Equal of the Sun

By Anita Amirrezvani; Simon Vance (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, Compact Disc, 9781452607825)

Publication Date: June 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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“Persia in the 16th century is rife with intrigue and danger. The Shah has died without a successor, and his daughter and protege, Princess Pari Khan Kanoom, maneuvers to secure a position of power in a man's world. She is aided by the eunuch, Javaher, a man who loves the princess more than life. Based on historical figures, this sumptuous portrayal of the royal court of Persia is the story of a woman who took risks and made her mark on history.”
-- Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR


Description

From the author of the internationally bestselling The Blood of Flowers comes a compelling, gorgeously crafted tale of power, loyalty, intrigue, and love in the royal court of sixteenth-century Iran.




About the Author

Anita Amirrezvani is the internationally bestselling author of The Blood of Flowers, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and a former staff writer and dance critic for the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times. She is currently an adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Simon Vance, a former BBC Radio presenter and newsreader, is a full-time actor who has appeared on both stage and television. He has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, including one for his narration of Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. A twelve-time Audie finalist, Simon has won Audie Awards for The King's Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, and Market Forces by Richard K. Morgan. Winner of the 2008 Booklist Voice of Choice Award, Simon has also been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009.




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CONVERSATION STARTERS

  1. In the opening pages of Equal of the Sun, Javaher notes: “People say that one’s future is inscribed on the forehead at birth—Pari’s forehead announced a future that was rich and storied.” Does Pari fulfill her prophecy? What about Javaher?




Praise For Equal of the Sun

"A dazzling historical novel of ancient Persia, a fairy tale of universal resonance." ---Gina Nahai, author of Caspian Rain

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