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The Gate of the Burnt One-bookcover

By: Philip G Cohen

The Gate of the Burnt One

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Based on an intriguing alternative history hypothesis, this novel imagines a world where the Moors never left Southern Spain after their 800-year reign but instead expanded their empire across Europe. This fascinating premise is explored through the chaotic lens of a bumbling film crew in the Sahara desert. The director, lost in a haze of Moroccan kif, has embraced the local culture a little too enthusiastically. With the scriptwriters gone and the leading actor in a perpetual sulk inside his Airstream, the production is at a standstill.

Enter Tinctorio Indigolin, a bitcoin billionaire on the run from a Shakespeare-quoting Irish assassin. In a bid to leverage a tax loss, Indigolin acquires the film rights, injecting a new lease of life into the project. Mysteriously, a captivating screenplay begins to appear on set, page by page, night after night. Penned by an enigmatic writer, the script proposes a world where the Moors didn’t just resist expulsion in 1492 but went on to dominate Spain, France, and Italy, creating an Islamic State of Europe.

As the screenplay unfolds, it transforms the lives of everyone involved in the film. 

The narrative weaves through a labyrinth of twists, assassinations, and narrow escapes, employing the most unexpected methods, only to culminate in the most uplifting conclusion you’ll encounter this year.

The author is a Senior Scholar of Peterhouse and graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class Degree in English. He went on to study law, specializing in Commercial Litigation, and applied his creative skills in legal practice for his many grateful clients, prior to taking up fiction. His cases are in the law books and on the syllabus. He is now Senior Partner Litigation for a Worldwide law firm. He lives in London and Cadaqués in Spanish Catalonia.

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