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Sultana's Legacy

(Sultana #2)

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In thirteenth-century Moorish Spain, the Sultanate of Granada faces a bleak future, as a tyrant seizes control. Fatima, the daughter of a Sultan, and her devoted husband Faraj have enjoyed years of peace and prosperity. Now, a power-hungry madman claims the throne. He murders almost everyone Fatima holds dear. His reign fractures a weakened Sultanate, under siege from Chri ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published December 12th 2011 by CreateSpace (first published October 9th 2011)
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Rick F.
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
"In thirteenth-century Moorish Spain, the Sultanate of Granada faces a bleak future, as a tyrant seizes control. Fatima, the daughter of a Sultan, and her devoted husband Faraj have enjoyed years of peace and prosperity. Now, a power-hungry madman claims the throne. He murders almost everyone Fatima holds dear. His reign fractures a weakened Sultanate, under siege from Christian kingdoms to the north and Moorish dynasties in the south. Fatima must preserve the legacy of her forefathers at all co ...more
Tara Chevrestt
Sultana's Legacy is a sad and violent story about the downfall of a family. If you read the first book, you would remember Fatima and Faraj and their incredible love for each other and you probably thought, "This is going to be a HEA.." Eh, not really.

There is too much drama to summarize it in a nice and neat little review package. It spans the entire last half of Fatima's and Faraj's lives. We get to know their children and meet their grandchildren and see how the Sultanate has cursed their liv
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Arlene
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Brilliant!
Judy
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I first looked at book in the beginning, I thought I would have trouble on the kindle keeping track of who is who since the names are repeated so many times; however, the author presented the information such that I did not have trouble understanding which person she was talking about.
Revenge and greed for power certainly does destroy.
Patricia
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love, joy, hate, betrayal, loss, and revenge, The story of Fatima and Faraj, their children, grandchildren, and the extended family. Set in Andalusia, Spain from 1294-1325.

Many characters share the same first name but the author helps by adding an identifying title for the main characters: my son. my father, my husband,
etc. The names of minor characters: children, servants, concubines are more confusing.

Place names are written with Arabic names and dates follow the Islamic calendar but the Engl
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Julie Rose
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Totally engrossing story of the rulers of Al-Andalus in the 13th and early 14th centuries. Filled with love, conspiracies, betrayals, honor, and a seriously high body count, this story of the Nasrid rulers and their complicated hold on power is a great page-turner, super compelling. In particular, the protagonist--Fatima--is complicated and frustrating, and yet you wish at every turn for events to turn to her favor. It was a joy learning more about a time and place introduced in the previous boo ...more
Anita
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Having read and enjoyed the love story that slowly evolved between Fatima and Faraj in 'Sultana', I looked forward to reading what happened next. This sequel surprised me in that, although every bit as beautifully written a the first one, it took an astonishing, almost shocking turn in its portrayal of a family in crisis and ultimate breakdown. How loyalties can be split and ambition get in the way of familial loyalty was exquisitely shown and so sad. Even more amazing was that the story was bas ...more
Susan Pola Staples
Finished this one immediately after the first, but again with work...
The book continued the 'terrificness' of its predecessor, and showed the research Ms Yarde did.
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Lisa J. Yarde writes fiction inspired by the Middle Ages in Europe.

She is the author of two historical novels set in medieval England and Normandy, On Falcon’s Wings, featuring a star-crossed romance between Norman and Saxon lovers before the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and The Burning Candle, based on the life of the first countess of Leicester and Surrey, Isabel de Vermandois, progenitor of roya
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