Saturday, 16 February 2013

A tour of some locations in 'The Lion's Embrace'

Today I am posting a few photos of some of the locations in 'The Lion's Embrace'.

First Algiers, where the story starts, and more particularly the Kasbah, the old town.

Then the oasis of Bou Saada, 'The City of Happiness', which inspired so many nineteenth century artists, including Etienne Dinet who is buried there.

The painting above was not from Dinet, but this one is.
And lastly the beautiful and mysterious Hoggar mountains in the far South of Algeria. I never tire of looking at these photos and hope that one day, I will be able to go there myself.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures. I will post more soon!

'The Lion's Embrace' - Blurb:
Algiers, 1845. Arrogant, selfish and dangerous, Lucas Saintclair is everything Harriet Montague dislikes in a man. He is also the best guide in the whole of the Barbary States, the only man who can rescue her archaeologist father from the gang of Tuareg fighters that has kidnapped him. As Harriet embarks on a perilous journey across Algeria with Saintclair and Archibald Drake, her father’s most trusted friend, she discovers a bewitching but brutal land where nothing is what it seems. Who are these men intent on stealing her father’s ransom? What was her father hoping to find in Tuareg queen Tin Hinan’s tomb? Is Lucas Saintclair really as callous as he claims—or is he a man haunted by a past he cannot forgive? Dangerous passions engulf Harriet’s heart in the heat of the Sahara. Secrets of lost treasures, rebel fighters, and a sinister criminal brotherhood threaten her life and the life of the man she loves.

Does forever lie in the lion’s embrace?

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  1. Amazing photos! Love that blue door especially :) Definitely adding this to me list of places I'd love to go to sometime!

  2. Thank you for visiting Meradeth. The doors and mosaics in palaces in the Kasbah are beautiful. Unfortunately many of the old houses and alleyways are so derelict they are now in danger of collapse. It is a real shame.