9781451660470

Equal of the Sun : A Novel

  • ISBN 13:

    9781451660470

  • ISBN 10:

    1451660472

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/19/2013
  • Publisher: Scribner

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Summary

Based on the life of an Iranian princess this is "a fine historical novel, a story of intrigue and action…its scheming and parricide rival A Game of Thrones…and may remind you of Mary Renault's stunning The Persian Boy" ( San Francisco Chronicle). Iran in 1576 is a place of wealth and dazzling beauty. But when the Shah dies without having named an heir, the court is thrown into tumult. Princess Pari, the Shah's daughter and protÉgÉe, knows more about the inner workings of the state than almost anyone, but her maneuvers to instill order after her father's sudden death incite resentment and dissent. Pari and her closest adviser, Javaher, a eunuch able to navigate the harem as well as the world beyond the palace walls, possess an incredible tapestry of secrets that explode in a power struggle of epic proportions. Legendary womenfrom Anne Boleyn to Queen Elizabeth I to Mary, Queen of Scotschanged the course of history in the royal courts of England. While they are celebrated, few people know of the powerful and charismatic women in the Muslim world. Based loosely on Princess Pari Khan Khanoom, Equal of the Sunis a riveting story of political intrigue that brings one extraordinary woman to light. Anita Amirrezvani is a master storyteller, and her lustrous prose brings to life this rich and labyrinthine world with a stunning cast of characterspassionate and brave men and women who defy or embrace their destiny in a Machiavellian game played by those who lust for power and will do anything to attain it.

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