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—Margaret George, bestselling author of The Memoirs of Cleopatra
“A ripping, action-crammed yarn, Shadow of the Swords puts us smack into the Crusades, making this period new and visceral and riveting. Kamran Pasha is a powerful new voice in historical fiction.”
—Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of Gates of Fire
"Forget everything you think you know about the Crusades. In this gorgeously wrought tale, Kamran Pasha depicts the other side of the legendary struggle with startling modern relevance. His unexpected vision of charismatic Saladin, tortured Richard the Lionheart, and the proud woman who comes between them is passionate, gilded with detail, and steeped in the blood and thunder of two antagonistic faiths, vying for possession of a beleaguered land. A triumph from start to finish!"
—C.W. Gortner, author of The Last Queen and The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
Pasha uses a combination of historical and fictional characters to tell his story.
It is the intersection of the three great faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam that gives the novel its strength and heart.
In the end, it was fun to pick up this book each night and let myself be fully immersed in it.
I am absolutely in love with this book. Behind the cheesiness of the book cover is a wonderfully written story of the Third Crusades, and prominent figures of the time such as King... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Caity
This was a fun and insightful read. It was hard to put down and pretty well paced. I would highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in the era the book is based on.Published 11 months ago by Omer I
Enjoyed it. Recomend it. Could not put it down.All characters were thought out and spoke to me on an intimate level.Published 16 months ago by khaldoun bitar
I bought this book august 1 2010 and just finished reading it today.3 days total.I buy 10 books a week but only read 2 or 3 in that time. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Brandy526@aol.com
This novel ought to come with an "alternate universe" label. I'd call myself a casual scholar of the Middle Ages, but I found myself saying, "that can't be right! Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by Literate - usually
As a prcticing, orthodox Jew, I was not expecting this book to be as eye-opening as it turned out to be. Although an acknowledged work of fiction, the message is clear. Read morePublished on December 20, 2010 by Rebshalom
Kamran has put together a great story about all the moving parts that revolved around the lives of Saladin and Richard leading up to their epic battle. Read morePublished on August 22, 2010 by Amad Amin
I really did enjoy reading Kamran Pasha's second book, "Shadow of the Swords." The characters are well developed, and the storyline leaves the reader immersed throughout the entire... Read morePublished on August 22, 2010 by BookWorm1
I did not finish this book. I set it down in disgust the first time when - dancing with a court lady, Richard "swept her in his arms despite the fact that the music was meant for... Read morePublished on August 20, 2010 by S. Williams