Welcome. If you’re here, it’s because you have found this site through various searches, and are interested in the novel, A Royal Courtesan. As of this writing, it is still in progress, about 1/3 written so far.
What started as an idea for a fluffy romance novel became something much larger, and more (to me) important. It requires ongoing research into the period, the region, the people, and most of all, the significant events occurring around this time (11th century Syria). It’s a pivotal time in human history, when the Islamic, Roman, and Byzantine empires were positioning themselves for supremacy in the region, and old traditions were being systematically supplanted by already-institutionalized churches and governments.
This book is very much a work of fiction, but is set amongst critical changes in our history.