Judith Tarr's beloved Arabian Nights story of a horse and his human appears for the first time in ebook form.
In medieval Cairo, the spoiled young prince Hasan finds that there are some laws even a descendant of the Prophet cannot break. For that, he pays a terrible price: condemned to silence and mute servitude, until death shall set him free.
In another quarter of the city, his hereditary enemy, child of the Turk who destroyed his family's wealth and pride, suffers a different but no less burdensome fate.
The two meet under the strangest of circumstances. Magic binds them; duty compels them. And hate, slowly but inevitably, turns into something else altogether.
Judith Tarr is the author of over three dozen novels, including the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated LORD OF TWO LANDS, and a number of novels of the Crusades, including QUEEN OF SWORDS, DEVIL'S BARGAIN, and ALAMUT. She lives at Dancing Horse Farm near Tucson, Arizona, where she raises and trains Lipizzan horses. She also writes as Kathleen Bryan (THE SERPENT AND THE ROSE) and Caitlin Brennan (HOUSE OF THE STAR).