Fantastic story, page-turner, couldn't put it down and what-have-you. The thought of 'a soul in exchange for a kingdom'...passionate and romantic. Jane's detailed description of the Alhambra...so true. This book got me interested in Ancient Spanish history all over again. Note: Know this is purely fiction but adding Boabdil el chico to the story made it almost believably true. Also, Muley Hassan is in fact a Caliph before Boabdil's reign but it is actually Muley Ali Hassan. Overall great read...recommend it.