The Pet Hawk of the House of Abbas

The Pet Hawk of the House of Abbas


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The Pet Hawk of the House of Abbas by Dmitry Chen, Liv Bliss

The first book in Russia's acclaimed Silk Road Trilogy, available in English for the first time, is full of mystery, memorable characters, and nonstop adventure. In the heart of the world, where empires collide, Nanidat Maniakh, a dashing trader, is enjoying the good life as head of a powerful silk dynasty. Yet Fate has other plans: Nanidat's world is suddenly torn asunder by murder and revolution, and the fate of his homeland hangs in the balance. Overnight, this able merchant must become a cunning warrior and spy, while eluding assassins, negotiating with kings, and pursuing a long-lost love. This thrilling and rich historical thriller, set in 749 CE—in the part of the world we now know as Iran, Iraq, and Central Asia—vividly re-creates a lost world, yet its passions and conflicts are entirely relevant to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940585000
Publisher: Edward & Dee
Publication date: 09/16/2013
Series: Silk Road Trilogy Series , #1
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dmitry Chen is the pseudonym for a Russian author who has been observing and writing about Asia for more than 30 years. He has published seven novels and a variety of short stories. His Silk Road Trilogy was immensely popular in Russia and earned him a reputation as the most "foreign" writer in contemporary Russian literature. Liv Bliss has been a freelance translator, editor, and language consultant since the 1970s. Her translation of Godsdoom: The Book of Hagen by Nick Perumov was published in 2007. She lives in the White Mountains of Arizona.

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mermao More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting book for giving you a feel for the period in which it is set - central Asia in the crucial years when the Umayyad caliphate was overthrown and replaced by the Abassid caliphate. You can feel how the Arabs were resented by the Persians and other peoples of central Asia who had been conquered by them, even though these people had adopted Islam and to some extent become Arabized. The book also traces the origins of the Assassins to this period, many centuries before this notorious religious sect gained its reputation. The best I can say for the novel is that it whets my appetite to read the actual history of the period. The characters and their individual stories are less compelling and it probably would have been a better read had it not been written in the first person.