Om Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree
';Tariq Ali captures the humanity and splendor of Muslim Spain ... real history as well as fiction ... a book to be relished and devoured' (The Independent). The savagery of the Reconquest tore apart the world of the Banu Hudayl family. For the doomed Muslims of late-fifteenth-century Spain, the approaching forces of Christendom bring not peace but the sword. Capturing the brutality of a war both military and culturaland the price paid by the innocentTariq Ali opens his Islam Quintet with a harrowing and profound historical fiction.