Equal of the Sun
Publication Date: June 2012
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.
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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"A dazzling historical novel of ancient Persia, a fairy tale of universal resonance." ---Gina Nahai, author of Caspian Rain