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Equal of the Sun

A Novel

By Anita Amirrezvani
Narrated by Simon Vance / 13 hours 48 minutes

Iran in 1576 is a place of peace, wealth, and dazzling beauty. But when the Shah dies without having named an heir, the court is thrown into tumult. Princess Pari, the Shah's daughter and closest adviser, knows more about the inner workings of the state than almost anyone, but the princess's maneuvers to instill order after her father's sudden death incite resentment and dissent. Pari and her trusted servant, a eunuch able to navigate the harem as well as the world beyond the palace walls, are in possession of an incredible tapestry of secrets and information that reveals a power struggle of epic proportions.

Based loosely on the life of Princess Pari Khan Khanoom, Equal of the Sun is a riveting story of political intrigue and a moving portrait of an unlikely friendship between a princess and a eunuch. Anita Amirrezvani is a master storyteller, and in her lustrous prose this rich and labyrinthine world comes to vivid life with a stunning cast of characters, passionate and brave men and women who defy or embrace their destiny in a Machiavellian game played by those who lust for power and will do anything to attain it.

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Author
Narrator Simon Vance
ISBN 9781452677828
Length 13 hours 48 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature
Libro.fm rank #162,213 Overall
Genre rank #57,937 in Fiction & Literature