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Allah’s Architect

By Mark Dewar

In the Caliphate of Cordoba the ruler, Hakam, is consolidating the position of his only son, Hisham, as heir to the throne. 

In celebration of Caliph Hakam’s power and piety his officials are finalising the arrangements for the opening of a magnificent extension to the Great Mosque.

As the self-designated architect of Allah, Hakam has arranged for an ancient and revered copy of the Quran to be installed in the Great Mosque. When the Quran goes missing what ensues is a precursor of the bloodshed that will follow as various factions bid to seize control of the Caliphate.

What starts as a celebration, ends in a bloodbath.

Allah’s Architect offers a fascinating glimpse into history, taking readers to a time and place that may be unfamiliar to many, but one which is populated by a host of vivid and memorable characters, places and events that will thrill lovers of historical fiction and character-driven novels alike.

Mark Dewar is the pen name of the writing team Peter Dewar and Mark Heywood. Peter spent many years working in a number of Islamic countries and has an abiding interest in the history and consequences of Islamic culture in Spain as well as other countries in Europe. Mark is a novelist and screenwriter with a keen interest in the history and culture of Spain. He lives in London and Andalucía.

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