"I've never read a historical fantasy before. This one takes place in 1491, the year Ferdinand and Isabel take over the last Muslim territory in the Iberian Peninsula. Fatima, 16, is the favorite concubine (part of the fantasy) to the elderly sult..."
"David France was a gay journalist who made a career of documenting the plague of HIV and AIDS, especially in NYC in the 1980s and 1990s. He stresses how the plague affected those most affected by AIDS, especially as the death tolls rose past 100..."