Lord of the Atlas

The latest historical epic from Colin Falconer, for fans of Silk Road and Aztec.

Set in the beautiful and the barbaric world of 19th century Morocco, a now-lost world of ancient medinas, crumbling palaces, and wild mountain passes.


Marrakesh, Morocco 1893

Two former Royal Artillery officers are offered a small fortune to go to Morocco to help the Sultan quell a rebel uprising in the south. Purely an advisory role, they are told.

It seems to them like the easiest money they’ll ever make.

They couldn’t be more wrong.

They battle frostbite in the Atlas Mountains and endure the baking deserts of the sub-Sahara; they are traded, kidnapped, and tortured; and 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 three muzzle-loading cannon the Sultan has acquired are antiques that could explode in their faces at any moment.

Then there is the Lord of the Atlas himself, Amastan el-Karim, who harbors a shocking secret that could cost them both their lives – or give one of them a reason to live again.

An epic historical adventure evoking the beautiful and the barbaric of nineteenth-century Morocco, transporting the reader to a now-lost world. From the grimy streets of Victorian London to the high Atlas Mountains and sub-Saharan deserts of Morocco, this is adventure on a breath-taking scale.

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