting for the opportunity to share their writing, so the Bazaar has grown. Check out its books at www.thestorybazaar.com.