Lord of the Atlas

Marrakesh, Morocco 1893

Two former army officers are offered a small fortune to help the Sultan of Morocco quell a rebel uprising. It seems like the easiest money they’ll ever make.

But they couldn’t be more wrong.

They are forced to battle the wild bandit armies of ruthless prophet-warlord, Bou Hamra, through the snows of the Atlas Mountains and the baking deserts of the Sahara.  

And the muzzle-loading cannon the Sultan has hired them to command are antiques that could explode in their faces at any moment.  

Then there is the Lord of the Atlas, Amastan el-Karim, who harbours a shocking secret that will change everything.

This is adventure on a breath-taking scale, evoking the beautiful and the barbaric of nineteenth-century Morocco, and transporting the reader to a now-lost world.


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“Riveting story set in Morocco, I couldn’t put this story down. I read most of last night and finished it today. Falconer doesn’t disappoint.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.

”This would make a great movie. The characters, location and story are of epic proportions. On a scale of Lawrence of Arabia.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.

”Grips you from start to finish.  The characters are well developed and believable and the plot is tightly constructed with several surprising twists. I definitely recommend this book.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.

“Wonderful book. This story is about two Englishmen who go to North Africa to work for a Sultan as the head of his artillery. They are thrust into the politics of the region and are captured by enemies of the Sultan. A fast paced book.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.

”I was overjoyed to find another Colin Falconer book. His attention to details is just 1 of the reasons his books are so hard to put down.“ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.

”Intrigue, betrayal, brutality all pervade this well written novel. Forbidden love appears in a most surprising way, but remains unfulfilled. Very enjoyable read.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.

”Mr Falconer keeps true to fans with a well written fiction of Moroccan life at the end of the 19th century. The story is fast paced and the characters believable (and some are ruthless). As I get older I find it harder to find a “couldn’t put is down” book but Lord of the Atlas was pretty close. Great story – is there room for a sequel I wonder?” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.

”A ripping yarn. A proper adventure. Brutal and captivating.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.

“A grand adventure story of a man who has lost his way and found himself in of all places…Morocco. A painful journey with moments of humor, an old and faithful friend and a little wisdom. I highly recommend this book as a must read. Kudos to the writer.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.

“Another Rip Roaring Historical Adventure from the Master. Once you start to read a Colin Falconer historical novel be prepared to give up whatever you planned for the next several days, as you will be enthralled and unable to put it down. This one is no exception. Exciting, interesting, set in an exotic location, wrapped in history, and a fast paced thrilling adventure, all result in high entertainment for the reader. Highly recommended and after you finish this one, keep going with others by Colin Falconer. None will disappoint.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.


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