The story of the father who saved his daughter from prison, where she was thrown by the last Visigoth king of Spain, is also the story of how four boats, filled with soldiers from North Africa, crossed into Spain in the 8th century, changing the history of that country for over 700 years.
It is a story that many have sought to forget or skew–but why?
Burning Boats: The Birth of Muslim Spain opens a tantalizing window. Based on legend and history, and with 23 color illustrations, it is a book for all ages. It is available on Amazon, Nook, iTunes and from Beacon Books. Here is the trailer.