seek a great perhaps
Fandoms: Original Work, Historical Fiction
18 Mar 2019
Granada is the last of them, the last of the Cities of Al-Andalus, the shining daughters of the caliphate of Cordóba. She is the last immortal on the peninsula still giving prayers to Allah.
She will scrape for power for as long as she can, protect her people against the Christians. Yes, she is no military power, but she carries the power of trade and old alliances in her grasp.
For now, her tongue learns these strange foreign languages, tries its hand at politics. She has to be the best on the peninsula, has to last for as long as possible.
She knows she will die someday, will be the last of her sisters to fall to the Christians, but for now she speaks the names of her sisters to the god her people believe in.
Cordóba. Toledo. Seville. Valencia.
By the name of the great and merciful Allah, please protect them.
- Part 1 of seek a great perhaps
- Part 62 of author's favorites
- Part 27 of when it feels like the world's gone mad (dark stories)