"At times lyrical, at times puzzling and frustratingly opaque, and at times as dry as desert dust, this novel is nevertheless worth the trek for those interested in Middle Eastern history."
Chamberlin (The Sword of God
, 2012, etc.) delivers the last volume in her trilogy of historical novels tracking the tumultuous lives of three main characters and a cast of thousands as Muhammad's folowers spread his religion before and after his death.
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