Equal of the Sun by Anita Amirrezvani

Started 5/28/2013: I read Amirrezvani’s first book, Blood of Flowers, and found it excellent. I know that I shall have to read it again to truly get all of the nuances and the like but the imagery and importance of the carpets is beautiful.

Now I have begun her new novel, Equal of the Sun, the story of Pari, a Shah’s favorite daughter and, undoubtedly, the equal of any man in the palace in the areas of governance and strategy. When the Shah dies unexpectedly, without a will or a named heir, Pari and the narrator, Javaher, her newest eunuch and gatherer of information, must navigate this world of men and prevent the Shah’s kingdom from falling into civil war amongst his sons.


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