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  • Location: Granada

Court of Lions

Court of Lions

Why a Booktrail?

2000s and 5 centuries earlier: A secret is discovered in the walls of the Alhambra

  • ISBN: 978-1786694355
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Kate Fordham fled to Spain to start a new life. Amid the sunlit streets of Granada and the earthly paradise of the Alhambra’s gardens, towers and courtyards, she’s left her past far behind. But fate is about to bring her face-to-face with her greatest fear.

Five centuries ago, a message was hidden in the Alhambra’s walls. There it has lain, undisturbed by the tides of history – the fall of Granada, the expulsion of its last Sultan – until Kate discovers it.

Born of love in a time of desperation and danger, Kate’s discovery will be the catalyst that changes her life.

Travel Guide


This is a mulitlayered tour in the present day and 1400s Granada, Be prepared to be immersed in a new culture, language and secrets from the past


The Alahambra palaces, constructed by the medieval Moorish kinds of Granada and wrapped around by their majestic gardens, represented to her a sort of perfection: a paradise on earth. To get thrown out would be like getting expelled from Eden,

The Albacin

As she crossed into the Arab quarter known as the Albayzin, something shot out of the shadows and scurried through a path of moonlight and into the obscurity of the undergrowth at the foot of the Sabika Hill.

This is where Anna lives in the Calle Guinea.

Mezquita Mayor

Kate hears the muezzin at the mosque, the Mezquita Mayor, just a few streets away, starting to call the Muslim faithful to payer.

“The mosque had been constructed less than twenty years ago, the city finally bowing to the pressure to provide its significant North African population with somewhere to worship…”

“Catholic Spain might have expelled it Moors at the end of the fifteenth century, but it seemed they had been allowed to return more than half a millennium later, and be woven into the rich war and weft of the country they had done to much to civilize.”

Streetview Maps

C) Granada - Alhambra - Generalife Gardens
D) Granada - Albaicin - Mezquita Mayor

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Court of Lions

Destination: Granada  Author/Guide:  Jane Johnson   Departure Time: 2000s, 1400s

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