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The Princess Sultana's Circle (The Princess Trilogy #3)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  4,446 Ratings  ·  244 Reviews
Di bagian akhir dari trilogi Princess ini, kisah mengenai Sultana, sang putri dari kerajaan Saudi Arabia ini diperluas ke lingkungan keluarga besarnya. Kisahnya lebih mengejutkan...

“Saya telah membaca semua trilogi Princess dan kisah yang terakhir inilah favorit saya.” —Jedidiah Palosaari,

Komentar lain tentang Trilogi Princess “Princess adalah sebuah kisah nyata
Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 2008 by Ufuk Publishing House (first published January 1st 1999)
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Feb 07, 2016 عبدالله rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A volcano of Lies !!!

لطالما راودني سؤال المصداقية حول ثلاثية جين ساسون وما تكتبه من اخبار الاسرة السعودية .. وبقيت بين جذب وشد .. ولكن الحبل انقطع في يدي لانه قصير ..

حبل كذب قصير .. قطع بعد كتابين لاتأكد بما لا يدع مجالا للشك بان الاحداث كلها مختلقة تسمع الماتبة قصة ما فتبني عليها فصلا وبعد عدة فصول تخرج كتابا ..

تأكدت من هذه الحقيقة بعد قصة الفصل الثاني الذي اعلنت فيه الاميرة انها تستطيع خلع الحجاب في العرس حيث لا يتواجد سوى زوحها وشقيق زوجها والمطوع كما سمته والعريس .. لو ان الراوية هي سعودية
Amna Akrm
It was an overdose, I am from Saudi Arabia and I can tell you that women in my hometown are not treated as badly as the book suggests. In fact I was surprised at the kinds of things mentioned in the book, I have never heard of a single Saudi girl I knew who was forced into marrying a old ugly man, and this book is full of such stories and much more. Majority of the people treat their women as equals and love and respect them, they might not be able to drive but they have drivers to their service ...more
Princess Sultana's Circle is the third book in Jean Sasson's Princess trilogy. I really loved the first book. The second was good. But by the time I got to the third book I was starting to feel a little jaded.

Let me just say that I believe that a lot of events described in this book are things that do occur in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. I believe that women are considered and treated as even lower than second class citizens there and that they suffer greatly because of it.
Jan 21, 2009 Miste rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I thought the first book was really interesting, but by the 3rd book it was getting annoying. It's hard to take someone seriously that goes out and blows $500K on a shopping spree in New York. If she was really serious about doing something of value for women she would invest in things that would really make a difference for women like education, business opportunities, etc. I guess I found it harder to be sympathetic to her "family". I don't doubt that life is hard for her, but I can't help thi ...more
Sep 02, 2016 Nadja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Za nijansu slabiji od prethodnog dela, ali mi se poslednja scena pred epilog posebno svidela. Dopalo mi se kako je završena trilogija (iako sam čula sa imaju još dva nastavka koja btw ne planiram da čitam): "Nadam se da će se svaka žena jednog dana pridružiti mom krugu, i da će svaka žena na svetu sada moći da pomogne drugoj ženi u nevolji" TAKO JE! GIRL CODE! Možda mi na Balkanu nemamo takve probleme kao u Saudijskoj Arabiji ali definitivno imamo probleme (kao i ostali delovi sveta) sa kojima m ...more
Apr 16, 2008 Hillary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone with a heart
There is an entire series of these Princess books, all of which I have read with an open heart. I wish I could say that I have searched for ways to make a difference, but, I have cherished my many freedoms with a clearer head and more open heart.
Nicki Hill
Jun 01, 2010 Nicki Hill rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
ugh. i really hated this. i read the first of the series some months ago, and although not written well, i felt like it was an important story to tell. i was disappointed to be reading this third installment about utter misogyny. the sultana is a woman who's place in society is that of a victim, victim to her circumstance of dirty money and idle time. i do not doubt that she is limited to help women, a cause, she vehemently says she believes in. however, i do believe with a little self control a ...more
♥ Marlene♥
Read books 1 and 2 years ago and they were enjoyable easy reads so enduring another reading slump, the second in 1 month I was glad to start reading this. At least back to reading again.

Eta: update March 11. Yes back to reading but not so good in writing my thoughts after reading my books. Oh well.

This was just an easy read. Not as interesting as book 1. I did bookmark a lot of things about their religion that angered me but I can't be bothered to look at them again.Finished this book nearly a w
The conclusion of the 'Princess' trilogy. Reading the books in sequence allows the reader to follow the progression of the life of Sultana, Princess of the House of Saud, of Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, I cannot, at this time, get my hands on the second book, 'Princess Sultana's Daughters.' In this book, as with previous ones, there are torturous and despicable depictions of culturally-approved and sanctioned use and abuse of women as property by men in Arabia, and the battle and struggle of Sul ...more
Jul 27, 2012 Amina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very powerful. Anyone curious about the lives of middle eastern women should read this book. It is a little graphic but very good. Great ending to this series!
Danielle Stoll
Dec 19, 2011 Danielle Stoll rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Danielle by: Laurie Stoll
The review I have of this book has been a hard one for me to decide. Sasson has always been in the spotlight of controversy because it is argued whether these stories and characters are fictional. I first read the trilogy in my early teens when my mother passed it on to me and from then I always chose to believe the word of the author as she claimed she retold the stories as they were told to her. Sadly, after re-reading the three books in my early 20’s I am not sure I hold the same opinion, mos ...more
Kristy Buzbee
Sep 18, 2008 Kristy Buzbee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, nonfiction
This was the last book in the Princess trilogy, written by a real-life Saudi Arabian princess. In it, Sultana's children are grown up, and she is left reflecting on her life - and feeling like she hasn't done enough. She struggles with alcoholism, which to be honest, I would have turned to at a much earlier point if I were living her life. Anyway, this is actually more of a story about her than a story about the things that happen to her, and it is her journey to discover that, while no one can ...more
Sep 23, 2012 Uthraa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Another book about the princess was slightly an overdose. Indeed very well written by the author. Although the princess's constant helplessness that she failed to help the women in need and her drinking habit because of that was slightly disturbing. I really liked the part where Kareem(Princess's husband)says 'You were born an Arab princess,Sultana.Why fight your fate?'. While that being very discouraging, its the truth. And the princess never realized that because of which she some unreasonable ...more
Raghad Khamees
May 19, 2015 Raghad Khamees rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هذه المرة الثالثة التي أقرأ فيها لجين ساسون، لذلك لم أستغرب تطرقها لموضوع المرأة المضطهدة، فساسون و رواياتها مكرسة لإظهار الاضطهاد والدونية والظلم الذي تتعرض لها المرأة في شتى أنحاء العالم ، ولم أستغرب من القصة الحقيقية التي روتها على لسان أميرة سعودية ولم أدهش أو اصعق من الفساد الذي يجري داخل القصور السعودية لأنني قد قرأت رواية لعبده خال الا وهي "ترمي بشرر". القصور الباهرة العملاقة الفاسدة التي تخطف الابصار هي نفسها العفنة القذرة بكل سكانها وروادها، القصور الطافحة بالمتدحرجين أخلاقيا ودينيا
My feelings are mixed about these books. Primarily I think westerners benefit from a better understanding of what life for women in the Middle East. For those of is raised with comparative freedom
It is unimaginable to even live as Sultana does, pampered and wealthy, yet with few real rights. It is appalling the ease with which very young girls are used sexually, how women are forced to marry, denied any real choice with regard to their lives, education or futures.

But the writing was weak, the a
This was another one of my purchases from Half Price Books Warehouse Sale when I was in pursuit of books to teach me about other cultures.

There were several times I wanted to quit reading. I had no sympathy or empathy for Sultana, her relatives, or her friends. I do not live in their world and I don't really understand their world. The lives described by the author were so empty and meaningless that I wondered why I kept reading.

In many ways, the world described reminded me of The Wolf of Wall S
Feb 07, 2008 Kristy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the entire Princess Trilogy, but I spaced out the books over a few years. This worked well because I noticed that a few of the stories were acknowledged again in the sequels.

All 3 books are quick reads which detail the life of a Saudi Princess, Sultana, as she struggles with the repression of women in Saudi Arabia. The tails she recounts are heart-wrenching and the reader learns just why it is difficult for Sultana to help these women (or herself). The books tend to bounce between being
Oct 27, 2008 Febri rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Buku terakhir dari trilogi The Princess. Buku ini justru lebih tepat di sebut sebagai awal dari tindakan nyata Sultana terhadap keadaan perempuan di negaranya setelah maju mundur di buku pertama dan kedua yang lebih banyak mengungkap emosi yang terkadang berlebihan untuk seorang muslimah.
Sayangnya, entah karena pemahaman sultana yang berbeda dengan umat muslim lainnya atau translate yang agak melenceng, sehingga ada bagian yang seolah menyatakan dalam islam orang yang membatalkan puasa ramadhan
Apr 25, 2008 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Laurajane Barber
The conclusion of the trilogy includes more outrageously horrifying moments but also unexpected hope. Princess Sultana's risky move to share her story at least brings awareness to the true situation for Saudi Arabian women. Before reading this trilogy, I was living in ignorant bliss. Though I had read the fictional account of life in Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns, it makes the reality more appalling when you know it's a true account--as is the case with the Princess Trilogy.

On our nation
Mar 07, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was nice to finally see these women stand up to their husbands and sons. The truthfulness of these books is a little clouded due to the author needing her identity protected. So I still wonder about some of the outrageous things written, including whether these women really had the guts to do what they needed to do for generations. Again, I'm left speechless that there are places currently that allow for women to be treated as they are in these books. How did I get so incredibly lucky?
Sep 09, 2013 Mavelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing woman, this Sultana. In her world of mega riches, she has dedicated her life to helping women in her country,(Saudi Arabia)to become free of terrible abuses at the hands of men, including their own fathers, husbands, brothers, uncles, etc. In this final book of the trilogy, she also receives the help of her sisters in saving a young Palestinian girl from a life of certain terror. The sisters all vow to continue their assistance and call themselves, Sultana's Circle.
I didn't read the first two books. This book was ok, I guess. Interesting to see what a royal family is like. It was not very believable that Sultana is doing much for the abused women there. You would think that with her money and status she could do more.
July Simmons
Apr 28, 2011 July Simmons rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a intense story based on a true story. It always worries me how women around the world suffer so much.
Angela Johnson
Jan 31, 2010 Angela Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating. I want to continue reading about Sultana and her family, I wish there were another book.
Second book in the "Princess" series. Again, well worth reading. But disturbing as well. A book you won't long forget.
Dec 20, 2007 Bethany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved the ending to this book!
Apr 24, 2009 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Real life story.... shows how rough some peoples lifes can be
Nov 25, 2008 Erma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Melengkapi trilogi Princess. Sultana tidak berhenti berjuang. Go Sultana!!!
Dec 06, 2010 Beverly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! You need to read the first two in the series.
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Jean Sasson was born in a small town in Alabama. An avid reader from an early age, she had read all the books in her school library by the time she was 15 years old. She also began her book collection at age 15. When given the chance to travel, Sasson accepted a position at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, and lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 12 years. She ...more
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