Red Smoking Mirror with Nick Hunt
Wed 19 Jul 2023
7:00pm at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, 14-15 John St, Bath, BA1 2JL
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Join us as we welcome Nick Hunt back to Mr B’s to discuss his spectacular debut novel, Red Smoking Mirror.
Nick has previously written several travel books, including Where the Wild Winds Are, Walking the Woods and the Water, and most recently the Mr B’s favourite, Outlandish. Now he turns his hand to fiction with Red Smoking Mirror, an audacious novel set in an alternative 16th century Mexico, a place where cultures and religions clash and illness spreads through the masses…
About the book
The year is 1521 in the Mexica city of Tenochtitlan. Twenty-nine years earlier, Islamic Spain never fell to the Christians, and Andalus launched a voyage of discovery to the New Maghreb. For two decades the Jewish merchant Eli Ben Abram, who led the first ships across the sea, has maintained a delicate peace in the Moorish enclave of Moctezuma’s breath-taking capital, assisted by his Nahua wife Malinala.
But the emperor has been acting strangely, sacrifices are increasing at the temples, a mysterious sickness is spreading through the city, and there are rumours of a hostile army crossing the sea… A bravura reimagining of an alternate history, Red Smoking Mirror is a richly written novel of love and fate, of how cultures co-operate and clash, and of how individuals can shape and are shaped by the times they live through.