The Sword and the Scimitar
By (author) David Ball
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Sword and the Scimitar by David Ball
Book DescriptionNico and Maria, Maltese brother and sister, are separated when young Nico is abducted by Moorish slavers. Taken to Algiers to be the personal slave of a wealthy merchant, he becomes a pawn in household politics and sets out to escape. Extraordinary events lead him to the court of Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottomans. Stranded alone on Malta, Maria must learn to survive helped only by a group of Jewish refugees. A sweeping historical epic set against the backdrop of the desperate conflict between Christian Europe and the Islamic Ottoman Empire, The Sword and the Scimitar vividly portrays an irresistible and fast-moving world of adventure, war, treachery and love.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099457954
(198mm x 129mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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We are the Birds of the Coming Storm, Hardback (September 2014)
Tells a story that centers on two young women: Voltairine, a dancer who no longer dances but whose body is still haunted by the movement of dance, and her soulmate Emile, a young woman recovering from unexpected cardiac arrest. The girls are inseparable, and both their lives have been shattered by the horror of rape.
Transit, Paperback (August 2012)
A brilliantly shrewd and cynical universal chronicle of war and exile
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Djibril, a young Djiboutian voluntarily exiled in Montreal, returns to his native land to prepare a report for an American economic intelligence firm. Meanwhile, a shadowy, threatening figure imprisoned in an island cell seems to know Djibril's every move.
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Author Biography - David Ball
David Ball lives in the Rockies with his wife, Melinda, and children, Ben and Li. The Sword and the Scimitar is his second novel.
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