(From the publisher):
The Angel with One Hundred Wings
re-creates the magical world of ninth-century Baghdad, then known as the City of Peace. The historical city of the Thousand and One Nights
, Baghdad was the fabulously wealthy capital of an empire that stretched from Afghanistan to Spain, a place where the arts and sciences flourished while Europe languished in the dark ages.
The novel follows the plight of Abulhassan, an elderly pharmacist and respected alchemist, whose honesty over the years has won him the sultan's friendship. When his protégé, the young prince of Persia, falls in love with the sultan's mistress, Abulhassan must choose between betraying his oldest friend and betraying his most beloved one. Abulhassan balances the two as long as he can, but eventually finds his own life is on the line, mixed up in deadly palace intrigue. As rumor and gossip spread, different factions at court try to use the impending scandal for their own ends, forcing the lovers to make a climactic escape.
Original title: The Angel with One Hundred Wings
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Asia→ Middle East