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Zarah the Cruel

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Zarah the Cruel is a thrilling historical fiction novel that immerses readers in the rich tapestry of ancient Babylon. The protagonist, Zarah, is a complex and compelling character who navigates the treacherous political landscape of the time with cunning and determination.

Joan Conquest's writing is vivid and evocative, bringing to life the opulent palaces, bustling markets, and sprawling deserts of Babylon. The author's meticulous research is evident in the detailed descriptions of the customs, beliefs, and conflicts of the era, adding depth and authenticity to the story.

The plot is filled with twists and turns, as Zarah grapples with betrayal, ambition, and love in her quest for power. The pacing is fast-paced, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as they follow Zarah's journey from a vulnerable orphan to a formidable queen.

Overall, Zarah the Cruel is a captivating and immersive read that will transport readers to a fascinating world of intrigue and passion. Joan Conquest has crafted a remarkable tale of power, loyalty, and sacrifice that will stay with readers long after they have finished the book.

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As told to a group of Bedouins as they sit around the fire, this tale , set in the Arabian desert, tells of a Holy Man accused of murder, and forced to flee and lead a nomadic life until he can prove his innocence. Some listeners may be offended by the ideas presented in this text. This is a reflection of the thinking at the time it was written. It is policy to not censor works.

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