Sultana: A Novel of Moorish Spain

Sultana: A Novel of Moorish Spain

by Lisa J. Yarde
     
 

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Book #1 of the Sultana series.

In thirteenth-century Moorish Spain, the realm of Granada is in crisis. The union of Fatima, granddaughter of the Sultan of Granada, with the Sultan's nephew Faraj has fractured the nation. A bitter civil war escalates and endangers both Fatima and Faraj's lives. All her life, Fatima has sheltered in lavish palaces where danger has

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Book #1 of the Sultana series.

In thirteenth-century Moorish Spain, the realm of Granada is in crisis. The union of Fatima, granddaughter of the Sultan of Granada, with the Sultan's nephew Faraj has fractured the nation. A bitter civil war escalates and endangers both Fatima and Faraj's lives. All her life, Fatima has sheltered in lavish palaces where danger has never intruded, until now. A precocious child and the unwitting pawn of her family, she learns how her marriage may determine her future and the fate of Granada. Her husband Faraj has his own qualms about their union. At a young age, he witnessed the deaths of his parents, and discovered how affluence and power gives little protection against indomitable enemies. Throughout the rugged frontiers of southern Spain, the burgeoning Christian kingdoms in the north and the desert states of North Africa, Fatima and Faraj survive ruthless murderers and intrigues. They unite against common enemies bent on destroying the last Moorish dynasty.

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Readers' Favorite Reviews - Karen Hutchins Pirnot
This is a novel which will appeal to historians and romantics alike. The author provides just enough history to tease and educate the reader and, at the same time, weaves in exactly the right amount of emotion and human interest from her characters to hook the reader from the get-go. For those who say that history is boring, this reader would respond, "Then go pick up a Lisa Yarde novel." Historical fiction takes a special kind of literary skill and this author has it!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456487614
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa J. Yarde writes fiction inspired by the Middle Ages in Europe. She is the author of two historical novels set in medieval England and Normandy, The Burning Candle, based on the life of Isabel de Vermandois, and On Falcon's Wings, chronicling the star-crossed romance between Norman and Saxon lovers. Lisa has also written Sultana, Sultana's Legacy and Sultana: Two Sisters, novels set during a turbulent period of Moorish Spain, where rivalries and ambitions threaten the fragile bonds between members of a powerful family. The six-part series will be completed in 2015.

Born in Barbados, Lisa currently lives in New York City. She is also an avid blogger and moderates at Unusual Historicals. She is also a regular contributor at Historical Novel Reviews and History and Women. Her personal blog is The Brooklyn Scribbler.

Learn more about Lisa and her writing at the website www.lisajyarde.com. Follow her on Twitter or become a Facebook fan. For information on upcoming releases from Lisa, join her mailing list at http://eepurl.com/un8on.

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