The Sword Of God
ISBN: 1936940442
EAN13: 9781936940448
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 5, 2012
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 8.9" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The Sword of God The saga continues. In a time of faith and violence, poetry and magic, mirage and cold steel, old religion battles new. A young girl comes of age, a woman rides a sacred camel to rally her clan, and a man wields a heavenly sword. In the early years of Islam, three lives braid together. Khalid ibn al-Walīd never lost a battle, either fighting against the Prophet Muhammad or for him. Women no longer give birth to the likes of Khalid, the Prophet said. In old age, the general dictates his memoirs to a eunuch scribe, with a new perspective to all the blood he shed. In the desert oasis of Tadmor, twelve-year-old Rayah discovers the dangers of accepting her new religion and her own power. And in the desert of an earlier time, a childless woman works a spell. She spins power from heaven from which a love, a life and a deadly sword are forged. Her daughter will lead a desperate war--and recite Satanic Verses. About the Author Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Ann Chamberlin also spent big blocks of time as a child in Europe where her father was visiting professor of mathematics. After flitting from school to school and major to major including theater, history and English, she finally majored in Archaeology of the Middle East at the University of Utah. She spent a summer in Israel Read More chevron_right

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