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.  

They are traded, kidnapped, and used as pawns in high-stakes political rivalries. They encounter women who worship cannons for fertility and magician-warlords who talk to the dead and play bloody games of chess with living slaves.  

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.

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”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.


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