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Swords from the Desert
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Steven Harbin
The theme of this collection of some Lamb's adventure stories is that each of them has an Arab as either the story's protagonist or as a main character. I thought most of them were pretty good. Three of the longer stories ("The Guest of Karadak", "The Road to Kandahar", and "The Light of the Palace") detail the adventures of one Daril Ibn Athir, an Arab warrior turned physician as he journeys towards the court of the Mogul rulers circa 1620; a time period that seems to have been a favorite of La...more
Vincent Darlage
Wow! I can't believe I haven't been reading Harold Lamb already. These stories were uniformly good.
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