Equal of the Sun

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Equal of the Sun

By Anita Amirrezvani; Simon Vance (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781452637822

Publication Date: June 5, 2012

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.

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."

Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of "Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for "The King's Speech" by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an "AudioFile" Best Voice of 2009.

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