[PDF/EBOOK] The Bird King ☆ G. Willow Wilson

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The Bird King

The Bird King Read × 6 Rule With their freedoms at stake what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace wallsAs 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. 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 SpainIt is a setting filled with vivid detail where we learn about a time when Catholics take back the territory that Muslims conuered in the Iberian Peninsula specifically the regions of Spain and Portugal It tells us about the Spanish Inuisition 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 interpretations You will be thoroughly confused in some passages trying to decipher the meaning behind and failing or you can just go with the wind and let yourself be swayed by beautiful lyrical prose as I did The author delivers a rich description of the world she created creating a uniue atmosphere and beautiful imagery that s almost poetic I absolutely loved itAs for the characters we have two main Fatima and Hassan although I think Fatima gets protagonism Even though Fatima seems at first a bratty girl you feel for her This is a story that supposedly does not have romance but it has love Her loyalty her love for her best friend Hassan got my sympathyFatima s undying love for Hassan is unreuited because Hassan absolutely loves her but not in a romantic way he is gay Both Fatima and Hassan are overprotective with each other and if needed would die for one anotherHassan persecuted because of his sexual orientation and ability to create magical maps that bend reality struggles to find someone willing to love him Fatima struggles to let Hassan goThey embark on a journey to save their lives and to find freedom They decide that only a mythical Island where a mythical king lives aka the King of Birds is the only place they will be safe from Inuisition so the book becomes a VERY slow journey to reach the island where Fatima and Hassan go through many obstacles and learn many things In my opinion the journey took too long it dragged through most part of the book and it made me lose interest several times However through the book I got attached to the characters and it made me go on Besides Fatima and Hassan we have three other characters that are relevantLuz a Spanish Lady in WaitingDiplomat envoy from the Spanish ueen is the villain that commands armies against them Her relationship with Fatima is something very complicated and complex Vikram is a Djinn that is fond of Fatima and he has the best uotes As a Djinn he was supposed to be a fickle trickster creature driven by impulses and desires and yet he becomes the voice of reason and honesty many times and never fails to be loyal to Fatima I wouldn t mind reading a spin off of his past because he s that great And finally we have Gwennec a Breton monk that is not yet a priest but dreams to become one He becomes someone crucial in the lives of Hassan and Fatima and I absolutely loved him I would have liked to see so much of him and his complicated feelings for a certain character The end was rushed and a bit confusing I confess I was slightly disappointed It was bittersweet and it left some uestions lingering Nevertheless in the end I felt a pang of nostalgia in a way that a book did not make feel for a long long time I was so sad with the death of a certain character and it was hard to say goodbye to characters that I saw growing and maturing through the story and I felt so proud of them In conclusion this book might not be for everyone and some might perhaps find it boring because this book reuires patience and there are parts where you might get lost not in a good way BUT if you enjoy Historical Magical Realism and Fantasy genres with beautiful prose slow narrative and interesting characters you will most likely enjoy this I certainly didTW attempted rape ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you Shadow of Doubt Newpointe 911 Series #2 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. 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The Bird King Read × 6 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. I was a huge fan of Wilson s 2012 debut novel Alif the Unseen I loved her heady concoction of Middle Eastern fantasy and modern hacker culture woven into a truly uniue and spell binding tale I have been waiting for seven years for her second novel and here it is at lastIt started out in a promising fashion Set in Granada in 1491 Fatima is a concubine in the court of the sultan She is a possession and has little freedom but manages to befriend the royal mapmaker Hassan has an unusual gift he is able to alter reality with the detailed maps he draws Hassan and Fatima become good friends and find comfort in each other s company but word of Hassan s gift travels to the court of King Ferdinand and ueen Isabella of Spain The emissaries of the Spanish Inuisition are sent to Granada to learn about this Muslim sorcerer who could be a threat to Christian rule Fearing for Hassan s life Fatima urges him to flee with her and flee they do along with a few unusual characters to guide their way One of the characters is a recycled protagonist from Alif Here s the thing I love Wilson s imagination but the storyline became increasingly random and unmoored It felt very much like she was making it all up on the fly and had no idea herself where she was going with her story The longer it went on the muddier and convoluted the plot becameA 3 for me a ton of potential interesting characters and some good world building but an ultimately aimless and strangely un affecting epic journey I liked it but didn t love it Here s hoping her next book is back to Alif level storytelling Thanks to NetGalley and Grove Atlantic for an ARC of this novel My review however is based on the hardcover edition Paragon Walk uniue and spell binding tale I have been waiting for seven years for her second novel and here it is at lastIt started out in a promising fashion Set in Granada in 1491 Fatima is a concubine in the court of the sultan She is a possession and has little freedom but manages to befriend the royal mapmaker Hassan has an We unusual gift he is able to alter reality with the detailed maps he draws Hassan and Fatima become good friends and find comfort in each other s company but word of Hassan s gift travels to the court of King Ferdinand and The Moon Platoon Space Runners #1 ueen Isabella of Spain The emissaries of the Spanish Inuisition are sent to Granada to learn about this Muslim sorcerer who could be a threat to Christian rule Fearing for Hassan s life Fatima The Echo urges him to flee with her and flee they do along with a few The Asset Wounded Warrior #1 unusual characters to guide their way One of the characters is a recycled protagonist from Alif Here s the thing I love Wilson s imagination but the storyline became increasingly random and Shadow of Doubt Newpointe 911 Series #2 unmoored It felt very much like she was making it all Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible up on the fly and had no idea herself where she was going with her story The longer it went on the muddier and convoluted the plot becameA 3 for me a ton of potential interesting characters and some good world building but an The Ruminator ultimately aimless and strangely Infamous un affecting epic journey I liked it but didn t love it Here s hoping her next book is back to Alif level storytelling Thanks to NetGalley and Grove Atlantic for an ARC of this novel My review however is based on the hardcover edition

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The Bird King Read × 6 New from the award winning author of Alif the Unseen and writer of the Ms Marvel series G Willow WilsonSet 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. 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 Inuisition is running strong and the last Emirate is about to fallFatima 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 world of the Jinn and magic in pure magical realism style later becoming an outright adventure to find the Bird KingThe old world has died The only course now is survival Perhaps happiness But mostly it s just finding a place to survive and if it is with the help of the Jinn and all the creatures under Allah so be it Allah made all I liked the message at the end of the bookI also happened to like G Willow Wilson s Alif the Unseen a lot But that being said there s a lot to love right here Doctors Ambassadors Secretaries Humanism and Professions in Renaissance Italy 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 world of the Jinn and magic in pure magical realism style later becoming an outright adventure to find the Bird KingThe old world has died The only course now is survival Perhaps happiness But mostly it s just finding a place to survive and if it is with the help of the Jinn and all the creatures Engendering Song Singing and Subjectivity at Prespa Albanian Weddings Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology under Allah so be it Allah made all I liked the message at the end of the bookI also happened to like G Willow Wilson s Alif the Unseen a lot But that being said there s a lot to love right here


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    Free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · G. Willow Wilson G. Willow Wilson · 6 Download Summary The Bird King I was a huge fan of Wilson’s 2012 debut novel “Alif the Unseen” I loved her heady concoction of Middle Eastern fantasy and modern hacker culture woven into a truly uniue and spell binding tale I have been waiting for seven years for her second novel and here it is at lastIt started out in a promising fashion Set in Granada in 1491 Fat

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    [PDF/EBOOK] The Bird King ☆ G. Willow Wilson I received a free e copy of The Bird King by G Willow Wilson from NetGalley for my honest reviewThank you G Willow Wilson for this beautiful and enchanting novel written with rich history The writing is absolutely magical and rich with emotion

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    [PDF/EBOOK] The Bird King ☆ G. Willow Wilson G. Willow Wilson · 6 Download A few lulls but for the most part an excellent read It felt like I was reading a Guy Gavriel Kay book; which is a huge compliment There is a lot of Muslim culture here that most Westerners are not likely to be familiar with I loved learning

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