Sultana's Legacy: A Novel of Moorish Spain

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Book #2 of the Sultana series.

In thirteenth-century Moorish Spain, the Sultanate of Granada faces a bleak future, as a tyrant seizes control. Fatima, the daughter of a Sultan, and her devoted husband Faraj have enjoyed years of peace and prosperity.

Now, a power-hungry madman claims the throne. He murders almost everyone Fatima holds dear. His reign fractures a weakened Sultanate, under siege from Christian ...

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Overview

Book #2 of the Sultana series.

In thirteenth-century Moorish Spain, the Sultanate of Granada faces a bleak future, as a tyrant seizes control. Fatima, the daughter of a Sultan, and her devoted husband Faraj have enjoyed years of peace and prosperity.

Now, a power-hungry madman claims the throne. He murders almost everyone Fatima holds dear. His reign fractures a weakened Sultanate, under siege from Christian kingdoms to the north and Moorish dynasties in the south.

Fatima must preserve the legacy of her forefathers at all costs. She risks everything, even the love and trust of her husband. Amidst treachery and intrigue, she stands alone against her adversaries, determined to avenge terrible losses. Can she survive the test of divided loyalties and shocking betrayals?

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Goodreads - Rick Friedman
Historical fiction has become quite popular in recent years, and this spike in popularity has raised the bar as far as reader expectations. Sultana's Legacy by Lisa Yarde is a welcome addition to the historical fiction genre. This is a very well written and well-researched novel, with several plots, each well-constructed to form a whole and characters that run the gamut from wise and pure to genuine evil.The main character, Fatima, although born to a powerful man, is well written and complex.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781939138125
  • Publisher: Alhambra Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2013
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (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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  • Posted December 7, 2011

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    Intrigue, ambition, and mayhem in 13th century Moorish Spain

    Sultana and its sequel, Sultana¿s Legacy, are wonderful historical fiction novels set in 13th century Moorish Spain. It is a tale of a young royal woman named Fatima, the Sultan¿s granddaughter, her husband Faraj, and an extended family fuelled by personal ambition and discord. Together, the novels span their entire lives. As one reads, one fully experiences how the characters evolve and are driven by circumstances that ultimately destroy family loyalties.

    Author Lisa Yarde brings to life an ancient world filled with beautiful description and vibrant characters. One cannot help but enjoy this rich story because of its beautiful prose and exotic setting. Filled with betrayal, plenty of suspense, and vengeance, this well-conceived and well-executed story is ripe with intrigue and speaks to the resilience of the human spirit.

    Sultana and its sequel, Sultana¿s Legacy, are the culmination of years of research, travel, and writing - a tale that is spellbinding because of its passion and intrigue. The author travelled extensively to the Al Hambra, walking its corridors and grounds getting a sense of the surroundings in which the heroine, Fatima, lived. This is why these novels resound with readers. It is the type of novel that will sweep you away into another world and time, and will keep you reading long past bedtime. I loved both of these novels, and I highly recommend them! A must read.

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